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小林 千郷 さん(フィンランド)

【アサインメント】国際共生 Global Studies

The Same Value of Nature in Finland

Finland has much more forest and lakes than the other countries. Three-fourths of the country is forest. Finnish people have been surrounded by lovely nature since they were born. Old people in Finland must have been as well. Finns have lived with the nature and got along with each other. They have a special right for living in the nature with others. It is called “Jokamiehenoikeus” in Finnish language. It means “right of public access” and it is translated “everyman’s right”. Everyone even foreigners has the right to enjoy nature such as forest and lakes as long as you follow natural rules. You can take a walk and pick blueberries and mushrooms even in a private forest without any permission. Finnish people think that nature can be shared with everyone.

I have heard a very interesting thing from a Finnish teacher in an elementary school here. It is that pupils have to study about nature at school in Finland. Teachers teach children how important nature is in a class. I think Japan, at least my elementary school, has a similar kind of class to that in Finland. When I was in elementary school, I studied about regional features such as temples or shrines that we have in our city. Teachers taught us about those things as one of cultures. The more I got to know about the temples and shrines, the more I felt how important they were. Then I noticed that those temples and shrines were the symbols of our cultures and we should keep and take over those cultural things from generation to generation. I guess that Finnish pupils have the same feeling as I felt in my childhood while they are studying about nature. Protecting and keeping the nature is a kind of culture for Finnish people. Therefore, Finnish people need to have the same value about nature because there is no strict rule in the everyman’s right. Moreover, adults must tell children how to live with nature and how to keep and pass on it to the next generations. That is why Finnish pupils study about nature at school. Nature in Finland is protected by a sense of responsibility that every Finn has been keeping in his or her mind since a child.


山根 大智 さん(アメリカ)

【アサインメント】地域文化 Area Studies

The History of China and Invasion by Japan

I discussed about the history of China and Taiwan with Edward Fu, who is my best friend in the U.S and have two nationalities of America and Taiwan. I really appreciate him to be willing to talk about it.

At the beginning of discussion, I asked him which country’s history he is good at, and he answered his favorite is Chinese history. All I know well about Chinese history is only the era of Three Kingdoms from the video game and the movie “Red Cliff”. The Three Kingdoms Era is a history between the years of 220 to 280 CE in China. Three countries, Shu, Wei, and Wu had fought for supremacy of all of China. I really like the history of this era and asked him which country is the most his favorite country. His answer was Wei. Even though Cao Cao, who was the general of Wei, is always described as the bad person in some history books or games, He doesn’t think he was such kind of person. His dream was to restore peace and to unite the separated China. However, every story needs a villain and describes him as a bad person because of his strong ambition. But still, he thinks Cao Cao is one of the greatest people in the world.

After talking about Three Kingdoms Era, I asked him whether he has an interest in any other specific era. In fact, he knows a lot about China and Taiwan history further than I thought. He is pretty good at the history of Taiwan, such as what happened when Taiwan government was in China and What happened after Japan military invades China. Usually, I try to avoid talking about any history or political things with Chinese, Taiwanese, or Korean in order not to make any dispute. However, I thought this is a good opportunity to ask about it. So I asked him, “How do you think about the invasion by Japanese government?” His respond was very long, but he answered very gently. He thinks that Japan got too greedy on expanding their territory at the time. Japan had tried to show their power to other countries by invasion. Japan had started a war with Korean and China, and this was how once Taiwan became a part of Japan. He thinks that Japan were really satisfied with our power and tried to expand territories as many as they could. It was a little different from my view, but I was glad to know another opinion about what Japan did.

中辻 美咲 さん(フランス)

【アサインメント】共通課題 Common Tasks

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クラスは初級から上級まで10クラス、おおよそ1クラス12人くらいと細かく分かれており、中級以上からはfrancais specialite(特別講座)が4つあり、それぞれ自分の学びたい分野で、フランスにかんする知識を増やすと共に、その分野特有のフランス語も学ぶことができます。授業では、DELFというフランス語板TOEICに沿ったテキストに加えて、フランスの歌や短い動画(コメディ)を見て、フランス語を勉強するとともに、背景にあるフランス人の特徴や社会問題も学べます。






小野 光 さん(台湾)

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