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Economics

What is “Abenomics”?

SHINZ_~1What is Abenomics? These are new economic policies by Shinzo Abe, the current Prime Minister of Japan. They consist of some ideas, “Three Arrows”, we call them. Economic Growth, Monetary policy…everyone can understand until here. The majority of people look forward to start a finance policy which Shinzo Abe will do, because there is a bad financial situation in Japan. If the Japanese economy gets better, a few major companies can raise salaries. People must be happy, are’t they?
How are Abenomics working? Here is an example of Abenomics. Haruhiko Kuroda, who is president of the Bank of Japan, mentioned “Different dimension relaxation”. He has a goal for inflation of a “price increase of 2 % in 2 years”. But, the turn of affairs is suspicious, stock price has stagnated.
And, Shinzo Abe mentioned an idea which would help women to return to their previous office after childbirth. Because according to research, Japanese women tend to retire after childbirth more than other developed countries. If all plans of Shinzo Abe start, will Japan change or not?
The majority of Japanese people are expecting this new policy, but I wonder how other countries think about Japanese economic policies in G8 summit.  After the Japanese House of Councillors election on July 21 , some countries evaluate it.  But, how does it advance so that Japan may not become disadvantageous?  We need watching how moves our current Prime Minister.

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culture Japan

Harry Potter Museum in Japan!

 

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Harry Potter Museum

Last week I visited Harry Potter museum at Mori Arts Gallery of Roppongi Hills with my friend.  Taking pictures is prohibited, but I really enjoyed the event.

When you first go into the gallery, you can experience the sorting ceremony.  One of the staff slowly told us the story as if she was a cast of the movie.  After that, you can look around the exhibits personally, and see the clothes which the casts were actually wearing or many hand props of the movie.  If you are a big fan of the movie, you can be excited by the events because of the high quality.

And I’m sure you will feel you want to go to Universal Studio Japan in 2014!

The Wizarding World of Harry Potter will open;)

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The Wizarding World of Harry Potter in Orlando

I once went to the theme park in Florida, I was fascinated by the world which I watched in the movie.  I really recommend you to watch the movies again and want you to feel the Harry Potter world in Japan.

 

 

 

 

 

 

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culture health Japan

Haven’t you suffered from the summer heat?

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Bathtub is very effective to control your health condition in summer.  I guess most of you take only a shower in this season.

According to BITEKI, a Japanese magazine, having a massage while taking a bath is effective to your health and figure.

The first advantage is for your stiff shoulder and neck.  Warming your body will improve blood circulation. Probably you often suffer from air condition in the city or office.  I recommend you to take the stiffness out of your body and get rid of your fatigue before the day is over.

The second is you can solve the problem of puffy body, the dullness and dry skin by Improve your metabolism.  If you don’t like taking a bath in summer, taking half body bathing with mildly warm water is also effective.

Please don’t take a bath for a long time. And drink water more often.

Let’s overcome the crazy summer!