4th of JULY

blog10 4th of JULYDo you know what day is July 4th ? The answer is Independence Day of The U.S.A!!! Independence Day is known as 4th of JULY and very very important day for American people. The U.S.A separated from the Kingdom of Great Britain and published Declaration of Independence on 1776, JULY 4th and from that day, people decided that JULY 4th is official holiday. There are parades, carnivals, concerts, and speeches in the U.S.A every year and at last, fireworks were set off. Every American celebrate this day like Thanksgiving and Christmas. If you go to the U.S.A this time, you can see a lot of American flags. Happy Holiday!!

Costco

df10f62dCostco is a biggest wholesale corporation which is membership only. The head office is in Seattle. People have to be members to shopping at Costco. The cost is 4200yen. They sell food, household goods, clothes, furniture, jewelry and so on. They sell these items big size, and good price, so people can buy something many and low price than other shops. People can enjoy not only shopping but also eat food here. When I went there, I enjoyed shopping and had pizza. The pizza is cheap and good taste. There are 15 Costco in Japan. If you live nearby Costco, I recommend you to go to Costco!

First class

20130625_ehHave you ever ridden First class? Etihad Airways is the best First class in the world 2013. Etihad Airways is Arabian Airport Company. Passengers get some special services. First people can massage of facial, foot and scalp in airplane for free. Next people can relax drinking expensive vintage champagne at bar. In addition, the seat is leather which made by company that makes seat of Ferrari. Seat becomes flat bed. There is a 23 inch TV. People can use internet. People can enjoy and relax in airplane.

Costco

df10f62dCostco is a biggest wholesale corporation which is membership only. The head office is in Seattle. People have to be members to shopping at Costco. The cost is 4200yen. They sell food, household goods, clothes, furniture, jewelry and so on. They sell these items big size, and good price, so people can buy something many and low price than other shops. People can enjoy not only shopping but also eat food here. When I went there, I enjoyed shopping and had pizza. The pizza is cheap and good taste. There are 15 Costco in Japan. If you live nearby Costco, I recommend you to go to Costco!

Mt. Fuji: A cheap climb

img_421614_8140289_5June 22, 2013, UNESCO decided that Mt. Fiji has been registered as a World Heritage.  However, it is said that there are some problems.

One of them is about an entrance fee.  According to the news media, they say that it would be about 1,000 yen.  Do you think it is expensive or cheap?  I would like to compare with other mountains in the world.

  •  Mt. Kilimanjaro (Africa) → about $70
  • Mt. Aconcagua (Argentina) → about $1,000
  • Mt. Everest (Nepal) → about $10,000 《from Tibet》/ about $25,000 《from Nepal》

Compared with these mountains, Mt. Fuji’s fee is not expensive.  What do you think about this problem?

Cool Biz for women

On May 20, ministry of the environment announced to start cool biz for women for the first time. Thy recommended to wear clothes which breathe well and to use deodorant to suppress smell or sweat. But on June 3, three civic organization demanded abolition of this campaign because if deodorant uses too much in trains or office, there is fear of increasing number of people who feel bad. Because of this insistence, Ministry of the environment changed it. image

Volunteer at Iwate

IMG_1838I and some friends went to Iwate for volunteer by car during golden week. We had ever been to only Miyagi for volunteer, so it was first visit to Iwate for us. We helped agriculture. And we talked local people about 3.11.
Some of areas are still vacant, and there are buildings which were destroyed by Tsunami.And there is a vacant lot. I couldn’t express any word when I saw the view.
According to local people, they are afraid that people forget about 3.11.
They are wishing that somebody include us continue to tell somebody about 3.11.We are never ever forget 3.11  (This video is some messages from Tohoku)I will continue volunteer surely.

An Open-Air Market for Earthquake Reconstruction

People who live in Fukushima prefecture are selling local food in this picture.

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There are so many people who can’t go back to their home because of radiation, even though, 2 years passed after the great east Japan earthquake.  So people who live in Iwaki city, Fukushima prefecture decided to hold this event to support those who can’t go back to home.

People who went there said that it was very good opportunity to meet local people and talk about their memories.

They hold this event every month.

2 years… it seems very long time, but the great east Japan earthquake is not history for them yet.

Female Employment Rate in Japan and our Future….

写真kkToday, after 3rd period, I attended  to a guidance to job hunting.Since before, I was really worried about my future job and whenever I attended to a guidance to job hunting, I felt blue. I think almost everyone in the Hitomi Auditorium felt as same as mine.

During the guidance, there were happy news and sad news.The good news was, the female employment rate increased compare to last year and teacher told us that Showa Women University has a highest employment rate within other women’s university. That was amazing!

写真ppThe bad news was, the period of the company information session will start later than last year and it means, we have limitations how many company information sessions we can go. So, we have to think carefully and attend to the sessions.

 I found an interesting article and it says, in Ishikawa-Ken, the female employment rate has increased and recently it has the highest female employment in Japan. In this prefecture, they support women for re-employment. In addition, they have many extended day care creche(延長保育実施保育所) compare to other prefectures. But still if we compare Japanese female employment rate to other countries,  our country is still low.

  1. Germany 66.1%
  2. England 65.3%
  3. America 62.4%
  4. Japan 60.1%
  5. France 59.9%                                                                                    (2010, by OECD)

It is sad that even our female employment rate increased compare to before, still we are low rank compare to other coubtries. I hope that oneday not only in Japan but also among the world, our female employment rate will increase more so that women have happier life than now.

Also, teacher told us valuable information about how to use career support center wisely, how to study for SPI3 and how to find a job which is suitable for ourselves.

We will face many difficulties but in order to grab our dream jobs, we have to study hard and do not give up for our dreams!

Tokyo Sky Tree’s first anniversary


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This year is a  Tokyo Sky Tree‘s first anniversary. This is the highest tower as a freestanding broadcast structure. It has 634 meter, I can not imagine. I have not been to there. I want to go, so I examine the Tokyo Sky Tree. At there, first, we take an elevator to go to an observation deck. This elevator has illuminations which are changed the design in each season. At  the observation deck floor, there is a transparent glass at our feet, so we can see the ground from 350 meter. Also, at 450 meter floor, there is a corridor. We can feel that we are in the sky now! This corridor is the  highest space in the Tokyo Sky Tree.  This tower is an interesting place. Please check it.