Thanks for all your comments. I guess no one really wants nuclear weapons, but when you have a basket-case of a country like North Korea developing them, it is understandable that some Japanese people feel that they need more than just a promise of protection from the United States.
Here is some feedback on your comments.
If Nuclear weapons were used in war, it means that cities were destroyed completely and many people were killed like Nagasaki and Hiroshima.
If nuclear weapons were used in war, cities would be completely destroyed, and many people would be killed, like in Nagasaki and Hiroshima. (A-Z: if / when)
Many Japanese people may think that Japan should not make their Nuclear weapons,…
“make nuclear weapons” or “make their own nuclear weapons” (A-Z: my car)
She used to say to her children to live with integrity.
She used to tell her children to live with integrity. (A-Z: say / tell)
“The war is over. Everybody should dwell in peace.”
I agree with your grandmother. The problem is what to do when others threaten you.
So, my opinion is that any country shouldn’t have Nuclear weapons and never use them,
So, my opinion is that no countries should use or even develop nuclear weapons. (A-Z: negative sentence word order)
Many people say that having nuclear weapons works as a deterrent, and keeps the power balance between the nations.
Nice sentence, but you don’t need “the” before “nations” because you are referring to the whole group, i.e., all nations.
What happens if people start buying more powerful guns? It’s quite obvious that people would look for newer and more powerful ones. It’s just endless.
That’s why it is called an “arms race.”
You have a point.
I became aware of it already when I was in elementary school!!
I understood that when I was in elementary school!!!
there was one that always made me to hesitate to sign on.
there was one thing I had to sign that always made me hesitate.
Yes. What I wanted to say was it, and I didn’t talk about you. If you thought so, I’m sorry.
Yes. That was what I wanted to say, and I wasn’t talking about you. I’m sorry if it came across that way.
Even if you really talked about me, I would not be angry with you at all!
Even if you had been talking about me, I would not have been angry with you at all! (A-Z: if / when)
Anyway, I’m against Japan developing its own nuclear weapons.
Sorry, “haven’t had enough fighting and competing” should be correct.
If it’s during a specified period in the past like “during their childhoods,” it should be “didn’t have enough….”
Joking apart, as I wrote here before,…
“Joking apart” is a good expression to learn if you don’t know it.
He seems to have two faces.
“Two faces” generally has a negative connotation in English. It’s used to talk about people who say nice things to someone’s face, and then horrible things behind their back. In this case, “two sides to his personality” would be more appropriate.
How do you think about their ideas?
What do you think about their ideas? (A-Z: how)
Actually I don’t thnk women are generally any less competitive than men…
A friend of mine once said to me, “If you leave two or more boys alone for more than a minute, they will develop some kind of game that involves competing.” I laughed, but every time I have observed that kind of situation since, it has turned out to be true!
it’s impossible to eliminate nuclear weapons in the world.
it’s impossible to eliminate nuclear weapons from the world.
The reason why I say so is that boy babies look usually more aggressive and rough than girl babies to me.
I know a number of women who have had one or two daughters, and then a son. Most of them end up shell-shocked! My brother’s wife said she couldn’t believe the difference between their older daughter and their younger son, and my friend Aoki san’s wife said the same. She always said that she wanted to have a really big family when she only had two daughters. After she had her son, she suddenly changed her mind!
-> How much more powerful Japan could be than now it is in the world if they possessed nuclear weapons.
How much more powerful Japan could be in the world than it is now if it possessed nuclear weapons.
That’s all for today. Have a great weekend, and I will be back on Monday with a very controversial topic. I’m expecting to hear some strong opinions and arguments, but I’ll try to stay out of it because I have extremely strong feelings on the subject, and I’m guessing that no one here (apart from maybe Kattie) will agree with me!