Thanks for all your comments. I talked about this with the students in my Wednesday discussion class, and they all agreed that it is a really difficult topic. I’ll try and think of something easier for next week.
One of my students said something that made me laugh. He said that the biggest proponent of legalising casinos is Governor Hashimoto, so it must be a bad idea.
As I said in the entry, as I understand it, Japan already has plenty of legal gambling, so I can’t see how casinos would be any different. I think if the locations were chosen carefully, casinos could be used to breathe life back into some dying towns and communities. As well as bringing in lots of money, they would also create a lot of jobs.
Anyway, here is some feedback on your comments.
So, the proposal itself is like a gambling, isn’t it?
Basically, Abenomics is one huge gamble, and I don’t think this proposal would be any more dangerous than that!
It is also said that the gambling industry has quite a few 天下りex-policemen.
Ah, our old friend amakudari again. I don’t think Japan will have any kind of future until this practice is banned.
Casinos gave a huge boost in Macao’s economy
Casinos gave a huge boost to Macao’s economy.
I myself rarely gamble.
This is a good structure to learn if you don’t know it. It’s one way of translating 私は.
I don’t think casino itself is not so bad if people are not addicted to it.
I don’t think casinos themselves are so bad as long as people do not become addicted to them.
I wonder if you have similar experiences
I wonder if any of you have had a similar experience.
Are there any good ideas to ride a bike against the wind?
Does anyone know a good way to ride a bike against the wind? (Yes, lean forward, and get stronger legs!)
I might have got run over if I had just stayed on the bike being unable to go forward in the middle of the street.
The first bit of that sentence is really nice. The second bit could be “… if I had just stayed on the bike and been stuck in the middle of the street.”
That’s all for today. Have a great weekend.