Thanks for your comments on this topic, and thanks for all the interesting links to other videos. Actually, there is one thing that really puzzles me about smoking in Japan.
Since I have been in Japan, the anti-smoking movement has grown much stronger. For example, when I was working in Sapporo, teachers used to smoke in front of students in the staffroom, but that would never happen now. Also, restaurants never used to have non-smoking sections, but now there are lots of completely smoke-free places.
Of course, I am very much in favour of these developments, but I can’t understand who is driving them. Japan is controlled by old men, and old men are one of the biggest groups of smokers. I wonder where the pressure to push for more anti-smoking measures is coming from?
Anyway, here is some feedback on your comments.
Can we call it commercial?
Can we call it a commercial?
So it was predictable to me.
So it was predictable.
I wonder if you remember one of the commercials of JT(Japan Tobacco Inc.) which was aired a while ago.
It’s none of my business whether smokers smoke, but it really makes me angry when they smoke where they shouldn’t.
Another nice sentence!
It reminded me of the very shocking news from Indonesia.
It reminded me of a very shocking video from Indonesia.
no adults around him aren’t stopping him!
the adults around him aren’t stopping him!
An annual survey in 2012 by JT said smoking rate had fallen to 21.1 percent, hitting a record low for the 17th straight year.
I really hope that’s true, but I still see smokers everywhere I look.
so why they have to be made as people from other countries please?
so why should we care what people from other countries think?
We had been busy when our house was being built
We were really busy when our house was being built (A-Z: past perfect tense)
seeing children asking adults cigarette is shocking.
seeing children asking adults for a cigarette is shocking.
It is interesting to compare how different countries try to educate people or let people know of the dangers of smoking.
I don’t think always refusing changes is a good thing, either, but do TV shows and commercials really need to change just because TV producers or advertisers want to try their abilities(skills)? Do the general public really want it?
If you don’t experiment, you will never have any failures, but you will never have any real successes, either. I don’t think the general public in Japan want anything different because they don’t know that TV can be so much better than this. TV in the UK has a lot of absolute rubbish, but there is really great stuff there as well. I gave up watching Japanese TV shows because they all seem exactly the same: the same “talent,” the same format, and the same content. As you say, however, that is probably because I don’t really understand Japanese culture.
I tried to reply to you, but suddenly comment field was disappeared!
… but the comment field suddenly disappeared!
Since I wasn’t in Japan for 5 years,
Since I haven’t been in Japan for 5 years, (A-Z: present perfect tense)
They made me think that it might be a good idea to have people from other countries to make some commercials for us.
Nice sentence, but you don’t need “to” after “countries.”
You haven’t closed your last entry yet.
Thanks. I’ve just done it now.
I know what you mean very well.
“I know exactly what you mean” would be more natural. This is not wrong, though.
I think it’s very unfair that smokers and non-smokers pay exactly the same premium for the governmental health insurance.
That’s very true, but it would be hard to enforce rules like that. What about people who are overweight or people who take part in dangerous sports? Should they pay more too?
That’s all for today. Have a great weekend.