Thanks for participating in our first online poll. As I am writing this, the most popular answer is “I would never vote for right-wing parties,” but there were also a lot of votes for “I might vote for them because I think Japan needs a change.” I agree 100% that Japan needs a change, but I cannot imagine that an 80-year-old nationalist is the way for this country to move forward. Unfortunately, however, I don’t have the right to vote in Japan, so I can’t do anything except trust the good sense of Japanese people. Yoroshiku! There must be some good politicians around who don’t want to try to take Japan back to the way it used to be before the war.
The discussion about black and white was also very interesting, so thank you Biwa for bringing it up. Maybe we could use that as a topic again sometime in the future.
Here is some feedback on your comments.
That’s techy enough for me!
Nice. You could also say “That’s techy as far as I’m concerned.”
I think I can get it, but when it is difficult, I’ll send you an e-mail for help.
I think I will be able to get one, but if I have trouble, I’ll email you.
I hope each individual will pounder over our country’s future and vote.
I hope that each person will think carefully about the future of our country before they vote.
I think we need strong politicians but I’m not support Mr.Ishihara.
… but I don’t support Mr. Ishihara.
I think some of those right-wingers are quite fluent speakers (or shall I say too noisy?), and hence they just grab people’s hearts dissatisfied with the current government.
I think some of those right-wingers are quite eloquent (or maybe they just make a lot of noise?), so they grab the attention of people who are dissatisfied with the current government.
By the way, 80,000 yen for the entrance fee? It cost much.
By the way, 80,000 yen for the entrance fee is a lot!
I’m not sure if the commenters are right, but many say like this:
“… but many say this” or “but many explain it like this.”
he is thinking of a coalition with Mr Hashimoto despite that some of their policies are completely different.
“he is thinking of forming a coalition with Mr Hashimoto even though some of their policies are completely different” or “… despite the fact that…”
I’m not blaming you, rinko, but…
I think “I’m not criticising you” would be more appropriate here.
This is my first post on this website.
This is a useful sentence to learn.
If Mr.Ishihara hadn’t announced buying the islands, Japan might have found a better and more peaceful solution. As
I know what you mean, and if I don’t know the law I mentioned, I might think the same thing.
I know what you mean, and if I didn’t know about the law I mentioned, I might think the same thing.
I used to live in San Francisco for 4 years in the early ’70s,
I lived in San Francisco for 4 years in the early ’70s. (A-Z: Used to / would)
The important thing to remember is that Japanese economy is going down rapidly,whilst Chinese economy is going up in some years
The important thing to remember is that Japan’s economy is shrinking rapidly while China’s has been growing in recent years.
If you check the entries of Jan 15 and 17, 2007 on David’s blog of ALC’s website, you can see his face. FYI
Thanks for posting that. You can see his shiny head, too!
By the way, I tried to listen to those interviews, but the audio file doesn’t seem to work. Does it have a time limit, David?
Sorry, I’m not sure how long files are kept on the ALC servers.
That’s all for today. Please let me know if you have any questions about my feedback or about any of the other language in the comment.
Have a great weekend.