Archive for October, 2008

Q4# Why some people don’t take a full time job

October 29, 2008

We looked at an article from last year about a freeter’s rally in Tokyo. They were urging the government to allow them to make more money so that they could have ‘a beautiful life’ too.

What do you think is the best way to do that; simply pay part-timers more, give more of them full time jobs, or do you have some other idea?


Q 3# Why might people not marry until they are older?

October 22, 2008

Sometimes there are different reasons for people delaying making decisions or taking action. Why might a person delay getting married? And what should that person do until they marry? How should he or she live his/her life?

Q2# Should ‘otaku’ be used as a positive, negative, or neutral label?

October 15, 2008

Subtopic 1# Monester parents

October 7, 2008

Monester parents are a real problem recently in Japan as they tend to raise monester kids. Have you encountered any monester parents? What happened?

In a recent example in the Japan Times, 31 Snow Whites in a recent school drama didn’t raise an eyebrow. Why such an unusual production you may ask? Because all of the parents wanted their child to be in the leading role. Should the school administrators have caved in to the parent demands? If not, what should they have done instead?