日の本にて…  ハロー、シカゴ



2007年 07月 12日 ( 1 )


Today`s Home Work

Make a speech about 'Your Hero!'
---Don`t use a dictionary.

My hero is Ryoma Sakamoto. He acted at the end of Edo-period in Japan for the Meiji Revolution. But explanation of complex background in those days is very difficult for me and it takes for about 30 minutes. So today, I introduce Ryotaro Shiba that I admire and respect. He was a historical writer and lived 1923-1996.

When I was a student of first year of high school, I read his novel for the first time. The title was 'Ryoma is going' was written about Ryoma Sakamoto. I impressed a lot. After that, I`ve read a lot of his novels, essays and so on. Maybe over 100 works. Mr. Shiba wrote about ancient Japanese to 1940`s, before World WAR 2. Old Japanese people who he wrote was wonderful. They were honest, patient, and kept morals. Even normal person was like that. He/She was not the historical character, not President, not Prime-minister. Each person was proud of his/her life one by one. They established Japanese history. In global history, there are no countries like Japan had no wars for over 200 years.
On the other hand, in the present Japan has many serious problems. Almost Japanese lose their morals and don`t keep rules. Japanese nation has 3 duties, about tax, work, and education. But person who don`t pay taxes, don`t work, don`t go to school is increasing year by year. Young guys throw trashes away easily everywhere. Middle company`s employees don`t give their sheet to old people in the train. I guess that many Japanese are very tired and irritate. I don`t know the reason why. I love ancient Japan and old Japanese people but I can`t like Japan in the present.
Since I`ve read Mr. Shiba`s works, I`ve thought to go to forein country. I wanted to look my country from outside and think about Japan I was born in again. So I am here now.

Mr. Shiba encouraged me to go overseas. He gave me an opportunity to think about my life. I will continue reading his works. His voice is usually fresh for me.
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by shibaei | 2007-07-12 09:33 | 海外


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