S2 Ep2. ローマクラブ
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Hello. This is my podcast episode 2 of season 2. I’m still working and writing my college essays, I’ve submitted three and one has already been accepted. The other two essays will be graded later this month. The last essay was on the history of education. I looked at how the Japanese education system has changed since World War II.


When I was in my twenties, I thought studying in college was boring. I was more interested in my own life than in reading and studying. But as I got older, I started to think more about society. These days I don’t watch much ‘Taishu Goraku’ like TV and movies anymore, and I read more news and ‘Senmonsho’, so I’m glad I started studying, even though the assignments are tough. ‘Taishu Goraku’ (popular entertainment) is entertainment designed for a large audience. ‘Senmonsho’ (specialist books) are textbooks and other books for gaining knowledge. Education study is actually very much related to social issues.


I am currently studying about the Club of Rome. The Club of Rome is a Swiss organization, but it is called the Club of Rome because the first gathering was held in Rome, Italy in 1968. Scientists, business managers, and others participate in this club, and they discuss various social issues, such as environmental issues. Recently, there is a shortage of natural resources, and inflation is a problem in every country. A friend of mine who lives in London told me that the price of butter has gone up, and milk has become more expensive in Japan as well. It seems that there is not enough food for cows due to the war. 2022 is said to be 50 years since the Club of Rome predicted that the earth will reach its limits of growth in 100 years. I’m afraid about what will happen in the remaining 50 years.


In December, I will visit Kyoto to meet with my students. I am very much looking forward to it. Well, I think that’s it for today. See you next time and thanks for listening!

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