May 8th, 2006

Racism 人種差別

Journal for 2006-5-8 Mon..
Weather: Sunny Plan: Akagi JHS

I read a sentence written by a junior high school student today that read "eigo ga kirai. nihonjin dakara." Translated that means, "I hate English because I am Japanese." If a student in the U.S. were to say, "I hate Japanese because I am American," I believe that the student would most likely get a lecture on racism from their teacher. But here in Japan there are many teachers that think there is nothing wrong at all with this line of thinking. The average Japanese person is like the average American in that the idea that only one's mother toungue is of any importance. This is a dangerous mistake, no matter if you are in the U.S. or Japan.

天気: 晴 行事: 赤来中


Today's Kanji
Meaning (意味): hundred million

Chinese Reading (音読み):
Reading Romaji
Vocabulary (単語):
Word Reading Romaji Translation
三億円さんおくえんsan'okuen300,000,000 yen
巨億きょおくkyookuvast fortune

Trevor Lalish-Menagh