20 February, 2008

In Tokyo Mar 2004 to Mar 2005

Tokyo Disneyland

Tokyo Disneyland

Fuji Goko with Miho. Fuji San at the background

White Hakone

Hakodate, Hokkaido

Otaru of Hokkaido 北海道的小樽

With Miho in Kamakura 鎌倉

My two lovely Japanese teachers Michi and Kumi

Odaiba with my young friends
From left Me, Korean, Korean, Korean (Yumi), Hongkong girl (front), Japnese (back), Taiwanese (glasses).

Japanese School graduation


Nagano ski centre with my young friends

A picture with my surname in front of a Kimono shop

Yasukuni Jinja

With Ryooko in Yokohama

China Town, Yokohama

Stayed in Tokyo from 2004 to 2005.

Most Japanese do not speak English, they read Japanese newspapers, Japanese books only, they watch NHK TV only, they surf in Japanese websites only.

At almost all the train stations, I could see at least one English language school nearby but why the Japanese cannot speak English ?
Maybe the government does not want to encourage English so that the people cannot read English Newspapers, watch English TV shows, surf in Internet in English...
Easier to control your people this way ??? English language schools are just for show ???

Met many Asian friends, from Hong Kong, China, Taiwan, Korea, Vietnam and etc. They too, do not speak English. I found Singaporean having advantage of knowing English.
I was very upset with the government when I saw Chinese schools being replaced by English school many years back. But now, I think it was the right decision. At least now, I know Chinese and English. We have advantage over other Asian friends.

Japan produce many household appliances, cars and etc. In Singapore we watch 40+ inches Japanese TV, use big Japanese fridge, drive big Japanese car. But in Tokyo, the Japanese are watching small TV, using small fridge, driving small car because their houses are small.

Japanese women have to prepare breakfast for husband to eat and lunch for husband to bring to work. After work, they have to do housework and look after children and they have no maid (government policy).
When go dating, Japanese girls will take their own train ride there, pay their share of bill.
As compare to them, Singapore women, girls are so lucky.

In Tokyo, many people cycle, the women dressed very nicely and cycle with a child in the front basket and another one in the rear basket. The working class cycle from their apartment to train station to take a train to work.

People cycle at footpath. It was annoying at first but later I got used to it.
As compare to Singapore, the cyclists are protected from road accidents. How many cyclists are killed on Singapore road ? Shall we not change our policy to protect them ?

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