「日本って?」

What has present Japan become?

 「Where are you from?」とは、買い物に行けば必ずといっていいほど受ける質問。アジアは日本も韓国も中国もフィリピンもベトナムもカンボジアもタイもみんな同じ顔に見えるから、「お前はどこだ」って聞かれます。「日本人は金を持っているから少々高くても売れるだろう」的な発想なのか、純粋にぼくがどこの国の者なのかを知りたいのかは分かりませんが、とにかくよく聞かれます。もちろん「ジャパニース」と答えます。するとこれまた決まって、ほとんどが笑顔になって「Oh!Japanese! Japan is good! We have many Japanese goods.TV,camera,car... Japan is very good!」と話してくれます。「おいおい、そんなに持ち上げてどうするんだい」という気持ちが半分と、素直にこう受け止めてくれるのがうれしい気持ちとが半分になります。

The question received so that you may surely call it "Where are you from?", as long as it goes to buy. since all of Asia also of Japan, the Republic of Korea, China, the Philippines, Vietnam, Cambodia, and a tie are visible to the same face -- "-- a front is where -- 」 って聞 -- he ます Although it does not know whether to want to know whether it is the "selling [ Japanese people ] since [ Japanese people have gold ] and even if they are a little high"-way of thinking, and of a country of what I am a person purely, it is often heard anyhow. Of course, it is answered as "ジャパニース."
Then, it can come, it is decided again, most becomes a smiling face, and it is "Oh!Japanese! Japan is good! We have many Japanese goods.TV, camera, car ... Japan is very good! It talks with ". "-- gradually, it raises so much, and it carries out what and the feeling with delightful being and the feeling of " thinking it as a half like this obediently becomes half

 でも最近、少し違う感情が湧いてくるようになりました。

But the feeling which is different for a while came to spring recently.

「小2児童を同級生の母親が刺す」"A classmate's mother stabs smallness 2 child."

「都内でも児童ナイフで脅される」"Also in the city of Tokyo, it is threatened with a juvenile knife."

「刺した理由…むしゃくしゃしていたから…」"-- reason -- with which it stabbed -- since it was irritated --"

「幼稚園に撹乱男乱入」"It is 撹乱男 intrusion to a kindergarten."

「開かれた学校が悪夢に」"An open school is flom a nightmare."

…最近インターネットのニュースを見ていて目に付く記事です。

-- It is the report which is looking at the news of the Internet recently and is conspicuous.

 国内で生活していた時に比べ、ニュースラインナップも抽出されたものになっているでしょうし、もちろんこれらが全てではないことも分かっています。しかし、一体これらは何なんでしょう。特に海外で生活している私たちは、これらのニュースをどう捉えたらよいのでしょう。いくらどこどこの池の鴨に卵が生まれた、なんてあたたかいニュースと並んでいるとはいえ、今の日本の現状をひどく疑うばかりです。アブダビでは暑すぎて外で子どもを遊ばせることができません。日本では「危ない」から外で遊べない状態なのでしょうね。

Probably compared with the time of living at home, it is that from which news lineup was also extracted, and it turns out that these are not all of course, either. However, these will really be what. How should we who are living especially overseas catch these news? how much -- where -- although it has ranked with the very warm news by which the egg was born to the duck of a pond of what, the present condition of present Japan is just suspected severely It is too hot and a child cannot be made to play outside in Abu Dhabi. Is it in the state where it cannot play outside from "it is dangerous" in Japan?

 「子どものしつけについて」という項目で、子どもに甘くしつけが上手にできていない現状を書きました。しかしその根底には、「弱いものとして子どもを大切にしたい」「完成されていない子どもが粗相をしてもしかたがない」といったものがあるような気がします。つまり、大人が大人として子どもを見ている側面があると思うのです。子どもへの関わり方に、私たちとの違いがあるにせよ、とにかくこの国では大人と子どもはきちんと分けてかんがえらえている気がするのです。

By the item of "upbringing of a child", upbringing wrote indulgently the present condition which has not been made well to the child. However, I feel that there is a thing of "wanting to value a child as a weak thing" and "it being unavoidable for the child who is not completed to do rough " on the bottom. That is, an adult thinks that there is side in which the child is seen as an adult. the difference from us should make it how to a child to be concerned that it is -- anyhow, an adult and a child divide exactly and えらえている気 acts [ かん ] as them in this country

 「むしゃくしゃして子どもを刺す」ことが起きてしまう日本は一体どうなっているのでしょう。どこに大人がいるのでしょう。だれがだれを諭し、教え、導く社会なのでしょう。ぼくは買い物の時に「Japan is good!」と笑顔で話すおじちゃんに何て顔をすればいいのでしょう。ぼくは外国の人に日本はどんな国だと話せばいいのでしょう。

What has Japan in which what "it is irritated and a child is stabbed for" takes place really become? Where is an adult needed? It will be the society to which who admonishes whom, and teaches and leads him. Probably, I should just make a face my uncle who talks with "Japan is good" with smile at the time of shopping very. Probably, I should just tell a foreign man that Japan is what country.

 壊れていくのは簡単なことです。創りあげるのは大変なことです。今の日本って?

Breaking is easy. Creation is a serious thing. What has present Japan become?