えとですね、本日のテーマはGlobal Citizen、いやぁ、休日の朝からなんてGlobal つくづく、自分がホステス役で良かったと思いました。だって自分の考えを話すより聞き役に徹する事ができたんだもん このDiscussionに参加する時（特に自分がホステス役の時）に思うのですが、『英会話の練習』とかではなくて、皆さんの話を聞くのが単純に楽しいのです。自分がトピックを決めた時には想像してなかった話の流れになったりして、なんか新たな気持ちで休日をスタートできるのが心地よいです
- What kind of people do you think are the "Global Citizens"? Do you think you are a global citizen?
I believe Global Citizen are the people who know about their own country and try to understand about other countries. I cannot say I am a global citizen, because I never tried to get to know about my own country. Although I strongly believe that living in a country or talking to a friend from a foreign country with the knowledge of its history or current situation would make a huge difference, I have no intention to learn those things to think globally. I am too lazy for that kind of stuff.
- If you were a university professor and were given the opportunity to lecture on "Global Citizens", what would you like to teach to your students?
If I were a professor, then I would like to teach "The things you think are 100% true may not be so in a different county. One of famous examples is calling your friends by their first names. In Japan, we do not use our first names until we get to know each other well, but in English-speaking country, it is common to call even your boss by his/her first name. This kind of cultural difference will lead to misunderstandings and may result in a bigger problem. If I were given the oppotunity, I would like to emphasize the importance of being open-minded.
1. "Are you global citizen?"- "Are you a global citizen?"
2. "Chinese is the second popular language to learn in Japan."- "Chinese is the second most popular language to learn in Japan."
3. "regarding to Japan"- "regarding Japan"
4. "How you know those things?"- "How do you know how to do those things?"
5. "They may not so in another country."- "They may not be so in another country."