Friday, June 29, 2007

Shibaura Institute of Technology Global Issues 1 Assignment 2 - An Interview with Miho: Living in another culture

This is a video interview with Miho, a young Japanese woman who lived and studied overseas. The video comes from The Daily English Show episode #320.
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15 comments:

  1. Keisuke T9:55 am

    First, it is wonderful to studied English, hospitality management, internal relations, and Italian at the same time in England. Why did she think that studying in England? As for me, I don't think that two language at the same time in overseas.
    Second, I thought she spoke English fluently. If I lived in overseas for 7 years, will my English be fluent? If she said that she is a Japanese-American, everyone will believe it.
    It is also wonderful that having been become a radio announcer and being going to be working in fashion. How active she is! How many gifts she have?

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  2. Atsushi M1:47 am

    If she felt nervous, I do not understand. On the other hand, I felt that despite the fact she has been in England, I did not clearly hear her voice. But it is wonderful to studied English for seven years. I can’t study two language at the same time.
    She was going to stay there for six months, just to study the language. She lived in England for seven years. She studied English, and Italian, hospitality management, internal relations, in England. She interested acting, modeling, fashion and media. She most resent job has been a radio announcer at FM Niseko.

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  3. Kouhei S3:31 am

    At first, my first impression of Miho wasn’t good. There are two reasons. First reason is I think her English is very speedy. The speed is faster than native speaker’s speed. So her English is too fast to listen for me. Second reason is because she spoke English to same tone and small voice, I thought she was gloomy person.
    Second I think about her experience. I think she is great women. One reason is it isn’t easy to live in foreign country but she lived England for seven and a half years. Another reason is she couldn’t speak English properly at first. But she studied English hard and now she can work as interpreter.
    Finally, I want to speak English like Miho in the future.

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  4. Yosuke M4:26 am

    First, she went to England to study English, but she studied English and Italian. I think that she is very genius because I am impossible to learn two languages at the same time.
    Second, In order to improve English ability, it needs adversity. Miho said she was bullied. So she worked hard and leant English. And she think that she don’t recommend to go to capital city for studying abroad. Because there is going to be Japanese community.
    Third I am surprised that Miho’s English. Speaking of English is very fluently. If I did not open my eyes, I though she is not Japanese. She lived England for seven and a half years, if I were same situation my English ability is not improve as well as her.

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  5. Mai A6:58 am

    Fast,I say Miho's history.
    Juniary 1998,She went to Enfland. She lived seven and half years to study English.
    She tried to come back Japan once.She went to college to study English,while she was talking with kids very much.
    She was very hard studing lnguage.
    When she stay college , she worked shoes show.
    Now,she came back Japan, she work New York Brand fashon campany.
    My impression is she is very cheerful and tenacious.
    Her talk is helphul for to study langua people.
    She is not special wooman.So,we do same to study
    English,we can speak well .
    I want to go to other country,when I listen her histry.

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  6. Sho Haya8:30 am

    I was surprised this interview. Because I havenot seen as this woman ever.
    She is very hard worker. but I think she is overworker. I cannot live like her.
    But my six years is important as her six years as. I cannot speak Italy, I cannot
    medical management but I can many ather things. But I cannot speak English as her
    as.But I will speak as miho as. English is so difficult. But this language is not
    more difficult than Japanese.
    By the way, why does japanese not have humore sense when speaking.Japanese English does not has room.Looks like her.
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  7. Akira.A4:24 pm

    First, I am interested in the interviw, because I serve as a reference. I want to go abroad in the future.
    She had a pleasant experience, and she improve to speak English. If she didn't go abroad, she can't speak secon langage still now. The environment is very good, and Japanese cannot speak the second langage without soaking in foreign country. However I don't like the solitude, and it is difficult for me to the bulling experience, maybe I give up easely. The think prevent me from going. In short, I want to go abroad to speak English, if I get the chance going abroad, I don't go without some fliends.

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  8. Shota K4:56 pm

    Firstly, I thought going to Italy or Australia alone to learn its culture would be difficult. However, she did great concerning this. She tried extremely hard for a very long period and did not give up in learning its culture.
    Secondly, usually, when Japanese go to foreign countries, they go to somewhere they can actually find some Japanese or some who can speak Japanese, since it is easier to live that way. Miho, however, went to a place where she will not find many Japanese, in order to force herself to speak English. I thought Miho’s way of improving her English was to be respected.

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  9. Tomohiro8:58 am

    I thought becoming a good English speaker is not so easy. She put herself in a situation that she had to speak English, and she had studied English hard.
    She said she worked in a she shop. It is amazing for me because I would try to speak English and study with students from other country but working in a Japanese shop is same as English, so it counts for much to work abroad and I should do when I go abroad and study English. I’d like to be much better at English so I want to go abroad and study.

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  10. Ryoichi9:00 am

    First,I was surprised to her ability to make a decision of going abroad when she was young and her studying motibation and inexhaustible inquiring mind for what she want to do. i think that doing uncompromisingly what we want to and process of our dreams are very difficult, and accomploshing it is more difficult. so, she is wonderful and person to look up to.
    Second, I feel that she have a lot of confidence and grow with self-confidence. Her hard and fulfilling experience of going abroad makes her have authority.
    i want to gain ability and strength of getting ready for world and my dream.

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  11. Tomohiro9:01 am

    I thought becoming a good English speaker is not so easy. She put herself in a situation that she had to speak English, and she had studied English hard.
    She said she worked in a shoe shop. It is amazing for me because I would try to speak English and study with students from other country but working in a Japanese shop is same as English, so it counts for much to work abroad and I should do when I go abroad and study English. I’d like to be much better at English so I want to go abroad and study.

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  12. H.Makoto4:06 pm

    She is wonderful. Her English speaking sound very fluently, and is filled with confidence. I want to be good speaker of English like her! I have a question. This is “Hospitality management”. I have no conception of this thing. I am impressed that she learned many things (English, Hospitality management, international relations and Italian) at the same time. If I am, I would have done my best to only study English. And, she worked in fashion. That she could not only study many things, but also work in overseas is glorious. If I will have chance studying in overseas, I want to experience like that.

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  13. Yosiharu M11:29 am

    I think that she is very genius because she studied English and Italian.
    If I must study it in foreign country, I want to run away.
    It is very difficult for me to study two languages at the same time.
    And I am surprised that her English. Speaking of English is very fluently.
    I think that She is not Japanese. I want to talk in English too.
    But, I am afraid of going abroad. I am impossible to go to college in order to learn English.
    I have no idea that I make progress in my English in Japan.
    Do you have a idea? May I ask you to advise?

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  14. Kentarou T8:19 pm

    When I heard her experience, I want to go to overseas to study English. She said “you have to be put in a situation where you have to speak the language”. I think it is very important thing for studying second language. There is many people with poor English in Japan, because they is not used to English-language environments. In order to speak language like Miho, we have to use English as a regular method of communication tool. So I think government should change system of English education. If we could go overseas to study with light heart, we can speak English fluently.

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  15. I think she was a great woman. First,She lived England for many years to study
    many things. I can't believe it. If I go to England,I may not study so hard.
    Second,she is good at English. I want to speak English,so her story is very
    interesting.Third she had a dream.She had a dream and she worked hard to realize
    it. Studying Italian, working at shoe shop, working as an interpreter at Vidal Sassoon...all for her dream.She is sobriety itself.
    So I think she is a great woman.

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