Homework #5

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Write plain text e-mail to me. (Do not attach a wordprocessor file such as Microsoft Word.) Submit to turnbull@sk.tsukuba.ac.jp by December 20, 2019 11:00 noon. Subject must contain the course number FH11011 in hankaku romaji.

  1. What do you think are the most important issues facing Japan today (including but not limited to beating deflation, getting the value of the yen down to a reasonable level, increasing employment, reducing/eliminating dependency on nuclear power, reforming the bureaucracy, the aging/childless society, Korea (North, South, or both), etc.)? Give two examples, and a sentence explaining why you chose it/them. In English, please. ;-)
  2. What do you think the government could do that would make you personally want to work hard and be productive when you go out into society to work? Explain the policy and why it would work (for you) in two or three sentences. In English...
  3. Regarding the lecture on "Abe-no-mix", do you think anything has changed since 2013? (Use the lecture as the base for 2013 if you don't remember anything about the economy when you were in junior high school!)

Due: December 20, 2019 11:00am.

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