第114回 WORKSHOP報告(10月17日) / 参加者89名

第114回 WORKSHOP報告(10月17日) / 参加者89名

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(1:Mさんから前半マテリアルの紹介です)

 

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(2:ロールプレイを行っているのでしょうか)

 

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《 今回のworkshop 》

 

○workshop参加人数:89名(うち新人の方:12名)

 

○【前半】:「マーケティング」をテーマにディスカッション

 

○【後半】:” Japan enacts controversial law to nix military limits”という記事に関するディスカッション

 

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<英語サークル E’s club 第114回workshopのご案内>

 

 

 

みなさまこんにちは、E’s club幹事のKです。

 

10月17日(土)開催の第114回workshopの詳細をお送りいたします。

 

今回もネイティブ講師のE先生をお迎えしてのworkshopとなります。

 

E先生には後半のマテリアルをご作成いただきました。

 

なお、リンク先はニュースの動画です。ご閲覧よろしくお願いいたします。

 

また今回は、動画のTRANSCRIPTと、難しい語の補足説明のリストもありますので、こちらもぜひお役立てください。

 

リストにある語を当日のディスカッション中でも積極的に使用することを心がけていただければ、良い練習になると思います。

 

前半のマテリアルは第100回Workshop記念のBest Material投票で、前半部門2位(同票数)を獲得した、

 

Mさん、Tさんご作成の第85回Workshop前半マテリアルのリバイバルとなります。

 

テーマは「マーケティング」です。なお、題材とする商品を入れ替えていますので、85回Workshopにご参加いただいた方にもお楽しみいただけるかと思います。

 

前半のマテリアルにはPDFファイルの添付資料がありますので、こちらもご覧ください。

 

[今週のマテリアル]

 

<FIRST HALF>

 

T-san and I are taking a MBA course at the same business school and we have prepared a marketing-related material.

 

We hope this material will make it more interesting for you to see products in your daily life.

 

 

 

When a company sells a product, it considers some points as follows in terms of marketing. (Note that we have made them simpler so that you can try them in a short time.)

 

1. Customer

 

2. Usage Scene (When and how do they use it?)

 

3. Needs

 

4. Competitors

 

5. Positioning

 

 

 

Attached is an example with “Friction Ball”.  I will make a brief presentation using this example.

 

 

 

We would like you to discuss following hit products by using the 5 points, to find why they are selling well.

 

・high class sweets (HAPPY Turn’s  or  Bâton d’or  or  GRAND Calbee)

 

・selfie stick

 

・Roomba (robot vacuum cleaner)

 

・RIZAP

 

・seven doughnut

 

・futsal

 

If you have dealt with all of the products listed, choose any other hit products you are interested in and discuss them.

 

 

 

 

 

<LATTER HALF>

 

Japan enacts controversial law to nix military limits

 

Watch PBS NewsHour Online, PBS Video

 

http://video.pbs.org/widget/partnerplayer/2365566610/?start=0&end=0&chapterbar=false&endscreen=false&topbar=true&autoplay=false

 

 

 

TRANSCRIPT

 

HARI SREENIVASAN, PBS NEWSHOUR ANCHOR: This weekend, Japan broke with 70 years of post-World War II passivism by giving the green light to its military to deploy troops abroad to help allies fight in the name of “collective self-defense.” No specific deployment is on the table, but the new law removes a limitation on Japanese troops engaging only in self-defense were Japan to be attacked.

 

Joining me now to discuss the reasons for and implications of this policy change is Peter Landers, a Tokyo bureau chief for the “Wall Street Journal.” This is a big deal. There were crowds protesting this move for days on the streets of Tokyo.

 

PETER LANDERS, TOKYO BUREAU CHIEF, “WALL STREET JOURNAL”: That’s right. For the first time, as you said, Japan may be able to help allies like the United States, even if Japan itself is not attacked. And this, according to these critics, is a violation of Japan’s constitution.

 

HARI SREENIVASAN: So the concerns are what? That Japan starts to get dragged into being a coalition of the willing in other parts of the world?

 

PETER LANDERS: That’s right. If there were a future conflict in Iraq or Afghanistan, perhaps that the U.S. would demand that Japan take part, and Japan would get ensnared in this conflict that has nothing to do with itself. That’s the fear of these critics.

 

HARI SREENIVASAN: And the prime minister, on the other hand, says look, we’re not in a neighborhood like the United States. We don’t have the nice, huge buffer of Mexico and Canada, friendly countries next door. And there’s also a lot more tension rising now with China.

 

PETER LANDERS: That’s right. He says we wouldn’t get involved in a conflict like the one in Iraq. This is really about protecting the peace in the East Asian region where China’s military is growing rapidly. North Korea, of course, has a nuclear threat aimed at Japan. And he says, look, if the U.S. is attacked while it’s trying to help defend Japan, what sense does it make that Japan can’t come to the aid of the U.S.? It’s bartered an alliance. And so that’s why he felt this legislation was really essential to Japan.

 

HARI SREENIVASAN: And you mention North Korea. I mean, the Korean Peninsula very close by. And that is constantly in a state of escalation, de-escalation.

 

PETER LANDERS: That’s right. And he talked about a scenario where perhaps even Japanese citizens could get ensnared in a conflict in the Korean Peninsula, and Japan wouldn’t have the wherewithal to rescue them. So that’s another element of this legislation.

 

HARI SREENIVASAN: So the United States, the U.K. are on board. They support this. What about reaction from China?

 

PETER LANDERS: China is somewhat cautious, of course. They say they don’t trust Japan, given the wartime history. And I think also in China, being anti-Japanese is sort of a rallying cry for the Communist Party, which may not have support in other quarters in China, but certainly can rally the troops and rally the people of China by saying that they will stand up to any kind of Japan’s – any kind of aggressiveness on Japan’s part.

 

HARI SREENIVASAN: What’s the future for this law? Does it get challenged in the courts, or do the courts defer to the government on this?

 

PETER LANDERS: That’s an interesting question. Yes, I think courts traditionally in Japan have deferred to the government. There probably will be challenges, but the opponents at the moment really lack standing to bring any challenge to the court, because no one has suffered any specific injury from this legislation and probably won’t for a while unless there’s some conflict in the near future.

 

So the more likely path for critics to challenge the law is in elections at the ballot box. And there is an upper house election coming next July, July 2016. And that will be their first chance, I think, to make the argument to the Japanese people that this is a bad law, a dangerous law. And also Prime Minister Abe’s chance to defend it.

 

HARI SREENIVASAN: All right, Peter Landers, Tokyo bureau chief for the “Wall Street Journal,” joining us via Skype today. Thanks so much.

 

 

 

 

 

passivism – against violence

 

is on the table – is planned

 

violation – breaking the rules

 

to get dragged into – to be forced to do something you don’t want to do (to drag is to pull something heavy)

 

Coalition of the willing – a group of countries using military force against another country

 

ensnared – to be trapped (a snare is a kind of trap for small animals)

 

come to the aid – to help

 

barter – to trade for goods or services without using money

 

on board – support an idea (like getting on the same boat – getting on board)

 

rallying cry – a loud voice or sound to cause people to come together to continue fighting after losing a battle. (The King rallied his soldiers for one more attack against the enemy).

 

lack standing – don’t have enough authority

 

 

 

 

 

<Questions>

 

1.  What are some of the potential risks Japan faces in the future from its neighbours?

 

2.  Should Japan risk citizens in peace keeping missions in countries far from Japan?

 

– if yes, what should be the criteria for joining a peace keeping mission?

 

– what should be the criteria for using force against another country’s citizens?

 

3.  What diplomatic advantages are there for Japan to join international conflicts?

 

4.  Is Japan’s army and navy large enough?

 

5.  Should Japan develop new weapons or purchase new weapons for the self defence force?  What kinds of weapons?

 

6.  Should Japan develop or purchase nuclear weapons to deter potential enemies?

 

7.  Should Japan use force to protect islands claimed by other countries?

 

8.  Why do you think the US and UK support this law change?

 

9.  Should Japan limit China’s activities in the South China Sea?  If so, what actions to you think Japan should take?

 

10.  If tensions in Korea lead to war and the US gets involved in the conflict, should Japan also come to the aid of South Korea?

 

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