日本語 Home
Autumn frost designates late autumn frost and denotes a severe situation for individuals unaccustomed to the cold.
Archives
2017
vol.44 Internationalization
              and Domestic Travel
vol.43 Hokkaido
vol.42 Inspiration
2016(3)
2015(3)
2014(4)
2013(3)
2012(3)
2011(7)
2010(6)
2009(5)
2008(4)
2007(3)
Vol.44 Internationalization and Domestic Travel
Jun 14,2017
 When I commute to my office, I always walk across the Korean town in Shinjuku. It is called the Korean town but has people from different countries because there are many Japanese schools and accommodations for foreign visitors near the town. I can say that more than half of people in the area are foreigners, including Chinese, Indian, Southeast Asian, Hispanic, and Caucasian, as well as South Korean. As Japan has been rapidly internationalized in recent years, more incidents which are hard for most Japanese to believe have occurred.

 After devoting myself to work until both of my children reached the age of around 20, I finally had opportunities to visit four foreign countries, which made me appreciate Japanese culture and nature again. Since then, I have traveled only in Japan.

 Internationalization is and will be inevitable in Japan, resulting in more intercultural marriages and more Japanese Olympians with different skin colors in the future.

 Now I think that young Japanese should go abroad more to develop international perspectives. Meanwhile, middle-aged and older Japanese should focus on travel domestically, although I may receive a lot of criticism on this idea.

 Spending on shopping, dining, and accommodation in local cities in Japan will contribute to production and consumption of their agricultural or marine products, job creation, and financial improvement in their governments. People spend money where they visit. Money concentrated in large cities needs to be returned to local cities. With many discounted tours currently available, I recommend middle-aged and older people to travel in Japan.
End.
Masaru Sugaya

Copyright© 2017 Niccho Inc. ALL rights reserved.