There have been a lot of discussions and debates about what role national identity plays in today's society.I believe that national identity is still valuable in term of languages, tourism, and cultural diversity.
Firstly, each language helps maintain its national identity.People are proud of their own culture, and as long as they speak their own language, national identity will remain strong wherever it is.
Secondly, tourism nurtures national identity.People travel to foreign countries see a lot of tourists from other countries, creating exchanges of information about their own cultural values and traditions.This makes people proud of their own culture.
Finally, an increasing number of immigration are expanding cultural diversity.Taking the U.S. for example, people from Asian countries like China live together, preserving their own identity.Consequently, the nation enjoy both cultural and financial benefits form large-scale immigration.
In summary, languages, tourism, and cultural diversity are the benefits ensured by national identity.Therefore, it stands to reason that national identity is valuable today.
There have been a lot of discussions and debates whether or not Japan should accept more foreign workers.I believe that Japan should allow more immigrants for higher productivity, care fore the elderly, and increased tax revenues.
Firstly, immigrants will encourage productivity.With a decline in population, Japan needs bigger workforce to stay globally competitive.In addition, people in Japan avoid work that is dangerous, dirty and demanding.Immigrants from less developed nations are willing to do these jobs.
Secondly, immigrants will support the elderly people.With the current birth rate,Japanese society cannot support the growing number of the elderly.Immigrants will provide the senior citizens in Japan with necessary care-giving.
Finally, immigrants will increase the tax revenue.All the pensions and medical care for the increasing number of the elderly are putting an enormous financial burden on Japan.A larger immigrant population will pay a larger portion of taxes, which will help cover the costs.
In summary, higher productivity, care for the elderly, and increased tax revenues will be ensured by more open immigration policy.Therefore, it stands to reason that more open immigration policy is a win-win solution for both Japanese and immigrants.
There is a lot of discussions and debates whether or not the global environment has been degraded.I believe that human beings are adversely affecting the globe in terms of the extinction of species, private abuse of nature, and illegal exploitation.
Firstly, many of the plants and animals are becoming extinct.A number of species are disappearing from the earth because their natural inhabitants are being destroyed by humans.
Secondly, concerned citizens can do little about their development because wilderness areas are privately owned.For example, forests are being cut down and burned for industrial purposes.Animals are being slaughtered for financial gains.
Finally, although the areas are designated as reservation, they are often illegally exploited by people pursuing their own profit.Law-breaking loggers cut down forests and poachers hunt endangered animals.
In summary, the extinction of species, private abuse of nature and illegal exploitation epitomize the environmental degradation by humans.Therefore, we should waste no time in addressing these issues, in order to preserve this beautiful planet.
１４：economy and environment
There have been a lot of discussions and debates about compatibility between environmental protection and economic growth.I believe that both are compatible with each other in terms of job opportunities, business success, and economic growth.
Firstly, the development of eco-friendly technologies creates huge job opportunities.Advancing technologies for sustainable, eco-friendly cars, as well as solar and wind power generations are in demand for workers in the "green" industry.
Secondly, corporate eco-consciousness contributes to success in their business.There is a growing awareness of corporate social responsibility for environmental protection.Under the circumstances, their eco-friendly reputation will boost their sales and profits.
Finally, the development of eco-friendly products stimulates the national economy.With growing eco-consciousness, consumers are increasingly buying energy-efficient products, such as LED light, hybrid vehicles and solar panels.
In summary, job opportunities, business success, and economic growth are the benefits ensured by eco-friendly concepts.Therefore, it stands to reason that environmental protection is compatible with economic growth.
There have been a lot of discussions and debates about water supply.I believe that water resources should be protected by alleviating global warming, helping underdeveloped nations, and enhancing education.
Firstly, countermeasures should be taken to reduce global warming.If warming continues, droughts will threaten the sources of water, and glaciers will disappear.Crops wii die, leaving a number of populations without water.
Secondly, developed nations should help poor countries secure their water resources.A increasing number of people have limited access to clean water. Consequently, they become sick from various diseases.
Finally, educational efforts should be enhanced.Education would raise awareness among people about the shortage of fresh water and the steps to conserve water resources.
In summary, alleviating global warming, helping underdeveloped nations, and enhancing education are the necessary steps to maintain global water supply.We should waste no time in protecting the precious resources of this globe.