English conversation is very useful to cover international topics of interest. At Smith’s School of English Fukushima-ku we study many subjects. One subject we like to study often is world sustainability. Recently we based an English conversation on the topic of the Brazilian Olympic Games and found two good messages for Japan within our discussion.
Here in Japan we rely on our marine seaways to deliver so many products to a huge variety of ports. The more ocean traffic a country sees the greater chance of some pollution. The troubles in Brazil might be used as a timely warning for us here in Japan.
ISAF (International Sailing Federation) has been asked to work closely with Brazil to answer sailor concerns of pollution and objects floating in the water on the sailing courses of Aqueco Rio International Sailing Regatta 2015. Sailors have complained that floating objects pose a danger to sailors.
In response local government has committed US$11,000,000 to clean up the area and is working hard to comply with WHO (World Health Organisation) requirements.
Here in Japan we may listen to the Brazilian troubles as a challenge to ensure our own Japanese waters are clean and safe by 2020. On a positive note it is great to see that the Olympics have provided motivation for Brazil to continue to clean up their waters.
Every English Conversation student who has considered this topic within lessons at Smith’s School of English Fukushima-ku has commented that they would like to spread the word about keeping Japanese oceans clean. How about you?