２６：science vs art
While some people argue that science is more valuable than art, others feel otherwise.I believe that science outweighs art, because it has brought us convenience, economic growth, and medical progress.
First of all, all the convenience of modern society have resulted from improvement of science.Computers, cars, and phones, to name a few, have been developed with information gained from scientific research and inventions.
Furthermore, our economic growth relies on scientific advances.Without modern technology and communications, our global economy would collapse.Even the majority of our jobs depends on tools and technology that were developed by scientists.
Finally, our health and longevity depend on scientific progress.Medicines, medical technology, and medical treatment have resulted from science.Our understanding of preventive medicine also comes from scientific studies, including our knowledge of healthy nutrition.
In summary, the convenience, economic development and medical advances of modern society have been provided by science.Therefore, it stands to reason that science outweighs art in our society.
There is a growing concern over the effectiveness of college education in Japan.I believe that our current college system fails to prepare students for the realities of work, due to lenient academic standards, inappropriate subjects, and too much focus on memorization.
First of all, academic standards are not strict enough.A number of college students waste their years on campus.They don’t study hard, but they still graduate.College should impose harder assignment on students to prepare them for harsh reality in society.
Furthermore, the subjects students study at colleges are irrelevant to their future jobs.Consequently, they are not prepared for work at graduation and face huge adjustments when they are out in society.
Finally, schools in Japan focus too much on the memorization not on creativity.Entrance examinations have a negative effect on the college experience.Students learn how to pass tests, but not how to think on their own.
In summary, lenient academic standards, inappropriate subjects, and too much focus on memorization are disrupting the students’ preparation for work.Therefore, it stands to reason that college education in Japan should be reformed so that it can meet the business needs.
There have been a lot of discussions and debates about the effects of the lifetime employment of Japan.I believe that lifetime employment system is still relevant, because it increases worker’s motivation, loyalty, and their quality of life.
First of all, lifetime employment motivates employees to work.The more they contribute to the company, the more the company grows.The economic growth leads to higher salaries and social status.
Furthermore, lifetime employment enhances employee’s loyalty to the company.As they identify themselves to the company, they will fight to help the company during times of financial difficulties.
Finally, lifetime employment ensures that workers have the security of log-term employment.With steady income, they do not have worry about losing their jobs.This allows them to lead a secured life without stress being able to focus on their work.
In summary, worker’s motivation, their loyalty, and the job security are the benefits ensured by the lifetime employment system.Therefore, it stands to reason that the system is beneficial to the Japanese society.
It has been a controversial issue whether or not large corporations should do more than generating profits.I believe that major companies should go beyond making profits to ensure higher level of reputation, working condition, and contribution to society.
First of all, large companies are successful because they have developed a reputation for excellence.This reputation is a brand and must be protected by providing benefits to society and avoiding scandals.
Furthermore, successful corporations need high-quality management and employees.They not only need to attract quality workers, but they must also keep them to maintain consistency.
Finally, large companies play an vital role in their local communities.Giving donations or volunteering are a case in point.They are also expected to contribute to global concerns such as environment protection.
In summary, maintenance of their quality reputation, working conditions, and contribution to local communities are the responsibility of large corporations.Therefore, it stands to reason that they should do more than making profits.
It is controversial issue whether or not Japan should play a more active role abroad.I believe, however, that the role of Japanese military should be limited to noncombat operations, to observe the Constitutions, to evade criticism from abroad, and to contribute to peace keeping operations.
First of all, as a result of its colonial activities in the past as well as its defeat in World War Ⅱ, a new constitution was drafted in Japan.It stipulates that Japan should not be involved in military operations overseas.
However, Japan is often criticized by other developed nations for not doing enough in peace keeping operations.On the other hand, if Japan deploys combat soldiers abroad, it would face even harsher criticism from some Asian nations that were invaded by Japan in the past.
Finally, Japan is responsible for contributing to combating terrorism and stopping crimes against humanity.Japan should focus on proving non combat support such as technology and engineering.
In summary, by observing the Constitutions, evading criticism from abroad, and contributing to world peace, Japan’s military can contribute to world peace by providing noncombat operations.