札幌 アメリカ人 英会話講師 Allen アレン
I'm Allen, from Los Angeles. I came to Japan in 2009, and now I live in Sapporo. I have many hobbies - reading, fencing, archery, riding my bicycle, hiking, and so on.My favorite hobby, though, is studying. I studied many different subjects at University, and before I came to Japan I was a cram school teacher in America. I love math and history, science and literature, economics and psychology; but my favorite subject is linguistics. I like watching people learn, so I always have fun teaching. I'm looking forward to seeing you in my class sometime!
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Why I am happy to live in Japan – Part 3: Dairy Products
I started this series with some serious topics, but today I would like to write about something smaller: dairy products. I grew up drinking a lot of milk with my family – by the time I was in high school, the four of us drank about 24 liters of milk per week!
We ate a lot of cheese and ice cream, too, so my life was filled with dairy products, and I enjoyed them very much.
When first I came to Hokkaido, I was surprised by how delicious the milk is here. I enjoyed drinking it with coffee or poured over cereal. I was also surprised because there is milk flavored ice cream here. In America, soft-serve ice cream is usually vanilla or chocolate flavor, and I had never heard of milk flavored ice cream, but it’s so delicious! I now usually get milk flavor if I have soft-serve ice cream. Hokkaido cheese is also really good – I am happy to be able to get high quality, fresh cheese in any supermarket.
I hope Hokkaido’s dairy farmers keep working to give us lots of healthy and delicious milk, cream, butter, cheese, and yogurt.
Why I am happy to live in Japan - Part 2: Guns
In my country, many people have guns, and many people are hurt by them. In 2013, there were 33,636 people who were killed by guns in the United States, and 73,505 people who were injured. In that same year, fewer than 10 people were injured by guns in Japan, and only one died. According to the New York Times, the rate of gun deaths in the US from 2007 to 2012 was 31 per million people, but the rate in Japan was only 0.1 per million people.
There are many states in America that allow regular people to carry guns anywhere they go. This is called “open carry” and it is extremely dangerous.
I grew up in a relatively safe part of Los Angeles, but I had a friend whose house was hit by bullets during a street fight, and a girl from my high school was killed accidentally in a gun fight when I was in 8th grade.
Most people in Japan do not carry or use guns, and anyone who has a gun must have a license and proper training. This makes me feel safe and happy to live here.
Why I am happy to live in Japan - Part 1: Health Care
There are many reasons why I like living in Sapporo, and I thought I would write a series explaining some of them. I hope this series helps my readers to understand why I choose to live here instead of Los Angeles.
Today’s reason is health care. Here in Japan, everyone has access to affordable health insurance, which allows us to get care whenever we need it. This insurance is not limited to Japanese citizens, and anyone who lives here can join the program. I am happy to live in a country where I know I can get high quality medical care any time. In America, many people cannot afford health insurance, and many people cannot get the care that they need. The World Health Organization ranks Japan’s health care system as one of the best in the world, with costs much lower than many other developed countries. However, the system in the United States is the most expensive in the world, and is ranked worse than many poor countries, such as: Costa Rica, Dominica, Morocco, Columbia, and Greece.
In Japan, we are free to choose any doctor and any hospital, but people in America must go to hospitals chosen by their insurance companies. Also, doctors in Japan use fewer dangerous drugs, such as opioids.