Economy and Business 06

TOPIC

To what extent should Japan restrict food imports?

(上記TOPIC、英語で意見を論理的に述べる技術とトレーニング第7章より引用)

Essay

 I think Japan should restrict food imports within the extent which the demand and supply of foods will balance each other out for the following reasons.
 When it comes to the situation when the demand of foods is much higher than the supply, it will cause a food shortage. Since a food crisis causes many problems such as famine, rise in the price of foods, the government should import enough foods to supply all the people with them.
 As for the situation when the demand of foods is much lower than the supply, there will be a surplus of foods. It is wasting money to import foods when there is more than enough foods and it will cause a lot of problems. For example, agriculturists will not be able to make enough money to make ends meet if it happens. Moreover we cannot afford to waste money while there are many problems which the government should spend more money on.
 As I mentioned above, I think Japan should restrict food imports within the extent which the demand and supply of foods will balance each other out for the aforementioned reasons.

メモ

日本はどの程度、食物の輸入を規制するべきか?です。