Politics & International Relations 07

TOPIC

Should Japan curtail its ODA spending in difficult economic times?

(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 believe that Japan should curtail its ODA spending in difficult economic times for the following two reasons.
 The first reason is that Japan should know better than to participate in a meaningless competition. All the country must care about each other and compensate each other’s weaknesses in lieu of competing meaninglessly because competition is obsolete and the 21st century is the age of collaboration. Therefore Japan does not have to force itself to increase its ODA spending in order to pursue the number one position.
 The second reason is that that the Japanese government should maintain fundamental human rights because its constitution ensures them. For example Japanese people must have the right of freedom of occupation therefore they should be able to choose any job they like. However the deteriorated economy violates freedom of occupation. Hence, if the economy is bad enough to affect fundamental human rights such as the aforementioned freedom of occupation, the government should cut ODA spending in order to enhance its economy and observe its constitution. Furthermore no country has the right to force Japan to spend more money when its economy is dwindling.
 Of course Japan should help developing countries however in difficult economic times Japan should curtail its ODA spending for the aforementioned two reasons.

メモ

日本は不況時にODAの支出を削減すべきか?です。
恥ずかしながら、私は「ODA」が何か知らず、トピックを見て「ODAって何?」と固まってしまいました笑
Official Development Assistanceの略で、先進国が発展途上国に行う支援の事だそうです。
自分の知識の少なさにショックでしたが、これでまた一つ利口になったと思う事にして笑、色々調べながらこのエッセイを書きました。
英検の試験本番で、知らない単語が入ったエッセイトピックだと、ピンチですね笑
もう、開き直って笑うしかないような・・・。
ただ、「日本は不況時に○○の支出を削減すべきか?」なので、
不況時は、国の経済の復旧を優先するべき、
まず政府はたくさんある他のもっと深刻な問題に対処すべき、
などと言ってODAという言葉を知らなくても、切り抜けることはできますね。
参考URL
http://ja.wikipedia.org/wiki/%E6%94%BF%E5%BA%9C%E9%96%8B%E7%99%BA%E6%8F%B4%E5%8A%A9