Mizuhiro Suzuki

Kyoto, Japan

About Mizuhiro

Languages

Japanese

Areas of Expertise

Agriculture and resource economics

Universities

Kyoto University

Favorite talks

Comments & conversations

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Mizuhiro Suzuki
Posted about 3 years ago
Michael McDaniel: Cheap, effective shelter for disaster relief
Great application. As a Japanese, they would be really useful if they had been introduced after that earthquake. And in TED talks, many great tools have been reported, so how about establishing a foundation for those applications as a TED organization? As well as this, many of them are not able to play a useful role all over the world despite of the great ability, and by being supported financially, they can get able to excercise more power.
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Mizuhiro Suzuki
Posted about 3 years ago
Hans Rosling: Religions and babies
I think that to import labor forces from foreign countries is a solution, but the problem is... I cannot explain it well, but I think Japanese people are a kind of racism(though we ourselves do not feel so even a bit) and really exclusive. That is why many Japanese do not think that foreign people can work as well as Japanese workers and they are not willing to welcome foreign labor forces... The best solution I think is to improve Japanese birthrate, but if it is not possible, we should change the structure of business. For example, IT business will requiare less labors, though this means Japan will lose international competitiveness in agriculture and this is really big problem as well...
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Mizuhiro Suzuki
Posted about 3 years ago
Hans Rosling: Religions and babies
Japan is said to be rapidly ageing and in the near future shortage of labor to support older people will inevitable be a big problem. In this talk, it was said that it is good to maintain today's birthrate, but isn't it against the concept of population pyramid? I think we need more children, or labor force, to sustain the societies. The talk about religion and bebies is really interestiing, though. I have never thought about them jointly, so it is really impressive for me. Now I want to know more about those realtionships.
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Mizuhiro Suzuki
Posted about 3 years ago
Shereen El-Feki: HIV -- how to fight an epidemic of bad laws
I am a Japanese student, but I did not know at all that the people suffering HIV are treated in such a harsh way. What we, as ones who live in countries where HIV is relatively not a big problem, have to do is know the truth. In this sense, this talk is worth spreading. And what about the activities by international institutions? I think we have put tons of money into the project for eradicating HIV, but according to the graph in the talk, it seems the situation has just began improving. Is today's way really correct? Don't we need to change the traditional way? I have no concrete idea about what to do, so now I am studying development economics. And if you have some ideas, I want to share it.