Hikari Banshoya

Junior at a university, University of Tokyo, Faculty of Arts and Sciences
Tokyo, Japan

About Hikari

Languages

English, Japanese

Areas of Expertise

Linguistics

Universities

University of Tokyo

Comments & conversations

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Hikari Banshoya
Posted about 4 years ago
Ethan Zuckerman: Listening to global voices
Dear Will I find your comparison of Zuckerman's project to the white missionaries' attempt to bring god to heathens very interesting. However, on the other hand I believe it's not the case; what Zuckerman is implying here is that, although we tend to believe that w're getting a broad view of our world through our media, the reality is that we're not; our perspective is strongly biased and very narrow. The problem lies in this misunderstanding, because overestimating the broadness of our outlook is dangerous. It causes lack of understanding which leads to discrimination. Therefore, I don't agree with your idea that he is trying to help YOU through his project; he isn't trying to help certain minor communities. He is trying to take away the unnoticed bias we see in our media, for the sake of all humankind.
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Hikari Banshoya
Posted about 4 years ago
Jamie Oliver: Teach every child about food
I am a university student in Japan. Our country has a reputation for having a relatively healthy diet, but even here in Japan, obesity is starting to emerge as a major problem. I think the chief factor is in the custom of buying cooked meals itself. Statistics show that people tend to eat more if you buy cooked meals than make them yourself; we easily obtain tasty meals without knowing what ingredients and the amount of fat or sugar are used, which makes us eat more and more. As Jamie suggests, I believe cooking should be taught at home, handed down from generation to generation. We should stop buying meals, and start making them!