2008年7月9日水曜日

Meeting 13 "Breaking Down National Stereotypes" Discussion Day 1

Day 1 of the Breaking Down National Stereotypes Discussion went relatively smoothly today. Our schedule of events was:
1) Introduction to MMCE
2) Ice Breaking "Kao janken"
3) Mind Map Viewing
4) Guest Presentations:

1. Ryan Miller, USA
2. Guilbert Benjamin, France
3. 王 岩, 中国
4. Lucila Sotomayor de Gil & Alverado Gil, Mexico
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Next week:
5. Aelita Dongak, Russia

Please write a reflection of your group's guest's presentation as a comment to this post.

Here are some pictures of day 1 below:



8 件のコメント:

keiko さんのコメント...

Our guest Benjamin said he was proud of the Triumphal tower, National flag, French foods ,language and etc..I hadn't known that Napoleon is popular among only a part of French people.
To hear his presentation, I tried to find some Japanese men who was romantic or said romantic words to me, I couldn't find anyone,unfortunately. However , I believe there are a lot of romantic Japanese words.
They are not that direct compared with other languages.

milk さんのコメント...

I expected him 王 to disagree inquiry about our images of China among Japanese. However, his responses were very different from what I thought. He told us Japanese know much about China more than he thought and he was pleased they were really interested in China. Hearing his saying, I was surprised his speech toward us and I noticed he was the nicer person than any other Chinese people who I've ever met.
In his presentation, he told he wish between Chinese and Japanese would tie together not through media, but among people. I agree his hope and I hope so in the future.

yukiko さんのコメント...

We had a guest Mr,Ryan Miller from Michigan in the United States.In his presentation, he said America had been accepting many immigrants from all over the world, they had their own culture and languages,and
therefore America was the "melting pot " nation. He said he was proud of many things, such as the Statue of Liberty,wonderful nature,high-rise buildings and so on. But he added one thing:American people do not intake too much fast food than we Japanese think. Mr,Miller was very kind, polite and charming man.

ryou さんのコメント...

I was surprized at Mr.王's character.He is nice and gentle.I can remember his smiling face.
We surely learned culture give great influence us, but after the meeting I thought there are not extereme differences between Japanese and foreign people.
Last meeting gave me good influence. I am very happy.

mayo さんのコメント...

We had a guest Mr.王 from China. I think he was a cheerful speaking and all students were charmed by his way of speaking. If I had not listened to his speaking of China, I would have misunderstood about China. We want to know about foreign countries, so we get a lot of information on TV. But, mass media'information not always truth. So,I think that all information has the potential to be used for good or evil. From now on, I decide oneself this information is right or correct and I make a good choice.

tomo さんのコメント...

We had a guest Mr.Ryan from U.S.He is very cheerful person.He was proud of the Statue of Liberty,the food culture and the American culture as an international culture.
He told that American people don't eat so much fast food.I was surprised!Because,in my thought, the fast food was American food culture.But I learned a lot of things about U.S.

3boats さんのコメント...

Our guests Lucila Sotomayor de Gil & Alverado Gil(Mexico) said that our japanese' image is made by TV image. So she said we(japanese) have different images from real Mexico. However, they were glad to see our map which has many colors. They said Mexico has lively colors. So, our images(feeling) have meaning, I thought.

I enjoyed the whole presentation, and I'm looking forward to today's meeting!

notishimoto さんのコメント...

We had a guest, Mr.Miller, from U.S.A.
In his presentation, he told us that they are proud of U.S.A. beingmelting pot.I thought it is important. Then I was surprised that few Americans have guns. In our image, a lot of people have guns in U.S.A. I found our image was fairly wrong.
And he is very friendly and his face is very cute!