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2016.12.8 [Language Center Blog] 教職員  担当: Sinéad O’ Connor

news16053102 ...Syria is one of the world's largest exporters of pistachio nuts?
 ...Syria has 4 seasons just like Japan?
 ...Japanese anime is popular in Syria and is shown on TV there?


 Yesterday in CCU we had a guest from Syria. Her name is Aya and she's 24 years old. She was born in Damascus and studied Japanese at the University of Damascus. She loves animation - her favourite one is Conan. In Syria, Japanese animation is very popular. They watch it on TV with English or Arabic subtitles.  Her favourite food is sushi. She wants to be a translator or an interpreter. She has a brother who is 17 years olds. He likes Japanese anime, too.

 Right now she is an intern in Japan - she is here alone. She's worried about her family - it's not safe for them. Five years ago the civil war began in Syria, and now there are many bombings from Russia who are trying to get ISIS. The majority of deaths are regular people who live in the cities. She wants to go back to Syria after the war, but when will that be?

 We need to realise that even though this is all happening in Syria it's not so far away. We need to think about what to do, we have a responsibility to help.
たとえ、これらすべてがシリアで起きていたとしても、それはそんなに遠いことではないと気付く必要があります。私たちは何をすべきか考えるべきです。私たちは助けるべき責任があります。  Translated by A.Y 中2