My participation motive for this class is getting communication with other students, and making my view broaden. I have never communicate with Russian students, so I didn’t even know about Russian rudimentary knowledge. There are some difficult problem between Russia and Japan. Such a news have a set picture in our minds. It makes difficult to understand Russia exactly. Therefore, I think this class was good chance for understanding Russia exactly. For the above reason, I decided to take this class. Through the program, we could learned about Russia. There were some similarities in Japan or Hokkaido. I got some sympathy. It help understanding Russia. Each lecture was really interesting topic, so the class was precious opportunity. The schedule was hard for me but I’m glad I took this class.
There are two things about what I learned from practical training. One is importance and difficulty for working all together and the other is similarities and difference between us. The first is about importance for working all together. My group, Group 2, was 5 members but one student couldn’t attend the whole class in this week. It was difficult to get all ideas. We discussed about that, and my group member tried to get contact with them. Finally, we could get ideas from the student. I learned how it is important to find ways to get all ideas from this event. Our group tried to get all ideas for every discussion. This was difficult but most student tried to do so. Therefore, we could get good discussion. Next is about similarity and difference between Russia and Japan. At first, I thought there were big difference between Russia and Japan. Through the class, we learned some similarity like environmental problems and economic situation. Especially, it was surprised that Ainu also live in Russia. It helped getting new image for Russia. I felt some sympathy between Russia and Japan. From this event, I learned finding similarities help me getting new image for the country. I would like to find new image through understanding Russia. I also realized the difference between Russia and Japan help understanding our countries more. I didn’t know about how famous Japanese pop culture was. I learned this in our group discussion. It was surprised for me because there were some image for Russia like they won’t accept other culture. Therefore, understanding difference between us helped realizing our culture and country more.
About future course and relation with Russia, I came up with some ideas.
For future course, I will take Yakutsk field work program. Through this time RJE basic program, we learned about environment in Russia and environmental problem. I took interest in permafrost and forest fire. These two fields are difficult to see in Japan. Therefore, I would like to see the field if this program could held. I have never been to such Arctic area in winter, so this experience will help understanding the Arctic environment more. We also learned Russian culture in this time. I would like to remember and know the culture more until the program held, and then I would like to understand Russian culture more deeply by experiencing it firsthand. For relation with Russia, I would like to make an effort to understand and know about Russia exactly. To achieve that, keep taking an interest in Russia is important. If there were chance to communicate with Russian, I would like to join such a event and discuss them. From this class, I learned importance to get lots of viewpoint for the fact. For example, some news was not serious in Japan, but other country was really serious. This difference help us understand other viewpoint. I will take interest in Russia.