23/04/2018

12 reasons why we should say no to amend the constitution and war.


I interviewed two people for the magazine "Social movement".

Shiro Ogura used to be an engineer of a Nuclear power plant. He is sure that while using Nuclear power, we can't start a war because it becomes a nuclear bomb which an imaginary enemy has a trigger in a coastline.

Yoshifumi Tawara warns the extremely right lobby group "Nihon-Kaigi". He explains that the group is opposite sides of the current Japanese constitution. Nihon-Kaigi will set "Tenno" up to the head of state, and they will set the mind that Japanese should love Japan through education. They also think a nation is more important than a citizen. Their thought is based on reactionism.

In the magazine, there are many other interesting articles. Though it's written in Japanese, the best book to understand the current political situation in Japan.

   


14/04/2018

Australian "Same-sex marriage" questionnaire

Finally, I printed out the questionnaire. I start interview on the street in Sydney.






I will also ask that kind of question "What makes you think you are a certain gender??"
If you have any question to Australian, let me know.

12/04/2018

Thank you Goldcoast Hello Sydney!


With Sho who guided us around Gold coast. He has lived here about 2 years.
He knows what we should visit and see. 

Amazing Beautiful Ocean. OMG!

Momo is interested in tropical plants.

We found great host on airbnb.
Beena and David are now our mother and father in Australia.
We will come back to see them again.
On the last evening we stayed they invited us to Dinner.
It was a fantastic time.

Feeling like I'm on the waves

Hugged Koala


GOMA in Brisbane

Local brewery "Lost palms"

Our mutual friend Beer.

Good advertisement.

We found Koala.




Gold coast is a very safe city, we have never felt scary even night. The prices are high, especially cafe and restaurant but you can also buy low-priced foods in a supermarket. Transportation is very convenient you can use Buses and Tram by the shore, but you need a car if you want to go inland area.

Every day is sunny, beautifully clear and clean ocean, white clouds, very photogenic place anywhere. We thank our friend Sho and host family Beena and David.  We can't describe Goldcoast days without them.

Now I stay in Sydney until 18th Apr and reserch on Gay-marriage referendum which held last year in Australia.

Then Im back to Japan 19th Apr.

05/04/2018

Australia Day 1 Gold coast

We are leaving Japan! 
Waiting time.

Gold coast in the early morning.


Surfers Paradise

Cafe in the morning

Cider from the morning






Colourful birds sing


Before Sunset.

01/04/2018

My girlfriend Momo and I will go to Gold Coast in Australia.

My girlfriend Momo and I will go to Gold Coast in Australia. I'm so excited to go there together. It already passed 10 years from my first trip to Canada, so my passport has expired. I renewed it. I got ETAS and insurance. Everything is prepared.

Why we decided to go Gold Coast because Momo's friend lives there and also we found a very cheap ticket.

After we booked the ticket which we can't cancel, her friend told us that Commonwealth games will hold at this time just we are arriving the day, fortunately, or unfortunately. Do you know the commonwealth games? It's a kind of Olympics that commonwealth countries take part in it which holds every 4 years. For Japanese, it's a not common actually, but I found it is a quite big sports festival. The expected audience is about 1.2 million to the city (The population of Gold Coast is 550,000).

That means accommodation's fee is double or more, besides transportation are much crowded. We can't avoid the situation so we will enjoy it!

My girlfriend should come back earlier than me, so after that. I will research on the referendum which held last year about "gay marriage". I'm interested in that how they did the campaign for and against it. How LGBT people felt the campaign and result, is there something changed in their life after the referendum. In Australia, 127 million people voted (Turn out is 79.5%), and 61% are for gay marriage. From this January they can marry in legal.

In Japan, Shibuya and Setagaya ward issue a certificate of the civil partner but it doesn't have the forth of the law.

If someone knows any Australian gay people who will answer my interview. Please introduce them to me, I'm deeply grateful for it. I have time from 12th to 17th Apr. I will come anywhere in Australia, especially Gold coast, Eastside in AUS are better.

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