中高生の基礎英語 in English Topic 22 Day 5
Who is your favorite historical figure?
Carlos: I do, too. Who is your favorite historical figure, Anna?
Anna: Good question, Carlos. I really admire Katsushika Hokusai.
Carlos: He was an artist, wasn’t he?
Anna: Yes, he was. I want to be an artist someday, too. Hokusai is one of the most famous ukiyo-e artists. He created many pictures of the city of Edo and Mount Fuji.
Carlos: Cool. Well, I want to be a writer someday. I think Murasaki Shikibu is really inspiring.
Anna: Why is that?
Carlos: She wrote The Tale of Genji, one of the world’s first novels.
Anna: Wow. That’s amazing.
Carlos: Yeah. Modern historians know a lot about Japanese culture in the Heian period because of her writing. That’s why I think she’s so interesting.
So, Fuku, who is your favorite historical figure?
My favorite historical figure is Shibusawa Eiichi.
Great choice. Then, why do you admire him?
I admire him because he is called “Father of the Japanese Economy.”
He is involved in founded many companies.
Ah, I see. So, he was involved in founding many companies.
Yes. He was involved in founding many companies.
Uh-huh. In other words, he took part in stating many companies.
Yes. It’s still going on.
Ah, the companies are still going on. You mean, we have those companies even now?
Wow. That’s great. And do you have more information about him?
And his idea is similar so SDGs.
Oh, I know you are interested in SDGs.
So, you were inspired by Shibusawa Eiichi’s ideas?
Wow. That’s great.
He’s being a pioneer of SDGs.
Ah, really? Oh, I didn’t know that.
I think …
Oh, you say …
He is pioneer…
He is a pioneer of SDG’s ideas.
Of SDG’s ideas. Yes.
That’s why I think Shibusawa Eiichi is really inspiring.
Okay, that’s great
It’s your turn!
WORDS & PHRASES
Shibusawa Eiichi 渋沢栄一
was involved in founding… ～の設立に関わった
back then あの頃は
align with .. ～に沿う
predict the future 未来を予言する
He was ahead of his time. 彼は時代を先取りしていた
He was against monopolizing profit. 彼は富の独占に反対していた。
not only economy but general ideas of making the world better 経済を発展させるだけでなく、世界をよくする考え