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岡山と上海でビジネスを営む友人から上海経由で送られてきた日経新聞記事の内容です。
ユネスコでトップの事務局長を務められた松浦氏から真の国際人の育成の必要性と英語教育への苦言が呈されています。
過去100年以上もほとんど変化のない日本の英語教育が10年で変わるとは思いませんが、歴代の総理大臣はどのくらい努力をしたのでしょうか。
もっとも優秀な通訳付きで世界を飛び回るのですから語学力は必要ないですね。(多くの日本の大企業トップも同じですが。)
The attached Nikkei article was sent to me from a friend of mine running his business in Shanghai as well as in Okayama.
Mr. Matsuura, a former Director-General of UNESCO from Japan, wrote about the necessity for Japan to develop real internationally-minded persons and bitterly complained about English education system in Japan.
I don’t think the Japanese English education situation that has been improved little in the past 100 years can be changed in 10 years, but I wonder how much efforts have been made by current Prime Minister Abe and the previous premiers.
Understandably they don’t need the language ability because they are always accompanied by talented interpreters. (That is also the case with many of the big company presidents.)