1st TOPIC Religions and babies
1）Is your guess about the number of children in the future the same as the speaker’s answer? What’s the reason for your guess?
2) What did the speaker say about the relationship between religions and babies?
3) What are the characteristics of countries where there are high birth-rates?
4) Do you also think the world’s population will reach and stay above the 10 billion mark?
5) What do you think is the most important among the four factors to decrease the number of babies per women?
2nd TOPIC Supreme Court upholds legality of requiring married couples to use same family namehttp://ajw.asahi.com/article/behind_news/social_affairs/AJ201512160080
1) What do you think about the decision regarding family names reached by the supreme court?
2) What do you think about the decision about the period for prohibition of remarriages?
3) Why do you think that the judge ruled it as unconstitutional?
4) What differs between the present and the Meiji-era when the period for prohibition of remarriages was set?