I think parents should advise children they go abroad.

When children become adults and decide what they want to do, their real-life experiences in the world play an important role.

While it’s easy for people to access to information in their home countries in the age of the information society, you can’t always trust the media because they can cover things up.

So, what children have learned of the world through the media beforehand would probably be different from what they actually feel there.

Moreover, children can also avoid the case where they feel they want to live a different life again by having experienced it before choosing their career paths.



I think parents should not force their children to study abroad. I’d say that to study abroad is virtually the same thing as to travel abroad.

Some people may encourage other people to travel abroad, but some others don’t do that, because they aren’t simply interested.

Generally speaking, if you are forced to do something you aren’t interested in, you will become less interested.

It might be depressing for most parents to send their children abroad and see them determined that they never want to go abroad.



I think if your everyday life doesn’t change, your vision for the future will get narrow.

When children grow up in the future, he or she, whether a business owner or a company employee, will need ideas that lead them into success in their business.

If you want to have many ideas about how to keep up with social demand, it’s important you make use of real-life experiences.

The experience of studying abroad brings children the opportunities to look things from a different angle and especially so in Japan, which has a distinctive culture.

When children become adults, they would probably find it difficult to study abroad if they take time and money into consideration.

Therefore, I believe parents should encourage their children to study abroad before they grow up.



In addition to the drawback of doing something students aren’t interested in, let me point out that there is a negative aspect of learning about the world.

If students go abroad, they may learn that some other people have something that they don’t have.

It is common for anyone to feel jealous in such a situation and to try to get it as hard as possible.

However, since students have only little understanding of the fundamental differences of each and every world, they tend to seek what they want even though the chances of it is quite low.

As a result, the children can waste an enormous amount of time and energy they could have used for something that is more fruitful.

I believe children should learn how to make use of their opportunity in front of them instead of trying to obtain what they can hardly get.



The argument made by Ms. Crane sounds as though adults want to hide something from their children.

In the Modern society, children start using smartphones from an early age, and that they can easily get a variety of information about the world.

By making children stop studying abroad, children’s aspiration and passion go to waste, and at the same time they can hardly concentrate on other activities.

On the other hand, children with no interest in studying abroad should also study abroad.

It’s a brilliant experience for them to feel that Japan is nicer than the world after studying abroad.

I think children will be more satisfied with their career if adults let their children see many different things in the world under the adults’ protection.



There are dozens of things children can strive for here in Japan. There’s no doubt that learning about the world is a precious thing, so it is nonsense to throw away children’s passion for the experience abroad.

However, on the other hand, for the children who are unprepared for this experience, it won’t bring any benefits.

This is because children are generally naive and they judge things by only looking at the surface of them unless they have done enough preparation.

I think adults should confirm their child’s intention of studying abroad if the child appears to be interested in it.

However, this is different from advising the child, who are not prepared for it, to do it.

I understand Mr. Turtle’s opinion on the advantage of studying abroad under the protection of the parents.

However, doing what they are unwilling to do at the expense of what you want to do is a waste of time, and this is exactly what they are going to regret in the future.