I think country life is better than city life.

To begin with, people living in the country can enjoy eating perishable foods when they are fresh.

In the area I live, there’re grocery stores that specialize in the foods which are delivered directly from farms and fishing ports.

In fact,  these stores are invaluable to me because the products are exceptionally fresh.

Needless to say, eating fresh foods is not only beneficial in terms of taste, but also in terms of health.

Fish, for example, is well-known for containing EPA and DHA which bring us a variety of health benefits.

However, we need to keep in mind that these benefits are limited if the fish isn’t fresh enough.

In addition, since land prices are quit low in the country, it’s fairly easy for people to start growing vegetables on their own.




I think city life is better than country life.

Once we settle down in the country, we can’t do anything when we grow old and we can’t drive anymore.

While the aging of population has been progressing in the country, many elderly citizens depend on automobiles and this has caused an increase in the number of traffic accidents caused by elderly drivers.

I’d rather return my driver’s license and move to the city that has sophisticated transportation infrastructure as long as there’s a risk that I make my partner or the people who are involved in the accident sad.



I think life in the country is better than in the city in light of the healthy growth of young children.

In the country, most people live in a single-family house and chileren play with their friends without difficuly.

On the other hand, many of the children in the city live in a condominium, so they have to go through the entrance door equipped with home security system, and this may be too difficult for younger children.

In addition, children in the country are often exposed to rich nature in everyday life and they learn ways to have fun outside.

However, children in the city lack such opportunities and they tend to stay indoors.



My impression of  city life is that the bonds between people are weak, so unlike the country, we don’t have to care about the relationships with the locals.

Also, even if the bonds between people are weak, someone around you who is kind or who has a strong sense of justice is going to help you when you have problems.

On the other hand, in the country, if you fail to build good interpersonal relationships, you will be ostracized and you will never find inner peace.

If you want to find a place to spend the rest of your life, I think it’s better to live in a place where the locals have no attachment to the place  they live.



Considering the standard of living, I think it’s worth living in the country.

As I have already mentioned in the story of private garden, land prices are notably low in the country.

You can build a house with a wide yard and there, you can enjoy barbecue with your family members or run around with your beloved dog.

The space between your next-door neighbor is considerably large, so you can enjoy playing musical instruments without worrying about the noise.

Mr. Turtle said you can’t do anything in the country without a car.

However, you can find something you like to do inside your house and you can depend on the internet for shopping.

I think the most important thing is to make plans for the future when you are still young so that you can live without depending on a car. 



In modern Japan, thanks to sophisticated logistics network, people can get what they want instantly wherever they are.

In addition, with the development of science and technology, the things we can do have expanded regardless of where we live.

However, in fact, these systems are supported by laborers and electric devices.

I think our society will experience shrinking working population from now on, and since an electric device requires maintenance by specialists to be renewed routinely, it may become more difficult to carry out maintenance work for a complex  system. The examples of this are blackouts caused by the recent natural disaster and prolonged restoration work of blocked roads. Considering the risks associated with our everyday lives in the country, it’s better for us to live in the city and try to avoid those risks.