TOPIC 1: Let’s talk about your health.
Q1: What kinds of health issues or diseases do you have, or have you had? How have you been dealing with it?
Q2: Have you had any problems with your teeth or gums? I guess no one has never experienced any of such troubles. Could you share your story about oral care?
Q3: Do you have any tips regarding health and fitness? Could you share any helpful information about things like exercise, diet, medicine, supplements or whatever?
TOPIC 2: How should we deal with China?
China is no doubt one of the oldest civilizations in the world. Until at least the 18th century, wasn't it a sort of a role model country for Japan? We surely had learned a lot from them. If it were not for China, Japanese culture would be very different from what it is today. It has now, however, become one of the two most powerful countries in the world after going through chaotic 19th and 20th centuries of aggression by then powerful countries and the oppression during Mao Zedong's regime, and the China issue was one of the main topics of discussion at the recent Suga-Biden summit.
Q1: China, like other countries, has a number of domestic problems. Some of them, and their other moves, are of concern to other countries, leading to what China calls "interference in internal affairs." What issues are you interested in?
Q2: In recent years, the confrontation between the US and China has become clearer. What are the tensions between them, and how and why are they escalating? What do you think?
Q3: What are the bilateral issues in the relationship between Japan and China? What do you think about the following aspects: history, territorial issues, humanitarian issues, economic partnership, copy rights, the (Ten) Thousand People's Plan or whatever?
Q4: While Japan is an ally of the US, China is its most important business partner, so in some sense, Japan finds itself caught in the middle. How do you think Japan should deal with China in the future?
Bonus question: If we have extra time, why don't we talk about the following?
- What if China were a democracy?
- What if China's GDP were larger than the US? (According to an analysis by PwC, China's GDP is expected to be 1.4 times that of the US in 2030.)