テーマ The school year in Japan should start in September as in many other countries.
解答例<反対> I don't think this would bring any great benefit to Japanese education as a whole. One of the most prestigious universities in Japan has already proposed switching to a school year that begins in the fall, saying that fall enrollment would make it easier for foreign students to study in Japan and easier for Japanese students to study abroad. Certainly, not very many students from overseas now study in Japan, but this is not because of the school year difference. The problem lies in Japanese higher education itself. If the government doesn't take any effective steps to improve the whole education system, Japanese universities will remain unattractive to foreign students. Also, in order for this shift to be effective, changes in elementary and high school, and in fact in the whole social structure, would be required. This is hardly realistic.