Education system in Japan

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May 10, 2011 22:19
These days, I watch videos on TED site to improve my listening skill. Do you know this site? Videos in this site are interesting. Moreover, speakers’ presentation skill is amazing. If only I could talk like them.

Today, I found an impressive video on TED.
Birke Baehr: What's wrong with our food system

Of course, the content is interesting. In this video, he mentioned that though some people say organic or local food is more expensive, it seems that we either pay the farmer or we can pay the hospital. This remark was convincing to me and made me think of food. But, this is not the most impressive point to me.
What made me surprised was that he was 11 and presented his own idea in front of many people without being too nervous or stammering. I think that there are children thinking about various problems and having some ideas as interesting as his in Japan. But, there are no children in Japan who can make their own ideas public like him. I doubt I can present my idea in public as impressive as him in not only English but also Japanese.
Japanese education system is, I think, not bad. But, we aren’t taught how to present our ideas and how to discuss problems such as politics, environment etc with other people. Although we should introduce presentation or discussion classes, there are few Japanese teacher who can teach these things. And as you know we, Japanese are shy, so even if these classes are introduced, students may remain silence. Making us active in presentation or discussion is difficult.

If you have any questions, criticisms, reviews or anything else, please tell me about it in a comment. 日本語でコメントくださってもありがたいです。希望されるようでしたら、添削(てんさく;correction)もしますので。
I would appreciate it if you could correct this writing.
Thank you for reading my awkward English.

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