Elevator Scene

Last Drama class, we showed our elevator scene to the class. I think we did good job but we can improve some part because some parts are not clear to the audience and make it realistic. I think if I were really stuck in an elevator, I think I’m not going to act like that. One more think is we need to talk about how elevator looks like.

Elevator #4 from YIS Arts on Vimeo.


This was my final elevator scene. I think that we did a better job in second one then first one. Because in this video we show up how dose each character change when elevator stop. Also we talk about how dose elevator looks like, so it became more realistic reaction. What I can improve next time, I think I need to speak more clearly.

8A Elev 3 from YIS Arts on Vimeo.

Gapminder: Japan and India

In I&S class I’ve researched development in Japan and India. We are using Gapminding.

Birth Rate

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The Birth Rate is the total number of births per 1,000 of a population in a year. In this graph, India has more birth rate than Japan and higher population. However both country getting higher life expectancy. Japan shows a decline for birth rate as an MEDC(More Economically Developed Countries). This is not beneficial because there wold be lass worker in industrialised a cities.

Infant Mortality Rate

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Infant mortality rate is the number of deaths of children less than one year of age per 1,000 live births. In this graph, both country developed there infant mortality. It means both country get better medical treatment so it effected the infant mortality and life expectancy.


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HDI is developed by the United Nations to measure and rank countries’ levels of social and economic development, view of a country achievement. In this graph, you can clearly see difference between an MEDC and LEDC. Japan has higher GDP per capita because Japan has a lower population(I can see the population by size of the circle). They have difference between Japan and India because Japan makes more money but has lower population.

Fertility Rate

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Total period fertility rate (TPFR) of a population is the average number of children that would be born to a woman over her lifetimeJapan has low fertility rate than India. It related to birth rate because Japan also has lower birth rate. India has higher birth rate because India has bigger population.

Life Expectancy

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Life Expectancy is the average period that a person may expect to live. Both country has really similar shape of developing. At 1918 influenza was prevalent all over the country, so suddenly life expectancy getting lower.

Development: Development is the overall growth of the indicators in the country. Overall, after observing data for all of these indicators, that Japan are MEDC(More economically developed countries) and India are LEDC (less economically developed countries).


Nobody Knows book review

Have you ever thought about why this book call Nobody Knows? Nobody Knows by Shelley Tanaka, is a story about one family that lived in Tokyo without their mother. Akira has the responsibility to take care of his sisters and brother(Shigeru,Kyoko and Yuki). They have a hard time living because they don’t have money. However, the real story, book and film are all different. I like the genre of this book. This book doesn’t have a theme or I can’t find any theme in this book, because this story is based on real story. When I compared this book to the real story, there are some different points. For example, in this book there are 4 children, but in fact there were 5 children. There are more differences between the book and real story. I think this makes me want to read this book, because if there are only facts that just happened, it might be boring and author can’t make this a long story. When I read this book I can understand it and I can feel it more easlly because the author used third person to narrate the story, so I feel like, I was there and I see what’s going on.

This book is about one family that lived in Tokyo without their mother, book called Nobody Knows. The book title answered my question, my question is why did their mom leave them alone? The answer is Nobody Knows. I think you guys like this book!

 Thank you for  reading!

Field Studies



















I learned, if I be risk-taker, mostly I can do everything.I learned this by during field studies, especially canyoning.  I also learn that team work is important to our life. I get out of my comfort zone by doing something new and challenging some thing. I also get out of my comfort zone by not staying at home and school.