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I take part in an open conversation every Thursday, but I'm always frustrated with my poor skills after the class. That's why I try to find any opportunity to practice more after that class.

Yesterday I skyped one of my fellow English-lovers to study together. This time we discussed the article I had sent her-Spousal tax break targeted to get wives out of house.

As working moms, we were intrigued by the article. After I read it, I felt that it would be too immature to discuss at the status quo and it sounded good to us, but seemed a veneer agenda. I mean it's just for increasing tax revenues and reducing our towering debt burden in Japan.
Don't get me wrong. I understand that the working population in Japan has been decreasing and we'll clearly need new sources of labor. I totally agree that anyone who wants to land a job, expand their horizons and be independent should get out of house. The reason might be for our lives, though.
The government prompts us to get out of houses, but who takes care of our kids? When our kids become ill, who picks them up right away and takes care? If it takes time to get well, how to juggle between house chores and work?
The government proposed that one woman should be listed an executive position. However, how many women have been appointed as that position? How low it is, compared with other developed countries!

To go out of houses, we need places and people that we can entrust our kids. We definitely need our families' help. I'm sad to say, but it's true that there's still Japanese have a conservative sense of value in our minds, including me. We should see the old sense in a new light at first. I believe that it will make a difference and lay the groundwork for our working styles as well.

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