Alex's Comments

Alex:

Working under Mrs. Makiyama has been a pleasure and an eye-opener into the world of Japanese politics. As some one who has always had an interest in politics, this internship opportunity has allowed me to witness events that could potentially shape the policies of Japan. It has been fascinating working within the political machine and seeing first hand the cogs and gears that make Japan run. Mrs. Makiyama has given me the opportunity that most foreigners would be unable to experience; working within the Japanese Diet. As someone who has grown up in Japan, this internship has given me an insight into the political machinations of my adopted country. I have grown a fondness for politics, and even after this short time working under Mrs. Makiyama, I believe I want to further pursue a career in politics. The internship has also greatly increased my Japanese speaking ability exponentially. Thanks to Mrs. Makiyama, I am currently experiencing a once in a life time opportunity that has shown me the intricacies and the excitement that can be found within the world of politics. 

牧山先生のおかげで私は参議院議員会館でインターンシップをしています。私は政治に興味がありますので、このインターンシップはすごくいい経験だと思っています。参議院議員会館で働いて、いろいろな興味深い会議に参加して、私はこれから政治をもっと学びたいと思っています。この経験はほとんどの外国人にできないものですので、いろんな事を学んでいます。私は日本で育ちましたが、今までは、あまり日本の政治に詳しくありませんでした。しかし、今は政治の事を習うのが好きになりました。私は日本語を話すのが苦手ですが、牧山先生のおかげで自信がつきました。このインターンシップの経験を通じて、政治家の活動を実際見ることがてきて、大変すばらしいと思っています。