S2 Ep8. Z世代


Hello, This is episode 8 of season 2 of my podcast. At the weekend I did some muscle training with the ankle weights I bought last time. With ankle weights, even a difference of 0.5 kg makes a big difference. I was also thinking of increasing the dumbbells from 3kg to 5kg, but suddenly going heavier might not be a good idea as it puts too much strain on the body. I think I need to increase the weight steadily little by little while continuing regularly, and not exerting myself too much.The process of work and study is similar.


Last week I talked about Generation Z in my university class. Generation Z are people born between the late 1990s and about 2010. I am a millennial (born between 1980 and 1995), one generation before that, also known as Generation Y. Generation Z are digital natives, so they do most of their communication and information gathering online. Many university professors are Generation X (born 1965-1980) or pre-Generation X; the way Generation X communicated and gathered information was by telephone. As Generation Y, I use both the internet and the telephone a lot. In class, all generations came together to discuss differences in thinking.


Today’s my day off, but I helped an former Japanese language student with her work. She works in marketing and is conducting a survey of Generation Z. To get Gen Z to cooperate with the survey, I made an advertisement and sent it to two universities in Tokyo, one of which I dropped out of, and the other of which is ‘Fuzokukou’ of the high school I went to. ‘Fuzokukou’ (affiliated schools) are different schools run by the same organisation. For example, one organisation runs four schools, from primary school to university. If you go to Fuzokukou, you do not need to take any entrance exams to progress to the next school in the same organisation. This is a common system in private schools in Japan.


It’s really cold here. Take care not to catch a cold. Well, I think that’s it for today. See you next time and thanks for listening!