Vlog

Introduction to Logic: Is lawmaker Mio Sugita’s homophobic argument VALID or SOUND?

In this English lesson video, I explain to ESL learners the meaning of the word "sound" in the sense of an argument being logical and based on truth, then move on to explain validity and soundness using one of the homophobic arguments recently made by Japanese lawmaker Mio Sugita where she argues that students should not be taught about LGBT issues in school.

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Music

I make music and this is a song I wrote – “Intersect”

Music has always been my passion since I started taking piano lessons at 10. I got my first Mac (the rounded, classic CRT iMac!) at 14 in 1999 and started making music on it. I was once in a surf music band playing tenor sax. Now I'm mostly back to computer music and creating J-Pop- and kayokyoku-influenced music. This song, Intersect, is about social labels and how we're all human being, like how we minority people walk among the rest of the society. (more…)

By Masaki C. Matsumoto, ago