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Daddy’s Job

This is a story one of the parents in my town posted on his Facebook wall.







And here is my translation.

Daddy’s Job

On the way home from work with my daughter, just the two of us, travelling along the nighttime road to our house, she suddenly turned to me and asked, “What’s your job, Daddy?”

I hesitated for a moment, wondering how to explain forestry to my 3rd-grade daughter, but then it hit me and I replied, “I protect the forests of Nakagawa.”

When I added, “I do things like checking up on, planting, and raising trees, and sometimes I do things like cutting them down. The forest does things like cleaning the air and water, and provides homes for animals,” my daughter grinned. “So you protect Nakagawa,” she said.

I’ve got my work cut out for me tomorrow.

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