So I'm in the midst of writing a report for Japanese on the differences between Melbourne, Australia and Japan and have hit a brick wall. I'm trying to move from differences in public transport to national character but I can't get the sentence right in Japanese. I'm trying to say 'Maybe shinkansen is symbolic of the Japanese national character (as something efficient and hardworking) compared to Melbourne's trams which are symbolic of Melbourne's character - pleasant/easy going and friendly.
I know the adjectives, generalisations and sentence idea itself are a bit ridiculous but I'm working with the vocabulary and sentence patterns we've been given in the course as well as the things said in our 'visitor session' with Japanese students and migr This report is more about showing our writing skills then well thought out ideas :P
Edit: No good.
How about this?
or with the aruiha~kamoshiremasen pattern
Thanks for your help!