Good afternoon, gentlemen.
B,A Good afternoon.
B: Please sit down and give me your name and address.
Yes, thank you. My name is .... I'm from Tokushima City, Tokushima Prefecture, in the eastern part of Shikoku Island.
A: Tokushima has some strong teams in high school baseball. Yes, that's right. Tokushima has had a few strong teams in the past, too.
B: Now, I'd like to ask you some questions about Japanese. Recently, some Japanese athletes have been doing a great job in various sports overseas. What do you think about this?
It's great. Particularly in traditional sports Japanese athletes are strong. For example, in the World Judo Competition, which was held last week in Osaka, the Japanese team won nine medals including four gold nedals. Women's wrestling also has become strong. In other sports, Suetusgu won a bronze medal in the men's 200 meter dash in track and field.
A: Their hungry spirit is great. Next question. Why don't many Japanese praise their wives?
It is manily becasue of the jpaanses tendency to unnecessarily numble themselves.
Modesty is one of the cornerstones of Japanese virtues, while haughtiness and
arrogance are disliked very much. Therefore, they try to speak of both themselves
and their family members in a modest way. When speaking to others, such expressions
as "gusai", "my foolish wife", or "gusoku", "my
foolish son" are commonly used. Nowadays, however, should a husband say such
things to his wife, he
A: Last question. What is "setsubun"?
It is bean-throwing.
Yes, bean-throwing ceremony. It is held ... ah ... usually on February 2 or 3 according to the lunar calendar. It is held at private homes, temples, and shrines to pray for good fortunes and ....
A: Wives don't throw beans at their husbands?
Never. I hope not.
A: Thank you. That's all for today.
Thank you for interviewing me. Goodbye, gentlemen.
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