B: Hello, please have a seat.
My name is ... and I live in Hiroshima.
B: Thank you.
A: You live in Hiroshima?
A: I've heard that Hiroshima is famous for Anago. Is that true?
Yes. It is especially famous in the Miyajima district.
A: Can you have it throughout the year?
Well, I think so. I hope so.
A: OK. Now, would you tell me why there are so many foreign models in Japanese fashion magazines?
Well, I think Japanese people tend to put emphasis on external appearance. Foreign models are usually very tall and slender. So,they are eye-pleasing. However, nowadays in Japan, there are many magazines with Japanese models as well. Japanese young girls or women like to see them because they cannot become that tall and slender like foreign models. But they can feel that Japanese models are more realistic.
A: Times are surely changing, huh?
A: OK. Now, I'd like to ask you this? Do you think English should be taught in elementary schools?
Yes, I think so, because English is the most common language in the world. English is one way to make it possible to know other people, its culture, history, manners, customs, and so on. So it would be wonderful if the Japanese government adopted this system to teach English to school children.
A: I see. No French, no Spanish, right?
A: Aha, yes.
A: Lastly, I would like to ask you ... What is "ema"?
It is a wooden tablet on which a wish is written. Also, "ma" means "horse" in Japanese, so a horse is also depicted on the tablet.Actually, I did it on New Year's Day this year at a shrine, but we write our wishes on a tablet and then pray for it.
A: Wow, that's great. OK, this is the end of the interview. Best wishes.
Thank you very much.
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