Hello. Good afternoon.
A, C： Good afternoon.
A： May I have your name, please?
My name is ○○○○, and I live in Fukuoka.
A： May I ask which part of Fukuoka you live?
I live in Fukuoka city, northern part of Kyushu area.
C： OK. I would like to ask you some questions.
C： These days in Japan, some people have mental diseases like depression. Do you know why this happens?
The main reason, I think, is stress. These days, many workers spend a lot of time in companies. With the current economic recession, they may be stressed out from companies. In addition, they have fears that they may be laid off. So, they may have stress from companies or families.
C： You think the economy is still in recession.
Yes, I think so. But, there is a sign of improvement. The unemployment rate is about 5%, so I hope the situation is going better.
C： Then, you think if the economic situation becomes better, people have less diseases.
Yes, I think so.
C： OK. I would like to ask another question. Concerning NHK, some people don't pay money. What do you think about it?
It's a difficult problem, but some people in NHK have betrayed us. They should be honest to us because their money is from us. Their furies are reasonable.
C： Do you think NHK can gain trust again?
I think they can, but it will take a long time.
C： Do you pay? No, just joking.
Yes, of course, I do.
C： OK, I would like to ask about Japanese culture. What is "Seijin-no-hi"?
"Seijin-no-hi" is Coming-of-Age Day. It is a day to celebrate young people to become an adult.
C： OK, let's go to another question. What is "wagashi"?
"Wagashi" is a kind of Japanese sweets made of sugar, wheat, and other ingredients. It is usually eaten at the tea ceremony together with maccha.
C： Ah… What is maccha?
Maccha is a kind of tea made by adding hot water to powdered tea.
C： OK, thank you very much.
Thank you very much.
Thank you very much for inviting me today.
C： Thank you, have a nice day.