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A, B : Good morning. Please have a seat.

Good morning.(荷物を置いて席につく)

A, B : Nice to meet you.

Nice to meet you.

A : I am … I will ask you several questions today. May I have your name and where you are from?

My name is … I'm from Osaka.

A : Oh, Osaka. Many people dived into a river. You know that? Did you dive too?
(冗談っぽく言っているが、あまり顔は笑っていない)

(笑いながら)Of course, not.

A : So you were born and raised in Osaka?

I was born in Kyoto, and moved to Osaka when I was an elementary school student.

A : You moved to Osaka when you were an elementary school child. So you know many places both in Kyoto and Osaka, right? Which do you prefer, Kyoto or Osaka?

I know a lot of beautiful places in Kyoto, but I prefer Osaka because people in Osaka are more friendly. They are good at making jokes. Conversation is more enjoyable in Osaka.

A : I see. Do you work in Osaka? What is your job?

Yes, I work in Osaka. I work for a patent office. My job entails correspondence with agents in other countries and translation of patent specifications.

A : Oh, patent office. I once worked for a big pharmaceutical company and was involved in the patent division. The translation of patent specifications are so difficult and complicated. There are lots of special terms. Even a native speaker has a difficulty.

Right. I understand it very well.

A : Do you think the translation is an interesting job?

Yes, and being a translator …(良い翻訳者になりたいと言いかけてやめる)Achieving the translation skill is important for me. I want to be a tour guide, of course. But I heard that it is difficult to make a living only from the income as a tour guide. I plan to support the income by working also as a freelance translator.

A : I see. Let's move on to the next question. Are Japanese families extended families or nuclear families?

Most of Japanese families are nuclear families.

A : Yes. Who takes care of the elderly?

When the family is rich, the elderly are taken care of at a home for the elderly.

A : I see. How about an ordinary family?

Many elderly people live alone.

A : How do they make a living?

They get a pension. Japan has a good pension system. When they are young, they pay premium for the pension, and after they become 65 years old, they get the pension.

A : I see. But is the pension enough?

No, it's not enough.(思わず言ってしまったがあとが続かない)
But they can have(優遇面があると言おうとしたが、言葉が出てこない。5秒ほど"Let's see…"とか言ってごまかした)a good medical service at clinics and hospitals.(AとBがうなずいてくれてほっとする)

A : Oh, that's great! Well, what is "ohigan"?

Ohigan is the first day of the spring(思いっきり間違えた。おまけにvernal equinox dayとも言っていない)around September 23rd.

A : What do people do?

People visit their ancestors' grave to pay their respect.

A : I see. Thank you very much. I had a good time.

Thank you very much.

A, B :(にこやかに)Thank you.


 
 
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