B : Please sit down.
A : What is your name?
My name is …
A : Where do you live?
I live in Osaka City.
A : Which part of Osaka City do you live?
I live in the West Ward. The nearest station is …
A : Osaka is a very attractive city, and people walk very fast. It is said that people in Osaka walk faster than those in Tokyo.
Yes. I'm originally from… Prefecture. So when I first came to Osaka, I was very surprised to see how fast people walk.
A : I will give you some questions. Many Japanese athletes go abroad these days. Many Japanese companies support them financially. What do you think about this?
I think it is a very good thing. 20 or 30 years ago, we could not see Japanese athletes go abroad and play there, but by supporting them financially, they can go. So those supports are the first step for athletes to go abroad.
A : Japan is in a prolonged recession and companies' performances are very bad. Do you think they should spend much money under these conditions?
Yes. It is a fact that companies are suffering from the bad economy, but it is important to support athletes, because if these companies stop supporting them, the whole liveliness of Japanese athletic field will disappear.
A : OK. This is the last question. How do you explain Ema to foreign people?
Well, ema is a kind of fortunes. People write their wishes on ema in hopes
that many fortunes will come. People put ema on trees at shrines or temples.
A : Have you ever written ema?
No. I've never done it.
A : Well, that's all. Thank you.
Thank you very much.
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