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May I sit here, please?

A, B : Yes, please sit there.

B : Could you tell me your name and where you're from?

My name is .... I live in Omihachiman, near Lake Biwa. I see the lake every day.

B : Now, some questions. Would you explain "catch and release"? The blue-gill and black-bass are increasing these days.

We rely on Lake Biwa. For example, 14 million people depend on the lake, so we should be wise care-takers. Some domestic species are eaten by exotic species such as the blue-gill and the black-bass. The lake was formed four million years ago, one of the most ancient lakes in the world. Therefore, it has many domestic species.

A : How do you protect them? Do you have any solution?

In recent years, the Shiga Prefectural Government banned "catch and release". My idea is to put the blue-gill and the black-bass into a pond. Make a pond and put them into it.

A : We'll ask you another question now. Japanese live longer than any other people in the world. Could you explain the reason?

Yes, it's because of the diet and lifestyle. People in Okinawa, for example, live longer than any other people al over the world. They can live longer than people in the mainland of Japan. However, those who live long are decreasing because of the change in their diet and lifestyle.

A : All right, next question. Could you explain "igo"?

Yes, it's a game of strategy. We, older people like us, enjoy it very much. Two players take turns placing white and black stones.

A : Its origin is in China, isn't it?

Yes, it is. It's a game of strategy and territory. We really enjoy it without thinking about China?

A : That's all for you. Thanks for coming.

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