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B : Please have a seat.

Thank you.

B : Please tell us your name and where you're from.

My name is ... and I came here from Nagoya.

A : I'd like to ask you several questions. First, why do Japanese businessmen exchange their name cards?

Maybe that's because, by exchanging name cards we can remember the names of the people we met in business occasions. It's so convenient if we'd like to contact him or her later on.

A : I see. So what do you think is the disadvantage of exchanging name cards?

Personally, I have had no problem before, but it might cause some problems if we give our name cards to people who we can't trust.

A : OK. I'd like to ask you another question. What is "ohigan"?

"Ohigan" is the equinox day. On this day, we go to our ancestors' graves to show respect to them. And also, Buddhist temples hold special services.

A : Do you have any parties on this day?

No. In my region, we have no custom of having parties on this day.

A : I see. Could you please explain what "ema" is?

"Ema" is a picture tablet made of wood. A picture of a horse is painted on it. We offer it to a shrine when we want to make some wish.

A : OK, that's all. Thank you very much.

Thank you so much.

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