A: May I have your name?
Yes, my name is ....
A: Where are you from?
I'm from Nagoya City.
A: Many people come from Nagoya. Did you come together?
No, but I met some at the station. It was difficult to find this building. So we came together.
A: I've never thought about it. Yes, it is difficult to get here. Now, I'll ask you some questions.
A: Why don't Japanese husbands scold their wives?
I think they show their modesty by lowering their wives. When a husband says "my wife is a very good cook or she is a very good housewife", other people don't feel good. It's considered haughty or arrogant to praise your family members. So sometimes a husband calls his wife "gusai", my foolish wife. By calling her a foolish wife, he is showing his modesty. But this trend has been changing. If a young husband called his wife "gusai", he would be thrown out of the house.
A: Next question. What do you think about the "super ice age"?
I'm worried that "karoshi", or death from overwork, is increasing.
A: Oh, you are a teacher. Do you teach English? What level or grade do
I teach at a junior high school. It's very demanding. The students don't think much about the teachers. I'm like their friends. I'm trying very hard to teach discipline.
A: Very hard, but it's a good job. The last question. What's "takoyaki"?
It's a grilled octopus dumpling. The ingredients include batter, octopus, and green onion. It's easy to eat, so it's popular food at festivals.
A: Good explanation. It was easy to understand. That's all.