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A,B : Good morning!

Good morning.

A : Please take a seat.

B : Where do you live?

I live in Takatsuki. Takatsuki is ust between Osaka and Kyoto. So it's convenient to go to both cities.

B : I see. How did you come here?

I came here on the JR line to Kyoto. Then I changed trains at Kyoto and took another JR line to get here.

A : Why are Japanese people reserved?

Could you paraphrase it in an easier way?

A : Japanese people tend not to express their opinions. The attitude is reserved.

Ah, I see. Well, I think there are two reasons. One is that some Japanese people tend to be shy and the other is that some Japanese people pretend to be shy.

A : Pretend to be shy?

Yes. Japanese people try not to show off their ability and skills because, for example, if a child showed off his skills at school, he would be bullied by the other students. I was often told by my mother not to show off your skills in front of people.

A : I see. So you think that's the reason?

Yes. OK, I understand. That's all.


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