A: Please sit down.
B: What does your name mean in English?
It means ....
B: Tell me about cedar.
In spring, people suffer from hay fever. There are many cedar trees in Japan.
B: What are cedar trees used for?
They are used for building houses and furniture.
B: What kind of house do you live in?
I live in an ordinary house, not in a condominium.
A: Is the cedar tree native of Japan?
No, I don't think so.
B: Yes, it is.
I'm sorry I didn't know.
B: How was your house built?
My house is new and Canadian wood is used.
B: What about your neighborhood?
New houses have been constructed in front of the train station.
B: Agricultural towns coexist with new residential areas.
A: Cedar trees smell good.
It's really good.
A: I'll ask you some questions. Why do Japanese smile even when they shouldn't?
They think it's important to keep harmony with others. They think about other people's feelings. They restrain their emotions in front of people.
A: Next question. What is "higan"?
"Higan" is the week centering around the vernal equinox and the week centering around the autumnal equinox. During this time, people visit their ancestors' graves. Buddhist temples hold special services.
A: That's about it.
Thank you very much.
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