B : First, please tell us your name and address.
My name is…. I live In Kobe City, Hyogo Prefecture.
A : OK. I'm going to ask you some questions. I hear many people are talking Yochien and Hoikuen. What's the difference.
Yochien is a kindergarten. In general, a kindergarten places more importance on education such as teaching Japanese letters, music and dancing. Hoikuen is a nursery school, it is more like a day-care center.
A : I see. There are many immigrant workers are engaging in construction work. What do you think of it?
In Japan, we don't have enough workers in that job market. Also, those foreign workers cannot find a job in their own country. As long as those foreign workers have a legal working visa, I don't think there is any problem about it.
A : But what about the current economic condition in Japan?
You mean under the current recession?
A : Yes.
Those foreign workers look for a job mainly in construction site or factory, which do not require Japanese language. Japanese workers look for a job in office. So the job markets are different.
A : So, you mean those construction workers don't have to speak Japanese language?
Well, they need to know basic Japanese, but not as much as in the office jobs.
A: OK. What's Ema?
Ema is a picture tablet. It is made of wood and the shape is pentagon.
A : Any picture on it?
A : When your wish comes true, what do you do? Anything special?
A : When I travel I see many souvenir shops. Why are there many souvenir shops in Japan?
Well, Japanese people like to buy souvenirs for themselves. Also, it is customary for us to buy souvenirs for colleagues, friends and people in neighborhood. Not a big thing, usually small ornaments or candies. When I travel, I buy souvenirs, and people give me souvenirs, too.
A : What are you going to do with all those souvenirs at home?
Well, not all souvenirs are what I want.
A : OK. That's all for today. Thank you.
B,C : Thank you.
Thank you. Good bye.
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