A , B : Hello.
B : What your name?
My name is …
B : Where are you from?
I'm from Nishinomiya where Koshien ball park is.
A : Ah… Do you hear the noise?
No. Where I live is far from there, so I don't hear much noise.
A : There are many people there, of course, in Osaka too. Don't they trouble you?
Not really. They are behaving well, and I see many policemen around. Still, more than 5,000 people jumped into the Dotonbori river.
A : What? 5,000? （とても驚いてBを見る）
B : Yes!
A : I know one died, but I didn't know that. OK, besides Koshien, I'd like to ask you other questions. Many people buy dangerous things such as bombs through the Internet. What do you think of this? Do you think the Government should control this?
I think there should be restrictions, especially for the young. If there is no restriction, young kids see inappropriate sites. So the parents should control them and the Government should make laws.
A : OK. Here's another question. What is Obon?
Obon is a three-day Buddhist holiday. They say the souls of the dead come back to their homes. We welcome them and prepare dishes for them.
A : Do people feel guilty when they are absent during the holidays?
Yes. In my case, my mother died and my father lives alone, so my family go home. I take children too.
A : It may sound strange, but aren't children afraid of that? The souls of the dead that come back are like ghosts?
No, not at all. I told my children, "Your grand-ma's soul is coming back to see you." Then they weren't afraid of it.
A : Mu… You told about it when they were very little.
A : OK. Thank you very much.
Thank you very much.
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