B: Please sit down.
B: You can sit down in the center and put your luggage on the left chair.
B: May I have your name?
My name is ・・・.
B: Please tell me where you live.
I live in Toyonaka City, just north of Osaka City.
A: （いきなり）Why are the Japanese houses so expensive?
Japan is a very small country and prices of land are very high. So
prices of houses are high naturally.（味もそっけもない返答・・・反省）
A: （続けて淡々と）Why do Japanese want to own a new car, not an used car?
It's because Japanese regard themselves as belonging to the middle
class・・・most of the Japanese regard（同じことを繰り返してしまった）・・・
and they want to own a new car as a symbol of social status and richness.
A: Well, does it have anything to do with the car inspection system in
Rules about safety of cars are very strict in Japan, so we have to take
car inspection periodically.
B: How much does it cost to take the inspection?
I don't own a car, so I don't know how much it costs exactly.
B: （ほほえみながら）It's very expensive.
Yes・・・I'm not sure, but I think it costs・・・more than twenty thousand
A: What do you think of the declining birth rate?
It is a serious social problem because it will directly lead to the aging
the society. We have to take some measures to prevent this decline, such
establishing a child-care center at a company to take care of the babies
while mothers are working.（あー、もっとふくらませば良かった・・・得意なト
A: The number of foreign workers is increasing these days. What do you
I think this is a good tendency. The aging of the society is coming soon
the foreign workers can compensate for the lack・・・shortage of the
A: Why are Japanese buses so punctual?
It's because Japanese is a very punctual people and we can't endure even
several minutes' delay.
A: What will people do when the bus is late?
People usually make a complaint to the bus companies, I think.
A: Have you ever had a trouble of bus being late?
I do not use buses usually, so I have not experienced this kind of・・・
A: How about trains?
Well, trains・・・these days JR trains are often late.
A: Do they apologize for the delay?
（apologyが聞き取られなくて）penalty? ・・・I beg your pardon?
A: Do they make any APOLOGY for it?
Yes, there is an announcement of apology made. In fact, I had an experience
yesterday that my train was late and I could not be in time with the
appointment with my friend.
B: How late was it?
Just five minutes.
A: （ほほえむ）Now I have finished all of my questions. Thank you very much.
Thank you very much.