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  Good Morning.

B: Good morning. Please take a seat.

Thank you.

B: First, can I have your name, please?

My name is ・・・

B: Where did you come from?

I came from Ibaraki City.

A: Now I will ask you some questions.

Yes.

A: The popularity of Japanese professional baseball has been declining. What do you think about this?

Yes, I think that's true. Some baseball teams are losing money and also the popularity of professional baseball is declining.
Recently the Internet business company Rakuten (has 本番ではつけ忘れた) joined the professional baseball league.
I hope the entrance of Rakuten will revitalize Japanese baseball.
And also baseball managers need to do more marketing and promotional activities.
A: Why is soccer more popular?

Soccer is more exciting. There are a lot of soccer teams in my town.
Children join these soccer teams and enjoy playing together.
Soccer is more active than baseball while playing, children learn communal sprits.
(プロのサッカーと野球の違いを聞かれたと後で気付いたが、少年の間のサッカー人気の事を言ってしまった。)

A: I'll ask you another question. What is tansu?

Tansu is a piece of furniture. It is placed in a house and used to store clothes. It is made of wood and expensive one is made of paulownia. Most women look for tansu before getting married to prepare for their new life.

A: What's the difference between Japanese tansu and Western tansu?

Japanese tansu is mainly for kimono, traditional Japanese clothes. Kimono is folded and wrapped in paper and stored in tansu. So there are a lot of drawers. Western tansu is, as you know, used for hanging clothes with a hanger.
(話しながら考えがまとまらないのでタンスに服のしまい方は、ほとんどジェスチャー付きで説明する。)

A: Oh, I see. What do you think of having an empress as the head of the
nation's imperial family?

I agree with the idea. In the past, there were empresses.
I don't think there is any reason that position must be inherited by males. Currently, the Imperial Household law doesn't allow an empress.
So amending the law is necessary.
(昨日覚えたばかりのフレーズをラッキーと思いながら話す)。

A: Is the government planning that now?

Yes, they are thinking now. This is one of the biggest reasons for Princess Masako's illness. She feels a lot of pressure about this issue.

A: So do you agree with the plan?

Yes, I definitely agree. I want to support Princess Masako.

A: OK. That's all. Thank you.

Really?

A: Yes.

Oh, thank you very much.

(雅子様についてはもっと言いたいことがあったが、次の質問の妨げになるといけないと思い、話すのをちゅうちょした。
あっけなく終わってしまったので、女性の天皇についてもっと詳しく話せば良かったと後悔した。Aの女性試験官はやさしそうであまり答えに困るようなつっ込んだ質問はされなかった。)



 
 
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