B: Good morning.
Nice to meet you, too.
B: First, can I have your name please?
My name is XXXXX
B : Where do you live?
I am from Nagoya City, in Aichi Prefecture.
A : （ひじょうにゆっくりとはっきりした発音で）Then, I’ll ask you some questions. Imagine that I am a curious foreign tourist.
A: Do you live in Nagoya City?
Yes, I live in a suburban area in Nagoya City.
A: OK, then where do you recommend when I visit Nagoya?
Well, I recommend the Nagoya Castle, which is located in the central place in Nagoya. That was built in the 17th century, burned in the Second World War, rebuilt after that. Now you can see the whole shape of the castle. And inside the castle there are a lot of traditional things like armors or documents.
A: If I want to see contemporary Japanese, what do you recommend?
As to contemporary thing Japanese or contemporary Nagoya, I can recommend the Toyota museum in Nagoya, where you can see cutting-edge technologies like electric hybrid car, Prius.
Well, Japanese work style was based on life-time employment and seniority wage system, but that has been changing to performance-based system.
Omiai is love match, arranged by other people like relatives?
A: Love match?
Yes, it is an arranged meeting for marriage, a go-between like relatives or other people arrange the meeting for marriage.
A: Oh, for marriage. I see.（本当に納得していたのか不安だか、一応うなずいていた）
A : A lot of young people, also older people like Hello Kitty, I think it is strange, why do you think people like this kind of thing?
I agree with your opinion, it’s a bit strange, but I guess, as I mentioned Japanese society is changing, it is becoming stressful, and Hello Kitty, like that, might give us some kind of easy feeling.
A : （ちょっと怪訝そうな様子だが、さらに次の質問）Do you work for yourself?
Actually, I work for a local government.
A: OK, （にっこりして）I enjoyed talking with you.
I enjoyed, too. Thank you and goodbye.
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