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B: How are you today?

I'm very fine. (Thank youを忘れました)

B: Where do you live?

I live in Nakagyo ward here in Kyoto.

B: You mean Kyoto city?

Yes.

A: (イギリス人の女性と思われる方) Why do Japanese like New Year's 
nomikai?

Japanese are group-oriented people, so we love parties, especially with little sake, because sake makes people relaxed. We can relax and talk with people with titles and superiors at the parties, but we feel
nervous before our superiors at workplace.

A: Is it important to feel nervous before the people with titles?

Yes. We have to be careful about the language we use before our superiors especially at workplace. But at parties we can relax.

A: Why did so many typhoons visit Japan this year? (この質問は、もう少し違った形で聞かれたかもしれません)

In the long history of Japan, we have experienced many typhoons, earthquakes and volcanic eruptions. But this year we had too many typhoons. This is global warming.
(この文はIthink this is due to global warming というべきでした。)

A: (うなずいて) Yes, global warming. Why are Japanese younger people not as religious as older people?

(この質問には、どう答えたら良いのか、考えるのに数秒黙ってしまいました。)

Japanese have felt very generous about religion. We had our native religion called Shintoism before Buddhism was introduced to Japan in the 6th century. In Shintoism, we worship things in nature like mountains,
waterfalls, and something like that. At some time in the process of history, Shintoism and Buddhism were incorporated. In Western countries and countries in the Middle East, people believe in only god.

(ここは only one godとすべきだったと思います。) 
 So for the people from those countries, Japanese young people may not seem religious, but I think they are religious down in their heart. It all depends on how you define religion.

A: Yes. Thank you. This concludes my question.


 
 
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