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B: May I have your name?

(リラックスして下さいといったような印象)

My name is ○○○○.

B: Where are you from?

I’m from ○○○○.

A: What do you think about young people living with their parents?

It's a good thing as long as the family members are happy with the situation. But there is a tendency for the young generation to depend on their parents. Actually I live with my son and daughter.

A: Oh, how do you feel about that?

My husband is very happy with the situation but I'm a little worried about their lack of independency.

B: OK, next question. What do you think about the current situation in Iraq?

(イラクについてしか聞き取れず、めちゃくちゃあせる)

I don’t support Mr. Koizumi's policy about Iraq. Article 9 of the Japanese Constitution prohibits the use of military force, and so Japan's self defense forces are, in reality, protected by foreign armies in Iraq. It's dangerous to be dispatched in a foreign country without being able to use military force.

C: Last question. How do Japanese celebrate "tsukimi"?

You mean Moon viewing? 

(声が小さかったので、月見なのか花見なのかを確かめる為、聞いた)

A: Oh yes.

(それですねー という感じで微笑む)

Autumn, when air is clean, is a good season to view the moon. We make dumplings and put a plate of dumplings and other offerings on the verandah.

A: You said autumn is a good season to view the moon. Do you mean you celebrate the event from September through November?

Usually once a year. In September or October.

A: That's all. Thank you.

(と、言われたが、まだ座っていた。そうするともう1度、もう終わりだから帰ってよい。と笑顔で言われた)

Thank you.

(と、言って帰った)



 
 
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