B： Good afternoon.
B： Please put your bag here and sit down.
B： Please smile and get relaxed.
Thank you. I’ll try.
B： Please tell us your name.
My name is ○○○○.
B： Where are you from?
I’m from Suita, Osaka Pref.
B： Now it’s time for some questions.
A： What do you think about avian flu which is prevalent in Asia?
I think it is a serious problem. I have to take some measures to prevent it. The government should advise Japanese people not to travel to the countries where avian flu is prevalent. It’s an epidemic.
A： What do you think of postal service privatization?
I think it is good because Japan faces budget deficit. By privatizing it, Japan will curtail unnecessary expenditure. I asked my parents if it is good or not. They said it is good. According to Mr. Koizumi, after the privatization, the government can curtail the budget. The part of 30 percentages of workers who work under the postal service organization will be reduced.
A： Do you see more disadvantages?
I don’t find any disadvantages. I think it is good.
A： Please explain “Seijin-no-hi.”
“Seijin-no-hi” is “Coming-of-Age” Day which is observed on the second Monday of January. It is a festival for people who have reached 20.
People who have reached 20 will be independent. They can drink, start smoking and go to the election.
A： How about election turnout among young people?
I think, according to the popularity of Mr. Koizumi, young people are interested in Japanese politics.
A： What do you think that people in their thirties lead a single life?
I think it is serious including myself.
More and more female workers are financially independent. Companies provide them with more opportunities to work. Let’s see.
These days men tend to be effeminate.
A： Then you don’t want to marry Mr. Wishy-Washy.
A： Please explain “tokonoma.”
Tokonoma is a place which every household has. It is a special room to welcome guests.
Usually there is a Buddhist alter in the room. And next to a Buddhist alter, there is an alcove.
In the alcove, my mother put a hanging scroll on its wall and I put an arranged flower in it. This year my grandmother passed away. Every morning I go there and talk to my grandmother for a short moment.
It is my peaceful moment for me when I enter this room.
A： Thank you.
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