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BFPlease tell us your name.
My name is .........
B:And please tell us where you are from.
I'm from ......., ...... city.
A:Now I'll ask you few questions.
Are you ready?

Yes!
Suppose I'm a foreign tourist, and I don't know anything about Japan. Please answer my questions as a professional tour guide.
All right.
A:Apart from cherry blossoms, what flowers are popular in Japan?
In Japan camellia is very popular.
A/B:Uh-huh
Camellia is beautiful, and the color of flowers are red.
So you can find them easily.
And it is also used in Ikebana, the Japanese art of arranging cut flowers often.
A:What's the difference between cherry blossoms and camellia?
The size of the flower is different.
A:Which is bigger?
Camellia is bigger. And the color of the flower is also different. The color of cherry blossom is pink but the color of camellia is more like red.
A:Do people also have a picnic under a camellia tree?
No, they donft. They only enjoy viewing.
People enjoy cherry blossom viewing, because cherry blossoms are really beautiful. And they bloom only for a short time. So Japanese people don't want to miss it!
A:How long do they bloom?
It lasts only a week.
A:Oh, such a short time?
Yes.
And in Japan the school year, or financial year starts in April and that's the time when cherry blossom are in full bloom. So people enjoy cherry blossom viewing in this cheerful mood. It's a really good occasion for them.
A:When is the season of camellia?
They are blooming now, so it must be December.
A:OK, next question.
When did the Japanese people start wearing western clothes?

The Japanese people have started wearing western clothes just after the Meiji Restoration.
A:Why just after the Meiji Restoration?
It's because Japan had been isolated for more than 200 years. So before the Meiji Restoration, people didn't know much about western clothes or western things.
And after the Meiji Restoration, people have adapted foreign culture or foreign things. And they have started wearing western clothes.
A:Was that because they thought it was elegant?
Yes, and they were also convenient for them to move around.
A:Does it related to modernization?
Yes, I believe so.
A:OK. Next question. Question number three.
Where can I see shopping complex?

I recommend Tokyo.
Because in Tokyo a lot of shopping complex are constructing these days.
And at those shopping complex you can enjoy shopping or having good dinners.
A:Are the shopping complex increasing thorough out Japan?
Or just in Tokyo?

Uh, shopping complexes are increasing through out Japan.
But especially in Tokyo.
Because there are a lot of people.
A:How is Tokyo's population like?
I think tens of millions people are living in Tokyo.
A:Tens of millions.
Yes, I believe..
A:OK, that's all. The interview has finished.
Thank you very much.
I've heard that I'm the last person.
A:Yes, you are!
You must be tired.

A:Thank you for waiting for a long time.
No problem.
Thank you very much!!
A:Good bye!
Good bye!
A:Have a nice day.
Thank you!

 

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