A, B : Good morning.
A : Please take a seat.
A : Could you tell us your name?
Yes, my name is ...
A : Where did you come from?
I came from Tokyo, Shinkoiwa. Do you know Shinkoiwa?
Yes, it's on the east side of Tokyo.
A, B, C : Yes.
A : Now, I'll ask you some questions.
A : Why do Japanese people clap their hands at ceremonies or at the end of parties?
You mean why Japanese people shake their hands at parties?
A : No, why do ...
Japanese people clap their hands to applaud or praise something. For example, Japanese people would listen to a guest speaker, and then clap their hands. This is to praise the speaker.
A : Yes, but why do Japanese clap their hands at a funeral or at a reception?
A : OK, let me ask you another question.
A : What do you think about the walking exercises popular among elderly people?
Do you mean like, climbing a mountain?
A : That's one example.
I think that's a good trend because elderly people tend to stay at home and
do nothing. Also, walking is good exercise. So I think it's good.
B : Could you tell me what "kaiten-zushi" is?
Yes, "kaiten-zushi" literally means "circulating sushi".
Plates of sushi are put on a conveyor belt encircling a service ... serving bar.
A : OK, thank you. Take care, the typhoon is coming.
OK, thank you. Have a nice day!
A : You too.
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