B: Please have a seat.
B: Please tell us your name.
My name is .......
B: Where do you live?
I live in ... city but I am originally from Kagoshima Prefecture in Kyushu, the Southern island of Japan.
A: Oh, .... city. I used to live in Kichijoji, next to ...., near the park, quiet and nice place. I was single then, but I got married and moved. The living cost was so expensive.
A: Now, I am going to ask you three tourist questions.
A: Why do Japanese businessmen exchange their name cards when they meet?
A: Thank you. Next question is, what do you think of the increasing crime rate, among young people?
Among young people.... I think this is very serious. Probably this is due to
the change of society. In old days, community served to monitor people. But today,
individualism is prevailing so communities play less role in preventing crimes.（このようなことを言ったが文法ミスだらけ）I
think one possible solution is to set more police boxes stationed by the police.
Another way is probably education. Japanese had a tendency to act in the same
way as other people do without thinking so much about morals and ethics. So schools
need to make young people think more seriously about such things.
A: Do you think there are any differences between cities and rural areas?
I think the problem is more serious in urban areas because growth of individualism
is more conspicuous. In rural areas, people still keep their traditional values.
A: Thank you. Well, I found one Japanese word in a dictionary but I do not know what it means. Will you explain it to me? What is "oironaoshi"?
"Oironaoshi,"..... "Oironaoshi" is changing costumes during
a wedding ceremony.
A: It must be very expensive.
Yes. But Japanese consider wedding as the biggest event in their life so they want to make the wedding ceremony showy and gorgeous.
A: Have you attended Japanese-style wedding ceremonies?
Yes. But most of my friends do not hold wedding ceremonies. They just go to the city office and later hold a small party inviting their friends.
A: Interesting. I am afraid we are running out of time. Thank you for coming.
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