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B: Take a seat. May we have your name? And where do you live?

Thank you. My name is ... and I live in ... Tokyo.

A: What's the most famous place in your city?

I think it's XXX Park run by Tokyo municipality.

A: Is there a golf course?

Yes. Just near the park.

A: Do you belong to the golf club?

No. It's very expensive. I used to play golf when I was single. But after the marriage, my wife does not want me to play golf for the simple reasons that ...

A: Understandable! Then what kind of sports do you play?

Swimming. I go to a pool run by my city once a week.

A: Let me ask you some questions. First, why do Japanese exchange business cards so often?

To do business, we need a wide variety of information, affiliation, telephone-number, FAX-number, etc. Those information is included in the card. So exchanging the cards is effective way to do business.

A: How many cards do you receive a month?

Less than 10. Since I am working for engineering, the number is not so high. If I am a salesman, I would exchange more.

A: OK! Then, the current Japanese economy is very weak. What do you think about the situation? Will the situation be better soon?

It's a tough question .... The Prime Minister, Junichiro Koizumi, sometimes insisted that there would be no economic growth without structural reform.
And this time, he was elected head of LDP. He will continue the reform.

A: Do you think the economy will recover soon?

I believe in his words, and I hope the economy will be better soon.

A: Next, there are so many customs in Japan. What is the least favorable custom in Japan?

A view from foreign people?

A: No, from you own point of view.

I think it is a custom exchanging gifts at the end of year and in the middle of summer. The Japanese give gifts to superiors, teachers, -- those who gave favors to me.

A: Why is it the least favorable?

Because true heart is not included.

A: Then why do you exchange gifts?

Because other people are doing so.

A: OK. That's it. Thank you for your coming.

Thank you. Nice talking to you all. Good by.
(実際には、書き下したよりも細かいやりとりがあったのだが、再現しきれていない。また、自分の発話も、実際はもっとブロークンな英語であった)

 

 
 
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