B : Good morning. Please take a seat.
B : Than you for coming.
B : Can I have your name please?
My name is ...
B : Where do you live?
I live in Yokohama City, in Kanagawa Prefecture.
A : So thank you for coming. I will now ask you about some topics.
A : Why do Japanese live a long life?
I think Japanese have nutritious food like vegetarian meals, and we have a
good medical system. I think that's why Japanese live a long life.
A : But how about stress? Do office workers feel more stressed from their work?
Yes, that's true. Office workers fell more stressed because of the recession. The Japanese economy has been under severe conditions for the past ten years, and the number of employees are decreasing. So they feel more stressed.
A : So on one hand they have nutritious food and good medical systems, but on the other hand they feel more stressed. What do you think about this?
I think it should be OK for elderly people. They have already retired.
stress-related diseases. So we might have a big problem in the near future.
A : OK, I will change the topic. What do you think about the increase in the use of electronic dictionaries?
I think it is useful because we can check words quickly. But the problem is
that when the battery is ...
A : All right. Now the next topic and the final question. How would you explain igo to foreign visitors?
Yes, igo is a game of strategy played between two people. Black and white stones
are placed on a board in an attempt to capture the opponent's stones by surrounding
them. The game ends when the board is filled with stones, or the possibilities
of gaining territory are exhausted.
A : Is igo similar to shogi?
No, I don't think so. It looks similar to shogi, but more pieces of stones are used. I'm afraid I don't know the exact rules, but I think it is different.
A : Have you ever played igo?
No, I'm afraid not. But my father-in-law plays it a lot.
And also there is a grading test in igo.
A : Oh, really?
Yes, many people try to get a certificate of their grading in the test.
A : So there are some grand-masters in igo, aren't there?
Yes, I think so.
A : Is it originally from China?
Yes, I think it is originally from China.
A : OK. Well, thank you very much for coming, and this is the end.
Thank you very much. I was nice talking to you.
A : Thank you very much.
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