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B : Good morning.

Good morning.

B : Please have a seat.

Thank you.

B : Please tell us your name.

My name is ...

B : Where do you live?

I live in Yokohama.

A : Yokohama? It's a beautiful place, isn't it? I wish I could live there some day. Now, I'm going to ask you some questions. So please tell me what you think.

Yes.

A : Could you give me some reasons for the longevity of Japanese people?

I think one reason is our food. Japanese food is healthy because it has low calories. Another reason is that we eat three meals a day.
Japanese people do not like grazing. We do not eat while standing. I think this helps to keep them healthier.

A : Now, I'm going to ask you a different question. Why ...?
(内容がよく理解できなかった。)

Could you repeat the question please?

A : Sure.
(中年の人々の間でウォーキングが流行している理由を聞いているのだと思った。)

Walking keeps them healthier. Also, through walking, people can make friends with each other outside the company, and it makes their life enjoyable, especially after they retire.
(深くうなづく。)

A : Now, this is the last question. Could you explain what "ohigan" is?

Higan is the week centering around the Vernal Equinox Day, and the week centering around the Autumnal Equinox Day. During this time, Buddhist temples hold special services and people pay their respects at their ancestors' graves. People light lanterns to entertain the souls of the dead.
(緊張のあまり、後半は「お盆」の説明をしてしまった。)

A : Do you know the exact date?

It's around the Vernal Equinox Day and the Autumnal Equinox Day.
(3月20日と9月23日と答えるべきだったか?)

A : Thank you. We appreciate your coming today.

Thank you.

B : Thank you.

 
 
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