B : Good morning.
A, B, C : Good morning.
B : Please put your bag on the chair and have a seat.
B : Please tell my your name and where you come from.
My name is ... and I am from Yokohama City, Kanagawa Prefecture.
A : I will ask you some questions, so please give me your answers.
A : Why do Japanese people live long?
I think it is because of our diet. We eat low-calorie food, and high-protein food such as seafood. We also eat lots of vegetables.
A : Do you think the diet is changing?
Yes, unfortunately it is changing. The younger generation tend to eat more fatty foods.
A : So it's not healthy?
No, I don't think so.
A : So you think the reason is the diet.
Yes, I think so.
A : What do you think about the walking boom among middle-aged and elderly people?
I think it's very good. I would like to recommend it to young people, too. I also like walking but I prefer to go on trips and enjoy walking in scenic places rather than walk around our neighborhood.
A : Are there good places for walking in Tokyo or Yokohama?
Yes, there are many good places for walking, for example, I live in a rural area so my neighborhood is good for walking. But it's a hilly area, so there are many ups and downs. The downs are not hard but the ups are hard.
A : That's right.
A : Please tell me what "higan" is.
Higan is when we pay respect to our family graves. We make "ohagi",
which is a sticky ball covered with sweetened bean-paste, and offer them to our
They are delicious.
We go to our family grave and clean the gravestone, decorate it with flowers, and pray for the spirits.
A : How long is the "higan" period?
"Higan" is in spring and around this time. It's about three days long.
A : Three days?
"Higan" is a week-long period, but most people go to their family graves during three days.
A : I've finished the questions which we prepared.
A : Thank you very much and have a good afternoon.
Thank you very much. You too.
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