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Hello.

A, C: Hello.

C: Please sit down.

Thank you.

C: Please tell us your name and your address.

My name is ..... I'm from ......, Koto ward.

A: Now, I'm going to ask you a few questions.

Yes.

A: Please relax. It will take only about 5 minutes.

Ok.

A: Massage and aroma therapy are popular nowadays. What do you think about this?

Well, many people are busy for work and they're under a lot of stress. There are many massage places in Tokyo.(ちょっと詰まる)People just like having massage.Not only massage places but places such as karaoke and drinking places are also popular among workers.

A: What about aroma therapy?

Oh, it's also good. It's got a soothing effect. I have some oil at home, and I really like it.

A: So, it's really effective for you.

Yes, it is.
(答えている間Cはニコニコしてうなずく)

A: Ok, what do you think about teaching English at elementary school?

I think it's really a good idea. It's good and easy for them to learn English at their early age. When I was four I started to learn English. My mother sent me to an English conversation school and I actually enjoyed it.

A: What did you learn at the age of four? Did you sing or ....?

Yes, I sang songs, and I started to learn from "an apple," "an orange," "a banana," ...easy words. I really enjoyed it.

C:(歯を見せてニコニコと笑う。うなずく。)

A: Ok, next. Please explain "ema." "Ema," right?

C: Yes, "ema."

Yes, ema is a wooden picture tablet. When one makes a wish, or when the wish has been answered, people go to a shrine or temple to buy a wooden tablet.

A:(「それは神社などでつながってぶら下がっているものか?」)

(もしかしておみくじのことを言っているのかと思ったが)Yes, it's a wooden tablet. When students want to pass the entrance exam for a college, they go to shrine and buy the tablet and pray for the god.

A: How much is it?

It's under 1000 yen. It's about 500 yen to 1000 yen.

A: Is it related to Shinto or Buddhism?(このような意味の質問)

It's coming from Shinto.

A: Ok. Thank you very much. Have a good afternoon.

Thank you very much. You, too.

 
 
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