B : Hello. Please put your bag on that chair and please sit down.
Please tell us your name and where you are from.
My name is ... and I'm from Musashino City.
A : Good afternoon.
A : So you are from Musashino City. What is Musashino City famous for?
Actually, Musashino City is a "bed town", and isn't famous for much.
Why did you decide to live there?
I got married two years ago, and I wanted to live near my parents-in-law.
A : Are you originally from Tokyo?
No, I was born in Saitama, but due to my father's job transfer, I've lived in the United States and Germany.
A : Did you like Germany?
Yes, I did. I didn't think I would at first, because I had a very dark image of Germany. But in fact the atmosphere was nice and the people were very warm, despite the large Japanese population in Dusseldorf, which is where I lived.
A : Good. Now, we will ask you a few questions. Many Japanese people take qualification tests, such as English, skiing, and the one you are taking today. Why is that?
I think it is because it's regarded as very important to get into prestigious universities and good companies. In order to do so, many people try to achieve various certificates. It is difficult to show your special abilities in written exams and interviews, so people show their qualities by acquiring certificates.
A : Next question. What do you think is the recent "health trend" in Japan?
I think many people are trying to stay fit by working out at sports clubs.
There are many sports clubs around my neighborhood, and they seem to be doing
good business because they are always packed with people. Since many people are
busy working and don't have much time to go out to play some sport or go hiking
or something like that. I think many people choose to go to sports clubs. Also,
people take care of what they eat, so they are healthy both from the inside and
A : Do you go to sports clubs?
Yes, I do.
A : How often?
I go about three or four times a week.
A : Wow, I feel guilty ... Well, that will be all. Thank you for coming, and have a safe trip home.
That felt really short!
Thank you very much for having me here.
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