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Good morning.

A: Good morning.

C: Please have a seat.

Thank you.

C: What is your name and where are you from?

I'm from ......, Setagaya ward.

A: How are you?

I'm fine, thank you.

A: Good. I have three questions for you.
First, why do Japanese people smile even in difficult situations?

It's a very good question.(予想していなかった質問)
Japanese people value harmony. We hate to disrupt harmony, so we somehow try to avoid conflict with the counterpart.

A: Even in difficult situations?

Yes, even in difficult situations.

A: More women work these days. What do you think about that?

I think this is a very good trend.

A: Why?

Because in Western countries, many women actively participate in society and in work already. In Japan also many women are competent, and under the current situations of the declining birth rate and aging population we need women's contribution to work.

A: Same thing happening in your company?

Yes.

A: What is zabuton?

Zabuton is a floor cushion. It works like a sofa in Western furniture. You can be relaxed on it.

A: You sit on them?

Yes.

A: Every house has zabuton?

Yes, every house has zabuton.

A: Is it used on tatami and carpet?

Normally it's used on tatami. Tatami itself is a mat, but rather stiff, so we use zabuton. Especially when we have guests, we offer them to make them comfortable.

A: That's all the questions I have. Thank you for coming.

You are welcome.

A: Have a nice day.

Thank you.


 
 
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