B: Please have a seat.
B: Please give us your full name.
My name is ....
B: Where are you from?
I'm from .... Nagano prefecture.
B: Which city?
B: Where is that located?
It's in the south part of Nagano prefecture.
B: How did you come here?
I took a bus. It takes about three and a half hours.
B: Did you come all the way from you city to Tokyo today?
No, I came to Tokyo yesterday and I stayed overnight at my friend's place.
A: O.K. Let me ask you some questions.
Why do the Japanese more like to get massages or aromatherapy than other countries?
Well, the reason I think is the Japanese relatively overwork and they are exhausted, so they go to get massages or aromatherapy more than other countries. It's similiar to taking a bath.
A: Is it expensive to get massages in Japan?
It depends on the place you get massages. The place I usually go to costs about 3,000 yen for two hours.
A: Wow, it's cheaper than Tokyo!
Yes, much cheaper because our city is rual, you know.
Next question. Do you think it's too soon for children to start the English
education in elementary schools?
Well, I agree with the idea because in Japanese education, they emphasize on
reading and writing rather than speaking and listening, so children should start
learning English in elementary school.
B: When did you start your English education?
When I was in junior high school, I went to English school to catch up.
B: Are there many foreigners in your city?
There are many people from Asian countries and Brazil. I don't have much chance to speak English.
B: Then why do you want to be a tour guide?
Well, I've lived in Los Angeles for three years to study communication in college.
I just came back to Japan last year. Many of my classmates from other countries
asked me about Japan and Japanese culture, but I couldn't give them proper answers.
I felt ashamed.
A: The last question. Could you explain "ema"（絵馬）?
Sure. It's a kind of lucky charm. People who have wishes write down their wishes on ema at shrines. People believe that their dreams will come true.
A: O.K. Thank you very much.
Thank you for taking your time for us today.
A: Have a good afternoon.
Thank you. You too.
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