C: Please take a seat.
C: What is your name?
My name is ......
C: Where do you live?
I live in ...., which is 10 minutes away from Shinjuku on the Oedo Line.
B: Thank you for coming today on this horrible rainy day.
I'm happy to be here.
B: Okay, now I'm going to ask you a couple of questions and time will pass very quickly. So...please relax and answer my questions.
B: Why do Japanese like taking tests?（私がよく分からなそうな顔をしたのか）Like this one.（笑）
I think it's because many Japanese want something that proves their abilities. They feel more confident if they have a certificate because it gives them a sense of formality, I mean,....
B: Do you like them? Obviously. You're here now...（みんなで笑う）
Yes, the fact that I'm here obviously says something.（「でもこれは違うんです！ガイドになりたいんです！！」と言えば良かったとあとで大反省。これはひっかけ問題でしょう。）
B: Do you think they're important?
Well, not because I value them, but because the public think....
I mean, it's how I got into college with Eiken and TOEFL...（これは通じてない可能性大）
B: Okay, the next question is about pop culture.（「分かるでしょー」と言いたそうな顔をしてニヤニヤ笑うので一応笑い返す）
B: Lately, there are cell phones with cameras on them. What do you think about them?
Well, Japanese people love taking pictures so I think this was a smart move on the cell phone companies' part. However, the lack of privacy makes me uncomfortable. The companies added the sound of a shutter to the camera so you know when somebody's taking a picture. But that's not enough... and the posture of sending a mail（ジェスチャー）and the one when you're taking a picture is the same（ジェスチャー）. So it's hard to tell.（まとまらないので何か言ってくれそうなことをはさむ）I don't have a cell phone. So....
B: （期待に応えてくれて）You must be the last person in Japan!!（笑）
I'm sure I am.
B: Why don't you have one?（明らかにテストのことは無視して）
It's kind of like a ....leash.（Bはうなづく）I'll have to get one when I start working, but as for now.... My friends hate it, though. They can never find me.（笑）
B: I have some friends who don't have a cell phone. They say it gives them a sense of freedom.
Is it different?
B: Well, it makes it hard to contact them sometimes.（私：うなづく）You know what you could do is get a cell phone and just don't tell your number to a lot of people....
That's a good idea.
B: That's just a little piece of advice.（我に戻って）Well, we're running out of time. So here's the last question.
B: What is zabuton?
A zabuton is a mat that the Japanese sit on when they sit on the ground, on a tatami. We use this because the Japanese tuck their feet in（ジェスチャーするが多分机で見えていない）instead of crossing their legs. So the zabuton acts as a buffer between the ground and your feet.
B: Relief for your bony legs. It's painful, isn't it?
The zabuton makes it better.
B:（笑って）The zabuton makes it better.... Okay then. That's all the time we have today.
Okay. Thank you.（出ようとするが、ドアの開け方が分からずとまどっていたら。。。）
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