B : Good afternoon.
B : Please put your bag on this chair.
B : Please sit down.
B : Please tell us your name and where you are from.
My name is .... I'm from Kamata, in the south-east part of Tokyo. I have lived there since I was born.
B : Please relax.
A : Did you say you are from Kamata?
Yes, Kamata, Ohta Ward.
A : How long did it take you to get here today?
It took about one hour by train.
A : Are there any famous places around Kamata?
There isn't any sight-seeing spot around Kamata Station, but it is a commercial area so there are a lot of nice restaurants and shopping areas around Kamata Station. And there is a large temple called Honmonji Temple near my house. It has the oldest wooden structure in Tokyo, and you can enjoy beautiful cherry blossoms in and around the precincts in spring.
A : When do cherry blossoms bloom?
They usually bloom in early April.
A : Speaking of cherry blossoms, there is a special event called "hanami". What's "hanami"?
Hanami is a party, a cherry blossom viewing party. We hold the party usually with business acquaintances, customers, and families under the cherry trees. It is held during the day, and also at night. It sometimes gets quite lively.
A : Why do Japanese people like cherry blossoms?
I think it is because there are a lot of cherry trees in Japan, and they are simply very beautiful. And we like cherry blossoms because they bloom just after the severe and cold winter. So we enjoy cherry blossoms very much.
A : Now, I'll ask the next question. Why do many Japanese women dye their hair brown?
I think it is because usually we wear Western clothes, and many women think brown hair fits Western clothes better. This is because Western people often have brown hair and light-colored eyes. Japanese women want to copy it. Actually, I dyed my hair brown. I originally have very black hair.
A : I'll ask you one more question. It is about football. Why is Beckham so popular in Japan?
I think it's because he has very good looks and he is very cool. Japanese women like him. He is of course very good at playing football. And he loves his wife very much. We like his frank attitude.
You are welcome, and thank you very much.
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