A: Good afternoon.
A: Please take your seat.
B: First, please tell me your full name.
My name is ....
A: Nice suit!
A: Now, I'm going to ask you a few things about Japanese culture. Why is it that Japanese men don't praise their wives?
A: OK. Now, in Japanese elementary schools, children are being taught English. What do you think about it?
I think it's a good idea, but I think more native English speakers should be used as teachers because I believe native speakers are more able to teach English.
A: Where did you learn your English?
I used to live in the United States when I was a teenager.
A: Oh, where?
I lived in Georgia for two years, and then I lived in St. Louis, Missouri for four years.
A: St. Louis, Missouri!（笑われた。さらにもう一度）Missouri!
I know, Missouri.
A: Did you like it there?
Yes, I did. I had friends there.
B: So, you said that you think it's good to teach English to elementary school children. But don't you think that even though they learn English at school, they can't brush up their English if they don't have opportunities to use English?
I think so. I think there have to be some extracurricular activities where children can get in contact with foreign children, so that they can brush up their English.
A: When you came back to Japan, did you forget English?
Yes, a lot.
B: When you were in the United States, did you speak in English or Japanese?
In English. There were no Japanese because I lived in Missouri.
A: Now, if you were asked by a foreigner about ohigan, how would you explain it to that person?
（「お彼岸」と「お盆」を間違えて）During ohigan, we perform bon dances for entertaining the
sprints of the dead. We also light special candles to light the way to our home,
so the sprits of the dead will know the way to our home.
B: So the families of the deceased, they perform bon dances?
Not necessarily. Everyone dance ... Everyone dances.
B: Why do they dance?
B: Why do they dance?
B: For whose entertainment?（つっこみながらもにこにこしている）
For entertaining the spirits of the dead.
B: Oh, the spirits of the dead.
A: Ok, I know that's it. Thank you.
Thank you for your time.
A: Thank you. Have a nice afternoon.
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