B: Please tell us your name.
My name is ...
B: Where do you live?
I live in Omori in Ota-ward.
A: Why are massage or aroma therapy so popular in Japan?
That's because Japanese are basically hard working and they work long hours in a day. So, they are under stress and they need massage for relaxation.
A: But why massage? Japan has many other traditional ways to relax such as hot springs.
Because it's easier. I can see lots of "quick massage" that offer 10 to 15 minute massage. Workers can take the service after work or even during the work, they can go out from the office and take the service.
A: Have you ever had a massage? Would you recommend?
Yes, I have stiff shoulders, so...
A: I might need a massge after this interview.
A: Let's move on to the next question. Do you know David Beckam?
David Beckam? The soccer player?
A: Yes. Why is he so popular in Japan?
Because he is hamdsome.
A: There are many other handsome soccer players.
He is like charisma. I have heard that he started to play soccer when he was 3 years old. And he could kick a ball for a long distance when he was 3 years old.
A: Oh, I didn't know that.
And he can play well in a game, so...
A: So are you a fan of Beckam?
Not really. I am not too familiar with soccor.
A: Ok, let's change the subject. Please tell me about tanabata.
Tanabata is the Star Festival whidh is held on July 7th. It is from a legend and ... ah ... the couples ...
A couple is separated by a river called the Mily Way, and they are allowed to meet only once a year on the 7th of July.
A: So is it like a romantic festival?
Yes, it is like a romantic love story.
A: Is it similer to Valentine's day in the West?
Not really. We usually display bamboo and decorate the bamboo with origami paper. And we write our wish on the origami paper and display it on the bamboo.
A: Did you do that in July?
A: Did your wish come true?
A: Not yet?
My wish was to pass this exam.
A: All right. Thank you for coming today.
You are welcome. Thank you very much.
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