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B:Please tell us your name and where you live.

I am Tsuneo Ogawa. I live in Tochigi City, Tochigi Prefecture. It's about 80 kilometers north of Tokyo.

B:What does "ogawa" mean in English?

It means a little river.

B:A little river? A little river?

Yes, yes.

(試験官Bは、"a small river"に言い換えてもらいたかったに違いないが、"yes, yes"で押し切ってしまった。"a brook"とか"a creek"という単語は知っていたが、その場で出てこなかった。)

A:They say it's the "Super Ice Age" for job-seekers at present. Do you agree with this?

I quite agree. A lot of Japanese companies have shifted their production facilities to China and South Asian countries, because in those countries the labor cost is very low. In rural areas in China, it is said that the labor cost is one-thirtieth of that in Japan.

A:Please tell me about "higan".

They are the vernal equinox day and the autumnal equinox day. On these days, people visit their ancestors' graves to console them.

A:Violent crimes by youths are increasing these days. What can we do to prevent these crimes?

I think schools should put moral education before other subjects. They should teach children the importance of human life and how to become good citizens.

A:Isn't there any problem with the education they receive at home?

Yes, home education is closely related to the current heinous juvenile delinquency.

A:I see. Thank you for coming.

Thank you very much.

 

 
 
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