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Good morning.

B,C: Good morning.

May I have a seat?

B: Yes, please.(右の椅子に着席)

B: Why did you sit down that chair?

Is it a seat for me?(左の椅子を指して)

B: It's OK.

This is closer to the center. I move here.(左の椅子へ移動)

B: Please tell us your name.

My name is XY +++.

What does "XY" mean?

Pardon?

B: What does the Chinese character "XY" mean?

"X" Chinese character means "beautiful". "Y" means "incent".

B: "incense". You should say noun.

Yes, incense, beautiful incense. My parents picked up a big name for me.

B: Where do you live?

I live in ....

C: Good place.

Yes. It's a residential area, and quiet. Also, it's convenient.

C: It's close to ....

You know well.

C: How long have you lived there?

I moved there in 1995, so I've lived there for eight years.

C: Now I'll ask you a question. Is it true that recently Japanese people don't reserve nature?

It was true that in the past Japanese people did not preserve nature, but recently ...

C: No, I mean "reserve nature".

I'm sorry ... I'm a little nervous. Yes, it's true that recently Japanese people are more frank and express our opinions freely. In the past, modesty was held in high regard. But this is changing. I think this is a good change.

C: Do you think when this change occurred?

I think, in 1980s, during so called bubble economy period. In the past,Japanese people were busy for catching up with the US or other Western countries. But thanks to our parents and grand parents' efforts, we established a good nation, I believe. Then Japanese people had room for considering other things. Then we changed to express our opinions freely.

C: In summer, several sports events were held. Do you think getting medals values for a nation?(質問の文は、はっきり覚えていませんが、このような内容だったと思います)

You mean for a whole nation, or each player?

C: for a nation.

I don't think it values for a whole nation. In the previous Olympic, Naoko Takahashi got a meal in women's marathon.

C: Yes, the gold medal.

Yes, that was an exceptional case. But in most cases, it's not special for a nation. Recently, Suetsugu got a silver medal. As a Japanese, of course,I was happy, but just happy. It values for each athlete. Otherwise, it becomes a big burden for an athlete.

C: OK. We've run out of time.

It's short!

C: Yes, it's very short. Thank you very much.

Thank you very much.

 

 
 
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