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B: Hello.
Hello.
B: Please sit down.
Thank you.

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

My name is ...... I live in ......

A: Your name is "Hideki". ゆっくり確認するように。
I'm going to ask you ..... と目を机上の書類にうつしていた。
I've noticed that in Japan people like "cute" things and try to appear "cute", whereas in western country young women try to be more matured and sexy. Why do you think Japanese women including young girls try to be
"cute"?

I think your notion is very interesting, but I don't know why they try to be cute. I've heard in America female TV caster tend to be high-tone.
Probably they think to be "cute" is more appealing to men.

A: What about cute "items" such as Micky Mouse key chains or small items they have. Why do you think they keep those cute goods?

As a part of marketing, they try to sell those items since they sell good.

A: OK. Next question is about "Itadakimasu and Gochiso-sama." What do they mean?

Itadakimasu is the word we say before the meal to thank the cook and probably farmers and for the meal. And "Gochisosama" is also thank the God and cook for the food.

A: So you mean "Gochisosama" is for "thanking the meal to "God". (このあたりは自分で何を言っているのかがわからなくなってきている。)

I think those words are what we were told from parents and we don't really think of the meaning. I think in Christmas society they also thank the food they have for the day, and they say in the same way.

A: OK. Next question is about "sento".
Please tell me about "What sento is".

Sento is a public bath house. After World war II, more houses are equipped with bathrooms, so, not many sento is seen these days. In sento, there are two separate rooms. One is for men, the other is for women. In the room they take off their clothes. There is a big bath tub in the Sento. you can enjoy and relax in the hot big bathtub. People enjoy talking with their neighbors at "sento", too.

A: How much is the price?

As a matter of fact, I've never been to sento, public bath house and i paid 200 or 300 yen. But local people pay less than 200 yen.

A: So prices are reasonable. Thank you. That's all. Thank you. Nice meeting you.



 
 
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