A,B ： Good morning.（にこにこ）
Good morning. Can I put my bag here?
B ： Yes. Please sit down.
Thank you .
B ： Could you tell us your name and address?
My name is ×××,and I live in Kiryu, Gumma.
OK, I'd like to ask you a question on Japanese culture. It's about taking
A ：It's different from the West. Could you tell me how to take a bath in Japan?
OK, first you fill the bathtub with hot water, then you go in there naked, and wash you body, everything. Then you wash the soap away, and get in the bath tub. I usually sit in the bath tub only for ten seconds, but many people sit there for a long time.
A ： A lot of Westerners take showers, but why do you take baths? Which do you think is better?
Well, it depends. When I'm busy, I prefer taking a shower because it's faster and convenient. When I have time, I prefer to take a bath, but I lack patience so I usually sit in the bath tub only for a short time.
A ： OK, next question. Now there are many "100-yen" shops. Why are they popular?
Well, because they are convenient. because you don't have to calculate the price.If you buy five things, it's 500 yen plus tax, so it's easy to calculate.
And there are some things which are good in quality. For example, cosmetics.
Many high school girls buy cosmetics at 100-yen shops, because they are cheap and good in quality. There are some other expensive, brand-name cosmetics but I think the quality is the same, so I prefer buying them at 100-yen shops.
A ： OK, the next question is about Japanese society. There is a relationship between "senpai" and "kohai". We don't have this relationship, so I don't understand. Could you explain what it is?
Well, "sempai" is ... that's a difficult question.
When you get in a school or company, you are a "sempai". The
A ： So, "sempai" is older?
Yes, usually. But sometimes when an older person enters a school after you, they are still "kohai". "Kohai" respects "sempai", and they usually never call "sempai" by their first name.
A ： Why is that?
Because we respect older and senior people, and want to keep harmony in society.
A ： OK, that's all.
Oh, that's all? Thank you very much.
A, B ： Thank you.
B ： Please go out from that door.
A ： Push!
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