C： Hello, Please sit down.
Hello, thank you.
C： Please tell us your name and where you are from.
My name is ---------. I’m from Tokai, Ibaraki Prefecture.
A： I’m going to ask you some questions.
A： Where would you take foreign visitors so that they can experience something Japanese?
I would take the foreign guests to Kyoto. Kyoto has been the site of
the Imperial Court for over 1,200 years. It has many tourist attractions.
For example, Heian-Jingu shrine and Kinkaku-Ji temple.
A： OK. What is something good to eat in Kyoto?
I would recommend foreign guests to try the "yatsuhashi".
A： Hum… It’s new to me.
Is it? "Yatsuhashi" is a Japanese sweet. It’s like a crepe. The shape is triangle and it’s this big
and there are sweet beans inside. It’s covered with cinnamon.
A： What do you think about the decline of the birth rate in Japan?
I’m very concerned about this issue. I know many women who want to have children but can’t. I think we should do something to prevent, I meant, to stop this trend. I think we should create a better environment for women, such as flexible hours, more maternity leave …
A： Hum…How long can you take for maternity leave?
It depends on the company you work for. One of my co-workers has just taken maternity leave and she’ll be back at work in six months.
OK, please tell me what “donburi” is. I don’t know what it is.
Oh, you haven’t tried? "Donburi" is a Japanese dish. There is rice topped with many ingredients such as grilled eel, eggs …
A： Can I try "donburi" at any Japanese restaurant?
No, I don’t think so. Some restaurants specialize in noodles or expensive food….
A： What is your favorite "donburi"?
As I said, I like “unadon”.
Because it’s nutritious and I like teriyaki sauce.
Teriyaki-Sauce is made from sugar, sake and soy sauce.
A： Thank you.
A： Thank you.
Oh, it’s finished? Thank you for taking your time.
Ah, push, it’s heavy.
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