B： Thank you for coming. Please have a seat.
B： So, please tell me your name.
B： And tell me where you live.
I live in Gunma.
B： I live in Gunma, too.
A： Now, I'd like to ask you some questions. Are you a sports fan?
Yes, very much.
A： I've heard the popularity of baseball is declining. Other sports such as soccer are becoming popular. Could you explain why?
Baseball was the only popular sport before, but...
other sports are also gaining popularity. The Internet connected the computers in the world,
so we can easily get information about soccer worldwide.
A： There was an earthquake the other day, I felt the tremble myself, but what do you think about the natural disasters that are occurring these days?
I think it's a very sad thing. As I said, I live in Gunma, which is next to Nigata. I also felt the earthquake myself. And some refugees are still suffering from the cold weather and they don't have a place to live. The Japanese government should have done more. This year, big typhoons hit Japan and there was an earthquake in Nigata. It's impossible to predict those disasters, so what we can do is to prepare for them.
A： Lately, I've heard a word which I've never heard before. You can explain it to me. It's "o-mi-ya-ma-i-ri".
"Omiyamairi" is to go to a shrine. When a baby is born, people go to a shrine to pray for a safe delivery. And after the child is born, they go to the shrine to thank God and pray for the baby's sound growth.
A： Thank you. That's it for the interview.
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