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A, B: Hello.

Hello.

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

My name is XXXXX. I live in Saitama city, Saitama prefecture.

A: Thank you for coming today.

You're welcome.(小さな声で)

A: Now I'm going to ask you some questions about Japan. So please answer.

Yes.

A: As a tour guide, where do you recommend for foreign travelers to go in Tokyo to experience Japanese things. This is not their first time to visit
Tokyo. So; they have already visited places like Asakusa, Ginza and such places. Where do you recommend?

I'd recommend Shinjuku. I think Shinjuku is a good place to know Today's Japan as it is. In Shijuku; in the night, a lot of neon signs are glaring.
People working there are from around the country and around the world, such as South Korea, China, and so on.

A: But, other countries also have such a big city. For example, I'm from England, and London also has such a down town. what part of Shinjuku do you think is very Japanese for foreigners. (正確な質問の内容は思い出せないがだいたいこんな内容)

(新宿については前もって考えていたのではじめはラッキーと思って話しはじめたが、確かにちょっと日本的とは言えないかもしれないと思った。ここで違う場所を考えて、話してみようかとちらっと思ったが、そうすると、たどたどしくなって会話の流れが悪くなるのではと思い、ここは新宿で食い下がってみようと思った。)
Of course Japan has many temples and other Japanese things. But, in my opinion, Shinjuku is a city representing Today's Japan. The city is crowded with people. (まだ続けようと思ったがさえぎられて)

A:あなたがいいたいのは「コスモポリタン」なcityだということですね。(というようなことを言われる。)

Yes.

A: And do these foreign people working there have any contact with Japanese people.

Yes. People working there; underground world(自信なげに)、I mean pub, bar, or other entertainment places, have a close contact with Japanese people.(何だか話しがあやしげな話題の方に行ってしまったと後悔)

A: I see. Are something foreign travelers have to be aware of, when they are walking in such places.

(犯罪関連の話題も容易してあったのでうれしかったが顔には出さず)
Yes, Japan is said to be a safe country, but many brutal crimes are committed in Japan these days.

A: Why?

Well,(少し考えて)These days many young people commit violent crimes. I think this is partly due to the Japanese parent's poor upbringing.

A: So you are saying that Japanese parents are not raising their children successfully?

Yes.

A: Well, that's all.

(早く感じたのでびっくりした)That's all?

A: Yes. Thank you for coming and take care.(笑顔で)

Thank you very much.



 
 
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