| A,B： Hello.
A： Please sit down.
A： Today we’ll ask you questions about Japan. First of all, where are you from?
I’m from Takaido, Suginami ward, Tokyo.
B： In Setagaya district.
It’s in Suginami ward.
B： Oh, Suginami!
A： Takaido? I don’t know….Is it in Tokyo? I’ve never heard of it.
It’s a big city.
B： What is a meaning of ○○? Your name “○○”?
○○means “○○”, therefore ○○ means horizontal ditch. I think there was a ditch in a field of my family.
B： But there is no vertical ditch.
I think “○○” was added to clarify the meaning.
B： How about your name?
B： ○○ means （….それらしきことを言ってくださった）
Yes, that’s it. Thank you very much.
A： Do you have any oversea experiences?
Yes. I lived in New York for my husband’s study and in London for my husband’s job.
B： He studied in New York?
Yes, he did.
B： Which school?
At New York University for the MBA program.
B： And for his job in London?
A： It’s a nice experience.
Yes it was.
A： We’ll ask a question about Japan.
Earthquakes are almost impossible to predict. Therefore, precaution and prevention are also impossible. Japanese (just) prepare food and water in case of the earthquake.
A： Well, but for example, I’m from New York. I’ve never experienced an earthquake.
You are lucky.
A： And would you tell me how I should prepare?
I would tell you to prepare some water and food such as canned food or cooked rice which don’t require water or heat since after the earthquake, the lifelines cannot be used.
B： For how long?
It sometimes lasts a week.
B： A week.
Yes, we’ll prepare food for a week for the security.
A： OK it’s over.
A： It’s very short. But まだいたかったらいてもいいですよ。
A： Would you stay?
No, thank you.
A： Thank you very much.
Thank you very much for your interviewing me.
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