| Good Afternoon.
B: Put your bag on the chair.
B: Please sit down.
B: Did you have any trouble getting here?
No, I've been here once before.
B: How long did it take to come here?
It took about an hour.
B: Can you tell me your name and where you live?
My name is ... and I live in Chofu, Tokyo.
A: Now I'll ask some questions. What did you think about the extremely hot weather this summer?
I think it's related to the abnormal weather we've been having. The abnormal weather caused the hot summer.
A: Do you come up with any solutions to reverse the trend?
I think every person's efforts can be helpful to reduce carbon dioxide.
A: OK. Why do Japanese clap their hands in temples and shrines?
It's a long tradition. I think it's related to religious practices.
A: Why do Japanese people use umbrellas when it isn't raining?
I think they sometimes enjoy carrying umbrellas that suit their clothes.
A: OK. Thank you.
B: What's a "sento"?
It's a public bathhouse. They're decreasing in number but in some areas they're still popular among the people in the neighborhood.
B: Can you tell me the difference between a "sento" and a hot spring?
A hot spring is located in resort areas throughout Japan. A sento is usually located in a town or city. A hot spring is good for your health. I'd recommend foreign tourists to visit hot spring resorts.
B: In a "sento", is tap water used?
Yes, I think so. Tap water can be used.
B: What do you think about commuter trains in Tokyo?
I think companies should increase the use of flextime and telecommuting.
B: Thank you.
A: This is the end of the questions. Thank you.
Thank you very much for interviewing me.