A, B, C： good morning
May I put this here?
C： First, May I have your name and where do you live?
I live in Fujisawa city, Kanagawa prefecture.
A： I'll give you a few simple questions.
First, why do Japanese people often study English and try to get English
Ah, it's a tough question.
I think...with the prolonged recession in Japan, we feel anxious about
our future. We are now facing bunkruptcy and restructuring of our company.
So we want some titles or requirements to... survive.
A： Do companies emphasize the employee's English ability?
Yes. As for me, our company put much emphasis on our English ability.
We have to take TOEIC test every year.
This is used to test the employee's eligibility to go up the organizational
ladder of the company.
A： Next question. What do you think about the Japanese professional baseball
A： The Japanese professional baseball strike(strikeにストレス).
I was very sorry for this because I'm a fan of the Japanese professional
baseball, especially the Hanshin Tigers.（３人、なぜか笑う）
Some officials of the Japanese professional baseball organaization tried
to make two leagues into one. But I think one baseball league will decrease
the number of the professional baseball players and it will lower the
level of the Japanese professional baseball after all.
So considering the current situation, baseball strike can't be avoided.
A： What is "Sento?"
Ah, Sento is a neighborhood bathhouse (Cがへーっという顔をする）open to the public
for a fee. According to sex, it is divided into two parts, equipped with
a dressing room and a large bath tub.
A： How much does it cost?
Uhm, about 300 yen.
A： Is sento still popular?
Ah, we don't see it very often any more.
But...Although decreasing in number, it is still popular especially among
older age groups.
A： Oh, I see. Thank you.
C： That's all. Thank you.