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B : Hello.(笑顔)

Hello.

B : Please sit down.

Thank you.

B : May I have your name, please?

My name is ○○.

B : And where do you live?

I live in ○○, Tokyo.

A : Hello. I am from Canada. (「自分をカナダから来た観光客だと思ってください」という趣旨のことを言われた。)Now I'll ask you questions, but please do not be nervous. OK?

Yes.

A : I've heard that Japanese women live longer than men. Why do you think is that?

There are several reasons for that. First of all,(日本の長寿の理由と間違えてしまい)Japanese food is low in calories and nutritiously well-balanced…(ちらっとA, Bの顔が少し曇ったようにみえ、あっ、女性についてだったと思い出し)And also, compared to Japanese men, who are placed under the pressure because of their jobs, Japanese women tend to be free from stress.(のように答えたと思うが、うろたえてしまい英語はかなりひどかった。)

A : Next question. I've heard that the Japanese tea ceremony is very wonderful. Could you please describe it for me?

Tea ceremony or "cha-no-yu" is the traditional Japanese art and ritual of serving special ground tea. It originated in the monasteries of Zen Buddhism, but today it is regarded as a form of artistic discipline for the cultivation of mental composure and elegant manners.(300選のまま)

A : Oh, sounds interesting. And the last question. I've heard that the number of "freeters" has been increasing in Japan these days. Could you tell me what the "freeter" is and what you think about it?

Well, "freeter" means job-hopping part-timers. Because of the economic recession in Japan, many college graduates cannot get good jobs. I think, in a sense, they are victims of the recession. I do not want such a trend to last longer.(他にも何か言ったかもしれないが、忘れてしまいました。全体としてあがってしまい、声も上擦ってしまって伏し目がちだったので、Aも気の毒そうに)

A : Ok, I see. Thank you very much.

Thank you very much.

 
 
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