B： Please take a seat. What is your name and where are you from?
My name is ○○○. I live in Kawasaki City.
A： Oh, it’s south of Tokyo, isn’t it?
A： Now I’d like to ask you a few questions. Imagine I am a traveler to Japan. I’m curious to know why there are so many bottles of water sold in Japan, even though water in Japan is safe to drink.
People are now health-conscious and believe drinking pet bottled water is good for health.
(plastic bottle と言わずペットボトルと話してしまった)
Even though tap water is safe, bottled water is very popular now.
B： Is bottled water really good for health?
Well, I’m not sure, however some bottled water is very expensive and some people say they are delicious.
B： OK, another question. What is seijin-no-hi?
It’s a day for young people. We celebrate the young people’s growth.
The legal age of adulthood in Japan is 20, so we celebrate young people who have just turned 20.
B： What kind of things do they do?
It depends on the local government. There will be a speech for them and young people will also have a chance to make a speech.
B： Is it an interesting festival for foreigners to see?
Well, I don’t think so. However, many women wear kimonos on this occasion, so it might be interesting to see that. Many people wear formal clothes.
B： When is it held?
It’s held around Jan 15.
B： Well, I might have a chance to see it.
Thank you very much. That’s all.
Thank you very much.