A： Have a seat.
B： What’s your name?
My name is ooooo.
B： Where are you from?
Originally, I’m from Yokohama, but now I live in oooooooo, Tokyo.
A： Why do “salary man” or Japanese office workers work so long?
I think it’s because of the working environment in Japan. Japanese tend
to work hard and long.（Bにっこり）
A： About the “bubble economy”, do you think it will be like that again?
I don’t think so, for the economy is getting better now. Exports to Asian countries have been increasing , NIKKEI AVERAGE stock price is also increasing up to near fifteen thousand yen. So I think the Japanese economy is getting better.（Bが納得して笑顔でうなずく）
A： What do Japanese think about the holidays of other countries?（ のようなこと
You mean, like Christmas?
For Japanese, Christmas is a commercial thing. Like a big sale at a department store. As a matter of fact, I teach English to children, but they don’t know the real meaning of Christmas. （3人ともsmile） So I think we should teach them the real meaning of foreign holidays as well as foreign languages, so that they csn understand foreign cultures and people better.
A： What is “hachimaki”?
“Hachimaki” is a headband （ジェスチャアを入れる）People wear it at “matusri”, or
A： Back to the question about “salary man”. Do they spend enough time
with their family?
A： What do you think of young people using “keitai”?
I don’t think it’s a problem. Mobile phone is a useful tool. Not only
young people have it, but older generations have it, now. I also have
it. （自分のバッグを示す）As long as they don’t bother people around them in using
keitai, it is all right.
I think it is nice. With speaking English, we can communicate with people around the world, and know each other. English is an international language, so not only with native speakers, but also with non-native speakers, we can communicate. In fact, when I lived in Thailand, I spoke English with my friends to get to know each other.
A： （Bを見て）Do you have any question?（AがCを見るとCは微笑んでいた。）
B： Yes. Thank you.
（立ち上がりながら）Thank you for your time.
ありがとうございます。（ドアに手をかけ） Good bye!
A： B： C： Good bye.
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