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A:B:C: Hello.

Hello.

A: Have a seat.

B:どうぞおかけ下さい。

Thank you.

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)
Especially after the bursting of so-called the“bubble economy”, many people were dismissed, so sometimes the job which used to be previously done by two people must be done by one people.(3人ともにっこりうなずく)Also, at the office, you can’t leave before your boss leave.

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?

A: Yes.

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 Japanese festival.
Salesclerks of certain stores, like Yodobashi-Camera wear it at a special sale to promote sales. People wear “hachimaki” when they must accomplish something, as a sign of their determination .

A: Back to the question about “salary man”. Do they spend enough time with their family?
No, I do not think so.
They spend most of their own time at work with their colleagues. So usually they come home late and don’t have enough time to communicate with their family. I think the lack of communication with their children is one of the reasons why the increasing number of crimes is committed by young people. And the divorce rate is also increasing as a result of the lack of communication.

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.

A: What do you think of many people studying English?

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。)

(A,B,Cが私を見てsuper smileを見せた)

That’s all!

B: Yes. Thank you.

(立ち上がりながら)Thank you for your time.

B:おつかれさまでした。

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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