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Hello.

B: Hello.

A: Please sit down.

Thank you.

A: Please tell us your name.

My name is ….

A: Where do are you from?

I’m from Kashiwa city in Chiba prefecture.


A: Welcome from Chiba.

(笑顔を返しただけ、何か言うべきだった

A: Now, I’m going to ask you some questions. Please relax.

Yes.

A: Why do Japanese take shoes off before entering a house?

Because, it’s comfortable.

A: Isn’t it troublesome to take your shoes off before entering the house?
(靴のひもをほどいて脱ぐジェスチャーをする)

No, I don’t think it’s troublesome. We are used to it.

A: But why?

I think it may be due to the style of a Japanese house. There are tatami rooms and corridors in the Japanese house.

A: Why?(けげんそうな顔をしている)

Japanese are conscious of keeping their house clean.
(日本の家では床に座ることを言えばよかったと思う)

A: I understand. It’ll be easy to clean your house. How does NHK run their company?

They collect money from their audience.

A: Do all of you pay reception fee?

No, some people refuse to pay it. It is acceptable.

A: Why can they do that?

They say they don’t watch NHK programs and refuse to pay it.

A: Don’t you know about the problem concerning NHK?

(すこしぽかんとする)

(BとCは何も言わないが、分からないのかというような感じで溜め息まじりの様子)

I’m sorry. I can’t understand your question.

A: Don’t you know about the problem concerning NHK?

I heard that the president of the NHK used their income for other purposes
(実は良く知らない)

A: It’s a bad thing. What is wagashi?

It means Japanese sweets such as manju. Manju are buns stuffed with sweetened bean paste.

A: Isn’t there a candy? Sticky and long ….(ジェスチャーをして)

Yes, there is such a kind of wagashi.
(なぜか金平糖が頭に浮かんだ。後で考えると羊羹だったが)

A: How much is wagashi?

It depends …. For example, a sweet bun is one hundred yen.

A: Where can I buy wagashi?

You can buy it at wagashi sections in supermarkets or department stores.

A: How does wagashi taste?

It’s sweet. Most wagashi is made of sweet bean paste.

A: OK. That’s it. Thank you.

Thank you very much.


 
 
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