A: Hello. Please put your bag there and sit down.
A: Please tell me your name and where you are from.
My name is …, and I live in …, Yokohama.
(I am from 〜と答えるべきだったと思ったが仕方がない、と気を取り直す。)
B：I will ask you some questions.
B: There are an increasing number of public places that are non-smoking in Japan these days. What do you think of this trend?
Nowadays, in almost all public places in Japan, it is forbidden to smoke. I think it is natural and inevitable, and I hope this trend will continue. However, the rights of smokers should also be respected. The important thing is to separate the sections for non-smokers and smokers. That is my opinion.
B: I’ve heard about “wagashi”, but I have no idea. Could you explain it?
“Wagashi” is a Japanese sweet. The shapes of some “wagashi” vary according to the season. For example, in spring, some “wagashi” come in the shape of a cherry blossom, and in autumn, the shape of a maple leaf. Also, there are other kinds of “wagashi”, which are made from rice cakes and red sweet bean paste.
B: What do you recommend that I take home?
“Mochi”, a rice cake. However, since you cannot keep “mochi” very fresh for a long time, I would recommend “Higashi”, the dried one made from sugar and some kind of flour. Small ones, in the shape of flowers and leaves, contained in a small box, are very beautiful, and I recommend that you take some home for your family.
B: Thank you. That’s all.
Thank you and good bye.
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