C: Hello, please put your bag and coat on that chair.
B: Hello. What is your name?
My name is ….
B: Where are you from?
I am from ….
C: How long does it take to come here from there?
About an hour and a half by train.
B: I am going to ask you about a Japanese superstition. Many people hide their thumbs when they see a funeral. Why? (親指を隠す身振り)
That is because many people believe that if they don’t do that, their parents would die early.
B: Could you give me another superstition regarding funerals?
Well, this may not be closely related to funerals, but seeing a black cat crossing the street is regarded as an evil omen.
B: OK. What is your opinion about the import of US beef?
I’m afraid I cannot support the resumption of the US beef import, because I heard that the US infection test is aimed at grasping the extent of the infection, not the removal of infected animals from the distribution pipeline. So, from the standpoint of a consumer, I cannot support the move.
B: What is geta?
Geta is a pair of traditional Japanese wooden clogs consisting of wooden soles raised from the ground by two wooden supports, and there is a V-shaped thong to allow the wearer to grip the strip of the geta.
B: OK. Well, thank you, Ms ….
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