C： Please put your bag on the seat. Please sit down.
A： How are you?
I’m fine thank you and you?
A： Not so bad.
C： Please tell us your name.
My name is ….
B： Where do you live?
I live in Bunkyo ward, Tokyo.
Are you originally from Tokyo?（違う表現だったかも）
I was born in Niigata prefecture, and came to Tokyo when I was eighteen years old.
A： Which do you prefer?
I prefer Tokyo, because the climate is good in Tokyo. In Niigata, there
are a lot of snow, and it’s so cold in winter. In Tokyo, there are many
shops, and I have many friends here. So I prefer Tokyo.
A： In Japan, why do women clean….while men…?
Could you repeat the sentence?
A： Oh, this is a difficult question. Why do women clean men’s toilet, and why don’t men clean women’s toilet?（トイレを洗うジェスチャーを加えて、ゆっくり話してくれた）
Traditionally, the roles of husbands and wives were separated. The role of husband was to work outside, and the role of wives was to do domestic chores such as washing the laundry and dishes and dishes, and cleaning rooms and toilets. The custom still remains. Therefore women clean men’s toilet.
A： Are the roles changing?
Yes, I think so. Nowadays, a lot of women pursue their careers in the society and work outside. So husbands have to do some of the domestic chores. In my case, however, my husband is very busy and I’m a housewife, I do almost everything.
A： How about other housewives?
Japanese businessmen are very busy. So I think most housewives do everything.
A： What do you think about children playing video games for a long time?
I think it’s not good, because children become less fit when they sit in front of computers to play games for a long time. There are many harmful sites, which children can access very easily. It’s bad for children. In addition, these children lack communicate with their families and friends. They should go out to play instead of playing games.
A： What do you think should be done?
I think parents should not buy game softwares for their children. They
should encourage children to go outside and play with their children.
Doing sports is a good idea.
A： What is Seijin-no-hi?
It means Coming-of-Age Day held on the second Monday of January. On this day, parents and relatives celebrate the coming of age of nation’s young people who have reached the legal age of twenty. Also, they celebrate young people’s independence.
A： How did you celebrate?
I wore kimono and participated in a ceremony held in a hall by the local government. I met my friends from elementary school, junior high school and high school. I went to Niigata to celebrate the day.
A： All right. Thank you.
Thank you for. （出口の所で再び”Thank you” と言う）
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