A： Good morning. We will have several questions to ask you. He has some, so please answer them .
この時、控え室のお姉さんが私の名前をまったく間違えていたのでそのまま記録されているのではないかと思い、Let me introduce myself,
My name is ,,,といいしっかり確認してください というつもりで
A： Please tell me your address.
A; How long did it take you to come here?
I came here by train. I exchanged at Ochanomizu.（お茶の水で両替してしまった・・・？ポカミス）
B： Please give me your opinion about the questions I will give you now. Why do you think Japanese people enjoy holidays that are originally from the US?
B： Christmas holidays and Thanksgiving.
Oh, Christmas. After World War II, Japanese people were so depressed, and they first got to know Christmas things, such as Santa Claus, the Christmas trees, and Christmas illuminations. They are so beautiful and fantastic for the Japanese who were defeated in the war. So they were so happy to see them. I saw Thanksgiving day for the first time in the movie E.T. The children wore costumes of devils and witches. They were so enjoyable for the poor Japanese. And now they are already Japanese things. But now they are commercialized by confectionary companies. They are selling candies and turkeys.
B： Why do you think Japanese people learn English so enthusiastically?
After World War II,
Japanese wanted to know about foreign countries by communicating with foreign people. So they tried hard to learn English, but Japanese education focuses on grammar and reading, and doesn’t teach practical English. (Bは、ここでうんうんとうなずいた) So, we learn English by watching movies, TV, and going to English conversation schools.
B. How long have you studied English?
For almost twenty years.
B： Oh, your English is not so bad.
By the way, what is rotenburo?
Oh, hot springs. We have many outside hot springs near here. There are many famous hot springs in Hakone. The balance between the hot water you bathe in and the cool air outside is so pleasant and fantastic.
B： Hakone? I don’t know the place. Where is it?
Oh you can go there from Shinjuku, and it takes about 2 hours so it’s not so far.
B： Oh, I will try to go there. Can I wear a swimsuit to enter a rotenburo?
Oh, no, be naked.
B： I am afraid men and women have to bathe together?
No, they are separated.
B： Thank you. That’s all.
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