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A:B: Good morning.

Good morning.

B: Please sit down.

Thank you.

B: Please tell us your name and where you are from.

My name is ›››, I came from ›››.

B: Now, I will ask you some questions. Why do you think Japanese people like to associate with other people?

I think it's because Japanese like to be in a group with other people, and do not like to be in solitude.

B: What do you think about recent topics about the revision of Imperial House Law? It is going to introduce empress as the head of state.

I read it many times in newspapers. I think it is good, from the point of gender-equality view, and we can find some examples in Japanese history and in foreign countries, such as history in the United Kingdom or Holland.

B: What do you think about space travel?

Human beings are curios by nature, therefore it may look an interesting challenge for us. In fact Russia is trying it on commercial basis. But it costs us a lot of money, so it would be very difficult for ordinary people to experience it.

A: What do you think about the wedding of the royal family?

I think it is very good, because a marriage between the Imperial family member and a commoner helps
Japanese people to understand the Imperial house better. Japan had a good precedent when present empress Michiko married the crown prince more than 40years ago. Not only for the commoner concerned, but also whole Japanese society, the wedding is a very good news.

A: Please tell me why do Japanese people take off their shoes when they enter a house?

There are two reasons. One is that Japanese people like to take off their shoes whenever they feel relaxed, for example, at home, on a train, and even on an airplane. Another reason is that Japanese people like to keep their house clean by not bringing dust or soil from the outside. Then shoes are removed before people step into the living quarters.

A: What is Japanese "obi "?

It is a broad sash for Kimono. It is tied in the back to fasten a Kimono.

A: Are there many types of tying?

Yes, there are. Obi for men and women differ in length, width, and material.




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