A, B： Good morning.
B： Have a seat.
A： I guess you are a little nervous, so please relax.
Yes, I am. OK I will try.
B： OK, please tell us your name and where you come from.
My name is … and I live in Yokohama.
（come from Yokohama、って言ったほうが良かったのかなぁ。。。）
A： Oh, thank you for coming all the way from Yokohama.
A： OK. Why do many Japanese want to work abroad?
I think that’s because young Japanese in particular want to have more challenging lives, but Japan is a kind of a closed society so, it might be difficult to have new challenges for them in Japan.
A： After they come back, is their experience useful in Japan?
Yes, I think so. Japanese society has become more westernized and there are many foreign companies here, so their experience should be very useful.
A： I see. It’s very interesting to hear that. Well, the next question is, why do so many children have mobile phones these days?
Well, there are some reasons for this, and one is that their parents want their children to have mobile phones because there have been so many crimes in society such as kidnappings and murders. So parents are very worried about what is happening to their children.
A： But, isn’t it too expensive for children to have mobile phones?
Not really. The mobile phones children have are different from what we have. The phones have different features like the navigation system so that parents can find where their children are, but the children cannot make calls from them.
A： Well, what if a child wanted to call his grandmother, can’t he use the phone?
Yes, he can.
There is a limit on the length of use so that the children cannot make calls and talk forever.
A： OK. Well, next questions is…. One day I was in a souvenir shop and the man in the shop kept saying futon, futon. What is a futon?
A futon is a Japanese mattress on which you can sleep at night.
A： Don’t Japanese people sleep on a bed?
A： Where can I buy a futon? Are they expensive?
There are many varieties. If you want a very nice one, it may cost 500 or 1,000 dollars but there are also cheap ones.
If you go to a big supermarket they have cheap ones at around 1,000 yen or 5,000 yen.
A： OK. I guess it’s all for today. Thank you and have a safe trip back
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