B： Good afternoon. Please sit down.
Good afternoon. Thank you.
B： First, please tell us your name.
My name is ….
B： And where do you live?
I live in … City now.
B+A： Oh, that’s good.
A： OK. I am going to ask you some questions. Why are Japanese neurotic these days?
Excuse me, could you repeat your question?
A： Yes, why are Japanese so neurotic these days?
Sorry, but could you rephrase your question?
A： OK. Why are there so many Japanese who are worried too much about
A： Are they losing their loyalty to their companies, too?
I think the majority of the Japanese employees still keep their loyalty
to their companies, but as the old seniority system is becoming weak,
many people are worried about their future and trying to strengthen their
abilities to be prepared for the new job opportunity in case they lose their jobs. （と余計なこともいってしまったが、AもBもうなづいてくれていた）
Japan's consumption tax rate is now 5%.
Excuse me? （耳が悪いのかと思われはしないかと心配する）
A： What is Rotenburo?
Rotenburo is an open air Onsen or hot spring. As you know, since Japan is a volcanic archipelago, it has a lot of hot spring spots. And some of them are open air. At Rotenburo, you can relax, bathing your body in hot water, and you can enjoy beautiful scenery, too. In this season especially, you can enjoy beautiful Koyo or colored leaves at Onsen in the mountain areas.
A： Do you wear anything there?
No, we don’t wear anything in Onsen.
A： Women and men are separated or mixed? Are there mixed Onsen?
It depends on the place you go to. Some Onsens have a huge bathtub where both men and women share, but mostly they are separated.
A： Thank you. That’s all for the questions.
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