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B: Good afternoon.
Good afternoon.
B: Please sit down.
Thank you.
B: May I have your name?
My name is ….
B: Where do you live?
I live in …, Tokyo.
B: In Tokyo. OK, are you ready?
I’m a little bit nervous.

(3人とも微笑んでくれる。)

A:(なんといって話し始めたか覚えていませんが、) Smoking versus non-smoking. Which do you support?
I support non-smoking. Because smoking is really bad for health, especially for young people. Some young people think smoking is fashionable, especially young women. When they have children, it will have a bad effect on them. And in Japan there are a lot of vending machines, so it’s easy to get cigarettes.

(ここの内容も良く覚えていないので、こんな感じだったような)

A: In Britain, smoking is banned in every public place, such as streets or pubs. Do you think Japan can do the same thing? (こんな感じの質問。)

I think Japan can do the same thing.

A: In Japan, cigarettes are sold only by the government. Do you think the Japanese government should stop selling cigarettes?

The Japanese government gains a lot of tax revenue from cigarettes. But they should ban smoking in public places, even though lot of smokers are against such restrictions, I think.

A: What do you think about Singapore? There are ash-tray cans everywhere and non-smoking signs on the buildings.

I think it is a really good idea. The Japanese government should take some preventing measures like that.

A: OK. Then, what do you think about Mr. Koizumi?

I think Prime Minister Koizumi has shown a strong leadership since he became Prime Minister.

(この辺は文法がかなりめちゃくちゃになっていた気がします。)

For example, regarding postal service privatization, he showed strong leadership. Japanese people need a strong leader who can accomplish what he has said.

A: Why is the postal service privatization good for Japan? (こんな感じの質問でした。)

Now Japan’s postal service is handling 330 trillion yen of people’s savings every year. If the postal service was privatized, it will have to compete with banks, and that will save a lot of money. This is really good for Japanese people.

A: What is “wagashi”?
“Wagashi” is a traditional Japanese sweet served with powdered tea.

A: What is wagashi made from?

I think “wagashi” is made from wheat. And inside, there is sweet been paste.

A: What about the sticks and the round things?

(このような説明だったか忘れましたが、団子のジェスチャをしながらいってくれました。)

Oh, that’s a dumpling, a little bit different from the traditional “wagashi.”

(かなり和菓子の説明はめちゃめちゃになっていました。)

A: Where can I buy traditional “wagashi”?
You can buy “wagashi” at “Toraya.” “Toraya” is a really famous shop. You can find “Toraya” in most department stores. “Toraya” is famous for “youkan,” the bean paste jelly.

A: Well, other than department stores, do you know any places?

I think “Kimuraya” in Ginza is famous.

(キムラヤはパン屋だったのです。)

“Kimuraya” is also famous for “anpan.”

(ここで時間になりました。)

B: Thank you very much, Ms. ….

(これで終わりです。ということをいってくれていたと思います。)
Thank you very much.

A: Thank you.
Thank you very much.

(あんまりほっとしたので、出るときに挨拶をしないで出てしまいました。全体的に和やかな雰囲気でしたが、今思い返すとかなり文法的なミスをしていたと思います。また、内容的にも説明不足のところがかなりありました。ただ、質問にはスムーズに答えられました。




 
 
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