A, B： Good morning.
B： Please tell us your name.
My name is ….
B： Oh, and where do you live?
I live in … City, Tokyo.
A： Well,（といっていきなり質問）Why don’t Japanese invite people over to their home?
If they don’t know each other well, they won’t usually invite them over, but once they get to know each other well, they will invite their friends to their home.
A： I see. What do you do then?
You mean, what do I do for them when I have them at my house?
A： Yes. That’s right.
I usually invite friends I met through my son’s school, and have a tea party and talk about our husbands, how our children are doing in school, and about some celebrities and so on.
A： You gossip.
Yes, that’s right.
A： OK. What do you think about Japan having cooperated with the US in Iraq?
Of course, fighting terrorism is important, and I think it is natural for Japan to provide assistance to the US. Japan is under the US nuclear umbrella, so it is hard to claim neutrality or express disapproval. Japan needs to go along with the US, but I hope our leaders make it clear that there are limits to how far we will go. We cannot just support them unconditionally.
A： Thank you. Well, what is genkan?
Genkan is an entrance to a house where you take your shoes off.
A： You mean you are barefoot?
No, you take your shoes off at the genkan area and then enter the house.
A： I see. That’s all, thank you.
ここで終わりのはずだったが、満足いく流れでなかったので、清水の舞台から飛び降りたつもりで、学院長の最後の激励のメールに触発され、Could I have a moment?
A, B： Sure.
Well, I have been studying English really hard to be a professional tour guide, so if my dream comes true, I would like to contribute myself to mutual understanding and friendship between Japan and foreign countries. It is my task to serve as a bridge between them. Moreover, I believe that being a professional tour guide is to act as a leader to promote international goodwill by private diplomacy. Thank you very much for your time.
A： Have a nice day!
You, too! Thank you.
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