B： Please put your bag on that chair and have a seat.
B： First, I will ask you simple questions and then he（となりのAをさして）will ask you tough questions.
A： Don’t worry. They are not tough.（笑）
B： First, may I ask your name?
My name is ….
B： Where do you live?
I live in Hachioji.
There is a delay on Chuo line?
Yes, usually I take Chuo line, but there has been an accident and it stopped. So I had to go by a roundabout route. I asked my husband to take me to the station of Keio line, so it took me bit longer to get here.
A： Was there an accident?
Yes, I think so. According to the announcement at the station, there had been an attempt of suicide.
A： It’s scary, isn’t it?
Yes, and I was worried. （そのまま自然の流れで質問に入っていった感じ）
A： Talking about railways, trains are always crowded. And Japanese houses and rooms are small. I feel people are packed in small spaces. But the population is decreasing, right? Why is it so crowded?
Well, a large number of people still live in urban areas. They commute to work and school by train.
A： But the population is decreasing. Doesn’t that cause any trouble?
Yes, decreasing of population is a serious trouble. The main reason for it is the declining birthrate. Also Japan is an aging society, which means that there is not enough young people to support old people.
A： Is Prime Minister Koizum taking any measure for the problem?
Yes, I think Mr. Koizumi is trying to reform. He is trying to reform postal service system and public highway corporation.
A： Japanese highways are convenient, right?
Yes, but I think the fare is little bit expensive.
A： Right. （話題を変えて）I’d like to go to not so crowded place and taste some Japanese food, especially nabe dish. Could you tell me about nabe dish?
There are varieties of nabe dishes. They are especially good to eat at winter.
A： Could you recommend one?
A： Do you cook it on the table?
Yes, and it is seasoned with soy sauce, sugar and sake.
A： What is nabe made of?
It is usually made of iron.
It sounds good. I’d like to try it.
Please try it.（笑う）
B： All right. That’s all. Thank you.
Thank you very much. Good bye.
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