B: What is your name?
My name is ○○○○.
B: Where do you live?
I live in ○○○○. Hokkaido.
A: Hokkaido is very far to the north. Is it cold in Hokkaido?
Yes, it is very cold in the morning. The lowest temperature is below zero.
A: Can you see bears in Hokkaido?
Yes, we must be careful not to meet bears during the hill trekking.
A: Do you have snowfall in winter, and is Sapporo famous for the snow festival?
Yes, in February the Sapporo Snow Festival is held in Odori-Koen Park in the central part of the city. In 1950, it started as a small-scale display of snow statues made by high school students and now it has become bigger, and it is the biggest winter festival in Japan.
A: Young people are having and exchanging insect card …
You mean the cards children have these days?
A: Yes, is that like Pokemon or …
Actually many children have Pokemon cards.
A: Is Pokemon popular among children?
A: Next question, about NHK. Many people don’t pay NHK fees. What do you think of this?
I think paying NHK fee is a kind of duty as Japanese citizens.
A: Do you know how much it costs?
I think the color-TV contract plus BS contract costs about 60,000 yen annually.
A: It is very expensive!
Yes, but I pay my fee.
A: And the last question. What is "hachimaki"?
It is a kind of a belt tightened around your head. It ……
It is also used at a sports event as Sports Day at school and some students preparing for the entrance examination tie "hachimaki" when they study hard.
A: What is the color of "hachimaki"?
It is usually white, and a red hinomaru rising sun is printed in the center.
A: Why do you wear "hachimaki"?
To strengthen our motivation.
A: Do school children wear "hachimaki" at school?
B: That's all, Mr. ○○○○. Thank you for coming.
A: Thank you.
It was nice meeting you.
A, B: Ha, ha, nice meeting you.
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