B: Have a seat, please.
B: Please tell us your name.
My name is ○○○○.
B: Where do you live?
I live in ○○○○, Tokyo.
B: You live in Iidabashi?
No, ○○○○. It's northwest of central Tokyo.
A: What do you think about consumption tax?
I beg your pardon?
The current consumption tax rate is 5%. Personally, I don't like the tax rate to be raised. However, I think it must be increased, because labour power is decreasing …
Let's see, the birth rate is declining. Therefore, I think the tax rate must be raised to keep the pension system.
A: Why do a lot of young Japanese people go abroad?
Many young Japanese people are interested in new things, not only Japanese things but also foreign things. So they go abroad.
A: Why do Japanese people work overtime?
Many Japanese people work hard. So do I. When I was young, Japan was not a rich country. So Japanese had to work hard. I think the custom is still alive.
A: What is “kanzash”?
It's a decoration piece for women … putting on …
Yes, that's right.
A: What is “gagaku”?
"Gagaku" is traditional Japanese music and is still played at the Imperial Palace. To be frank, I am not so sure about "gagaku," but I think I have to know more about Japanese culture including "gagaku."
A: That's all. Thank you very much.
Thank you very much.
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