May I sit here?
B: Please tell us your name.
My name is ○○○○.
B: Where do you live?
I live in ○○○○ ward, eastern part of Tokyo.
A: How's it going today?
I'm a little nervous but I'm excited today.
A: Now, I'm going to ask you some questions.
A: Why do Japanese leave their shoes at the entrance at home?
In a Japanese house, there are "tatami"-matted rooms that need to be clean and it's a kind of Japanese custom.
A: What are there at the entrance hall except a shoes box?
There are some ornaments, flower arrangement and so on.
A: How many "tatami" rooms do you have?
Actually, I don't have any "tatami"-matted room.
A: Why are there no "tatami" rooms?
These days the Japanese lifestyle is becoming Westernized. So no "tatami" rooms are convenient.
A: People are becoming overweight or obese these days. Do you think this trend is related to some diseases?
People tend to eat more fatty foods such as fast foods or ready-made dishes.
（この時 additive foodsと言ってしまい、試験官Ａに怪訝な顔をされ、慌てて"ready-made dishes"にしました。助け舟でした！）
Dishes containing sugar or oil. So this trend increases some diseases, such as diabetes or adult diseases. Education for eating habit is necessary for children and the elderly people as well.
A: These days there are an increasing number of single women in 30's or 40's. Why is that?
Women are getting married later these days, because they pursue their own careers rather than having a family.
A: What do you think about Koizumi's new cabinet?
I really hope that his new cabinet will perform the structural reform of society, and bring us a complete economic recovery.
A: Yeah, that's right.
The progress of structural reform had been very slow so far, but after the new cabinet, privatization bill has passed. I hope it could lead to the economic recovery as soon as possible.
（ここでも fast と言いかけてＡがそれを直す時間を与えてくれたように思います）
A: How do you explain “uchiwa” to foreigners?
"Uchiwa" is a kind of a fan with a wooden frame covered by paper, usually with beautiful pictures or sometime advertisements. We usually use it in hot summer to cool ourselves.
A: How many "uchiwa" do you have?
I have a lot of "uchiwa" at home, because supermarkets give it to me, and also I buy it at the department store for my hobby.
A: Hum. Hobby. How much is it?
About 2,000 yen.
A: Not so expensive.
That's all. The test is over. Thank you very much.
Thank you very much. I really enjoyed it today. Thank you.
A, B, C: Thank you.
A: Have a nice day!!
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