A: Hello. Take a seat.
A: Please tell me your name and address.
My name is xxxx, and I live in Meguro Ward, Tokyo.
A: Let's assume I am a tourist and you are a tour guide. Let me ask you some questions.
A: Please tell me the climate in Japan.
Japan has four clear-cut seasons, spring, summer, autumn, and winter. Also we have a rainy season in early summer. Summer is hot and humid. During the winter, it snows a lot on the Sea of Japan.
A: When do you recommend I should come to see cherry blossoms?
Spring is probably the best time of year to visit Japan. The temperatures
are warm but not hot, there's not too much rain, and April brings the
justly famous cherry blossoms and is a time of festivals.
A: What is Shogun?
Shogun is usually translated as “generalissimo”. Originally the title
was given by the emperor to a commander- in- chief of the expeditionary
army. Later it was given to the administrative feudal warrior, and lasted
until the mid-19th century.
A: When did Shogun start?
The term shogun was first used in the 8th century to refer to the military
A: Who do you think was the most important person historically in Japan?
(間をおいて）just one person?
A: Yes, this may be a tough question.
（間をおいて）Emperor Showa, Hirohito
A: Why do you think he is the most important?
He loved peace and opposed to war. More importantly, he contributed a lot to regain economic and political stability during the postwar era. I believe he is one of the most respected and beloved Japanese emperors. So, his reign was the longest of any historical Japanese emperor, and he oversaw many significant changes to Japanese society. That is why I think he is the historically most important person in Japan.
A: Do you mean changes from before the war to after?
A: Thank you. Questions are all done.
You are welcome.
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