B:Please sit down.
Thank you very much.
B:Hello. How are you?
I'm fine thank you.
B:First, can I have your name?
My name is .......................
B:Where are you from?
I live in ............... ward in ..............
A:Hello, ............... I'm going to ask
some questions. I'm interested in Mt. Fuji. How can I get there?
For a tourist bus will be the best choice. There is a bus service
available to the Mt Fuji from Shinjuku Station. You can also go
there by train but you'll need to take bus or taxi from the station
tot Mt. Fuji. So I think bus will be the best choice.
A:What can I do there?
You can go up there. I mean you can climb the mountain. The best
season is summer.
A: Can I climb in winter?
Yes, you may but I don’t recommend because it's more dangerous to
climb the mountain in winter. You might get lost. (何故か大声で笑われた・・・）
A: I am a big fan of history. Are there any other people than samurai?
There were several different people according to jobs. There were
merchants, farmers and shogun, too in the Edo period 1603-1867.
A:Oh, what's shogun?
Shogun is usually translated as generalissimo. The original title
was given by the emperor to the commander in chief in an expeditionary
army. Later the title was given to the administrative head of the
country. That is shogun.
A: How many shoguns were there?
You mean in the Edo period?
There were 15 of them..... not at once.
A:(ほっとしたーというリアクション)Who is the most popular one?
I think it's the first shogun of the Edo government, that is, Ieyasu
A:Why is he so important?
I think that's because he is the founder of the long lasting government.
A I'm interested in hot springs. Where would you recommend me to
I would recommend Hakone, because there are many hot springs there
like Ito Onsen and Shuzenji Onsen. You can just pop in the train
and visit them.
A: It’s not so far then?
No, it's not.
A: Why Japanese people like to bath?
（Bathがバズときこえ、明瞭でなく、もしもBathのことではなかったら・・・とおもい聞きなおしました）I'm sorry. What's
A: oh, its〜 といってせつめいしてくれました。
why do we like them?mmm from a Japanese point of view, it's just
nice to soak in a hot bath and just taking a shower may not be as
relaxing as taking a bath.
A:Yes, it's very different from what Edo in North America. Ok, very
good. Thank you.
fine thank you.のところをFine thank you.としかいってなかったり、Okといってしまっていたかもしれません。試験管Bはどう思ってるのか気がかりでした。