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A,B:Hello.
Good afternoon.
B:Hello. Please be seated.
Hello, thank you.
B:Tell me your name and adrress, please.
My name is .... I came from ... city in .... Prefecture.
B:Where is .... Prefecture?
... Prefecture is in the northern part of Japan. ... city is about 500 km from Tokyo.
B:How can I get there?
You can go by Shinkansen, rapid bullet train.
B:How long does it take?
About 3 hours.
B:Alright. What is the rainy season?
Rainy season is the season between spring and summer.
It rains a lot and it is hot and humid.
But rainy season produces good crops in agriculture.
B:Tell me about winter in Okinawa and Hokkaido.
OK,(と言ってしまった) Generally it is cold in winter in Japan, but in Okinawa it is not so cold.
The average temperature is about 20 degrees centigrade.
In Hokkaido, it is very cold and it snows a lot.
The average temperature is below 0 degree.
B:OK. How did Japanese society modernize after Meiji Restoration?
OK,(また) Japanese society changed drastically after the Meiji Restoration.
Before the Meiji Restoration, Japan was a feudal system.
After the Meiji Restoration, we had a constitution, congress, and became a modern nation-state.
(Bうなずく)
B:Alright. When were the last Summer Olympics held in Japan?
The Summer Olympics were last held in 1964 in Tokyo.
B:Will Japan hold the Summer Olympics again in the future?
Well, Tokyo is now trying to apply to have the Olympics again, but people may not think we should hold the Olympics because they may make a lot of money, but they cost much. (Aうなずく)
B:What do you think? Should Tokyo hold the Olympics again?
I myself... I don't think we should have the Olympic again in Tokyo.
B:OK. What is the difference between temples and shrines?
The temple is the building where Buddhism priests and nuns train themselves. There are Buddhism statues in it. The shrine is the building dedicated to Shinto gods.(Aうなずく)
B:How can I tell the difference by appearance?
Well...a shrine has a gate Torii shaped like this(ジェスチャー). Temples don't have such a gate.
B:Ok, that's it. Thank you.

 

 

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