A: Good morning.
B: Good morning.
A: Please put your bag on the desk.
A: Sit down, please.
A: Can I have your name and address?
My name is .......... . I came from ........... City, ..........
B: How do you feel today?
I am a little nervous.
B: Don’t be nervous. Relax. I am very excited about visiting Japan.
Could you tell me the way to go to Osaka?
You can take a bullet train from Tokyo. It takes about one hour.
B: One hour! Is it expensive?
Yes, it is more expensive than normal trains. Oh, I’m sorry. It
takes about two hours from Tokyo.
（「普通列車」が思い浮かばず、 “normal train”と言ってしまった。また、東京から大阪までかかる時間が間違っていたことを思い出し、訂正した。）
B: Oh, two hours! Then, how can I go to see Mt. Fuji?
You can take Chuo line from Shinjuku Station to go to Kofu, Yamanashi
B: Are there skiing resorts?
Near Mt. Fuji?
No, because there are not much snow around there.
B: Where do you recommend to go skiing?
I would recommend you go to Niseko in Hokkaido.
B: How can I get there?
You can take a plane from Haneda airport. It takes about two hours.
B: I am interested in history. What kind of people are living except
for warriors during the Edo Period?
There were farmers and people who engaged in industry.
B: Who was most important?
B: Warriors! Who was the last “Shogun”?
It was Yoshimune Tokugawa
B: When was it?
It was around 1870.
Yes, it was around 1870.
B: Which hot spring do you recommend?
I would recommend you go to Noboribetsu in Hokkaido.
B: Is it near Niseko ski resort?
Yes it is.
B: Then I can enjoy skiing and then soaking in hot springs!
B: Why are there so many hot springs in Japan?
It is because Japan has many volcanoes.
B: Do Japanese people often take bath?
Young people take a bath more often than old people do. They take
a shower in the morning and take a bath in the evening.
B: Are Japanese baths small?
Yes, they are smaller than Western baths, but they are deeper.
B: Do Japanese people often go to public baths?
Old people go there, but young people don’t go there so often.
B: Are they big?
Yes, they are bigger than baths at home.
B: I am interested in car factories. Where do you recommend?
I would recommend you go to .......... City in .......... Prefecture.
B: ..........! Is it near Tokyo?
No, it is near .......... City.
B: Thank you very much.
Thank you very much.
A: This is all for the interview.
Thank you very much.