Dad takes the family to Tokyo, largest city in Japan, because he has a teaching assignment there.
Due to a work schedule, the family members are
on their own
to visit the city. They meet a Japanese executive and his teenage daughter in a quiet garden.
The two Japanese offer to guide the family to other local sites.
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Mom, whatcha think? [What do you think?]
Where do we go first? You know that I want to shop in the
That's no surprise. You always want to shop. Are we getting a guide, Mom?
We can make do.
Your father is very busy this week. There are so many places to see in Tokyo,
but the city is huge. We'll have to study the subway system and tourist maps
to figure out
how to go anywhere.
[A businessman wearing a dark suit notices the confused family.]
Excuse me. You appear to be lost. May I be of assistance? This is my daughter, Hitomi.
Hello. Are you new to Japan?
Yes, we are. My husband is teaching computer courses at a large corporation
this week. We want to see a few local places. Specifically, I hope to visit
a nice garden.
May I recommend a Japanese garden
near here? It is very peaceful and beautiful.