Next month, we both turn 70, so I can’t imagine we’ll keep living in this house for the next 10 or 20 years. If I go first, then you’ll have to decide how you want to use the house. Personally, although I haven’t talked to them about it yet, I think Takuma and his family could come and live here with you. It’s just a vague idea if they’re willing to come here. It depends on what they’d like to do. Yes, that’s the most important thing. We can’t just tell them to come and live with us like our parents did back then. Asking them to come here, well, it’s difficult. If they do come, would you be happy living with them? If Takuma says OK then, I would. Or I could go and live with them. Separately, I mean. But I don’t think it would be possible at all. You mean living together? Yes. Living together would be hard on them. When you think that we’ve lived like this for forty-something years, I think it would be. Well, I guess so. The reason why we built a twofamily home is because I saw what happened between my mother and my grandmother. It wasn’t easy. As the eldest son, it made me think about a lot of things. That's why we separated the house, but even then… Even then, it’s tough. Yes. I realized that it’s tough for everyone, even if you do that. What’s more, our children’s generation was more spoiled than we were growing up. They tend to think of themselves first. Because of that, I think, well… Well, I could live in that part of the house, by myself. If I’m on my own. I could live in that part and we could rent out the rest to some foreigners. I don’t think so. We can’t do that? Nobody would want to rent it that way. We could partition all of that off. Nobody would want to rent it like that. I guess so. Maybe we can’t, then. They’re from a different culture. If you pay the water bill together, you can’t split it up. So Ithink in that case… I guess we don’t have that option. Yes, in that case, if Takuma says he doesn’t want to live here, we could rent the whole house out to some Americans like we did before. Rent it out?Yes. If the US military is still here then. Rent it out. Well, I guess we could. If I’m on my own. So you could, well, you could go into a nursing home. I’m not sure what you’d do. Well, I could use this house as collateral for a loan. There’s that option. No, you can’t use this house as collateral to rent another place. I don’t think our children have heard these tapes. When I had some time on my hands, on days off. When the children were there, or asleep, or eating, I would practice on the Electone. I would play, making lots of mistakes and getting frustrated. They had to listen to my practicing on the Electone, and I never really improved. Our daughter loves music, and I think they have similar interests. I don’t know much about music, unfortunately. But he used to have fun playing on the organ by himself. It’s something I can’t do myself, so I respect his ability to play. I don’t think that’s true at all. (laughs) No, it is. You always used to find ways to prevent me from playing. There you go again. It’s not true. (laughs) This house was originally constructed using the wood panel method. There aren’t any pillars. The panels were fabricated at a factory and then brought here to build the house. It’s an American-style construction method. When I was 27, I drew the house plans by myself. Then I had a number of construction companies and building ontractors make up the official blueprints for me. To me, it didn’t matter if the construction was cheaply done. I wanted it as big and spacious as possible. My basic idea was to build a home that could be lived in for 100 or 150 years. When I told them this, all of the construction companies and contractors just said “Oh, really?” and laughed. It felt like they were laughing at my idea. If you look at the UK, there are houses that are still there, even after 200 or 300 years. They take care of them and are proud to be living in such old houses. I thought this was admirable and I felt a bit envious. I began to think that maybe I should start thinking about our house in the same way. That was the fundamental concept when we built this house.Next month, we both turn 70, so I can’t imagine we’ll keep living in this house for the next 10 or 20 years. If I go first, then you’ll have to decide how you want to use the house. Personally, although I haven’t talked to them about it yet, I think Takuma and his family could come and live here with you. It’s just a vague idea if they’re willing to come here. It depends on what they’d like to do. Yes, that’s the most important thing. We can’t just tell them to come and live with us like our parents did back then. Asking them to come here, well, it’s difficult. If they do come, would you be happy living with them? If Takuma says OK then, I would. Or I could go and live with them. Separately, I mean. But I don’t think it would be possible at all. You mean living together? Yes. Living together would be hard on them. When you think that we’ve lived like this for forty-something years, I think it would be. Well, I guess so. The reason why we built a twofamily home is because I saw what happened between my mother and my grandmother. It wasn’t easy. As the eldest son, it made me think about a lot of things. That's why we separated the house, but even then… Even then, it’s tough. Yes. I realized that it’s tough for everyone, even if you do that. What’s more, our children’s generation was more spoiled than we were growing up. They tend to think of themselves first. Because of that, I think, well… Well, I could live in that part of the house, by myself. If I’m on my own. I could live in that part and we could rent out the rest to some foreigners. I don’t think so. We can’t do that? Nobody would want to rent it that way. We could partition all of that off. Nobody would want to rent it like that. I guess so. Maybe we can’t, then. They’re from a different culture. If you pay the water bill together, you can’t split it up. So Ithink in that case… I guess we don’t have that option. Yes, in that case, if Takuma says he doesn’t want to live here, we could rent the whole house out to some Americans like we did before. Rent it out?Yes. If the US military is still here then. Rent it out. Well, I guess we could. If I’m on my own. So you could, well, you could go into a nursing home. I’m not sure what you’d do. Well, I could use this house as collateral for a loan. There’s that option. No, you can’t use this house as collateral to rent another place. I don’t think our children have heard these tapes. When I had some time on my hands, on days off. When the children were there, or asleep, or eating, I would practice on the Electone. I would play, making lots of mistakes and getting frustrated. They had to listen to my practicing on the Electone, and I never really improved. Our daughter loves music, and I think they have similar interests. I don’t know much about music, unfortunately. But he used to have fun playing on the organ by himself. It’s something I can’t do myself, so I respect his ability to play. I don’t think that’s true at all. (laughs) No, it is. You always used to find ways to prevent me from playing. There you go again. It’s not true. (laughs) This house was originally constructed using the wood panel method. There aren’t any pillars. The panels were fabricated at a factory and then brought here to build the house. It’s an American-style construction method. When I was 27, I drew the house plans by myself. Then I had a number of construction companies and building ontractors make up the official blueprints for me. To me, it didn’t matter if the construction was cheaply done. I wanted it as big and spacious as possible. My basic idea was to build a home that could be lived in for 100 or 150 years. When I told them this, all of the construction companies and contractors just said “Oh, really?” and laughed. It felt like they were laughing at my idea. If you look at the UK, there are houses that are still there, even after 200 or 300 years. They take care of them and are proud to be living in such old houses. I thought this was admirable and I felt a bit envious. I began to think that maybe I should start thinking about our house in the same way. That was the fundamental concept when we built this house.