（Contributed by Takashi）
What kind of parties have you been to?
I have been to a farewell party for one of my colleagues.
I was once invited to a house-warming party hosted by my friend’s friend.
I have been to many kinds of parties. The latest was a high school reunion I attended last month.
I have never been to a costume party/year-end Party/bonenkai party.
What famous person would you invite to your party?
I would invite Ichiro Suzuki to my party.
I would ask him all sorts of questions about his life in the US.
I’d love to invite Hilary Clinton to my party. There are many things I would want to talk about with her if she came.
To start with, I would ask her why she wanted to become President. Also, I would ask her for selfies with her.
But I’m not sure about asking her about how she felt when she lost the election because that might be too insensitive a thing to do.
Do you have any plans to go to a Christmas party?
Yes, I have plants to go to Christmas parties.
Yes, there are two Christmas parties to attend this year, one at our office and another at my client’s company.
No, I don’t have plans to attend any parties this month.
When I was still a child, I did attend Christmas parties. But since then, I have never been to those.
I don’t go to Christmas parties but I do cook special food and prepare a cake for my children on Christmas.
In Japan, Christmas is a special day only if you have small children at home or a young person who is dating someone.