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Hello.

AB: Hello. Please take a seat.

Thank you.
B: OK. First of all. I'd like to ask you about yourself.

OK.

B: What's your name ?

My name is....

B: OK. Where do you come from ?

I come from・・・in Mie prefecture.

B: Oh・・・

A: I don't know that place.(と言って試験官Bと小声でなにか話していた。おそらく三重についてのことだと思われたので)

It's kind of a boring place, but there are many places to visit in Mie such as
Ise shrine and the beautiful sea in Toba.
A: Oh, I see.(AとBの会話がはっきり聞こえたわけではないのですが、AがYou should know.と言ってBが返答の際にboringという言葉を使ったような気がしたので咄嗟に上記のように反応してしまいましたが、今考えれば実はboringなどと言ってないのかもしれません。自分の出身県をboringと言ってしまったことは少し悔やまれますが、これで少し緊張がほぐれました)。

A: OK. Now I'd like to ask you about Japan.

OK.

A: Lately young children don't seem to know kanji well. Please tell me some reasons and what you think about this.

I think one of the reasons is that the educational system in Japan has changed. (ここまで言って自分でも何かおかしいと思ったし、試験官ABCとも怪訝そうな顔をしたような気がしたので)

I mean the content of the curriculum has been reduced because lots of students were stressed. I think it's kind of a pity.
I mean it's definitely a pity that young children don't know as many kanji as people knew before.
I think we should encourage children to learn more kanji because kanji is one of our own culture(sを付け忘れた。)と言った後ownと言ったものの中国から来たんだし、うーんown ? と声に出して自問していたら試験官が首をたてにふってくださったような気がしたのでown cultureと断定しました。

A: I don't understand. You said the curriculum has been reduced to release children from stress, but you said you should encourage children to learn more kanji. How do you think you can encourage children ?

I think parents should encourage children to learn more kanji at home.
Instead of playing TV games.

A: OK. Next question. It's a totally different topic. What do you think about that Japanese professional baseball players had strike ?

I think it was good because Japanese baseball got more attention.
Since soccer games became popular, Japanese baseball has not been as popular as before, but the strike caused people to pay more attention. So I think it was a good thing.

A: In America if baseball teams have strike, people get mad at them and people are leaving them. Why doesn't it happen in Japan ?

Because Japanese people have a tendency not to say things against authorities, but those baseball players did it and people liked it.

A: OK. Now I'd like to ask you a totally different question. What is butsudan ?
Butsudan is an altar. You can find butsudan in a private house.
People store ashes of the deceased and pray for the soul of the deceased in front of butsudan.
Especially old people have at least one butsudan at their houses.

A: At least one in a house ?

Oh, no. Not at least one. One Butsudan at one house. I'm sorry I made a mistake.

A: That's OK. Does every house have Butsudan ?
No. In old Japanese-style houses, people have butsudan but in apartments or small houses some people don't have Butsudan because butsudan is expensive and needs lots of space to put in.
Actually in my house, we don't have butsudan. My parents said they'll not buy butsudan until someone in my family dies.

A: (笑って) That's practical. OK. That's all. Thank you for coming.

Thank you very much for your time.
(立ち上がる時に緊張がとけて、フ〜ッと言ったのが、自分では心の中で言ったつも

だったのですが、聞こえたらしく試験官にAにとびきりの笑顔で真似されてしまいま
した。この時始めて試験官Cの笑顔を見たように思います)。

Actually, I'm so relieved now.

Thank you. Have a good evening.(と癖で言ってしまってからギョッ!!まだ2時前で
した)。


 
 
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