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Good morning.

B: Have a seat.

Thanks. It’s a beautiful day, isn’t it?

A: Yes.

B: What’s your name?

My name is ○○○○.

B: Where do you live?

I live in Kobe.

A: Why do you have to take off shoes in Japanese houses?

Because Japanese houses are not built so that a person can enter it with his/her shoes on.

(かなりつまりながら言った。なぜ靴を履いてはいけないのか、の理由が言えていなかった。)

A: Is it the same as in the Asian countries?

Well, as far as I know, in some Asian countries, such as South Korea and China, it is the same, and I think most Asian countries have the same kind of customs.

A: Ok. What do you think of celebrating American holidays in Japan?

You mean Halloweens and ・・・・

A: Yes.

Well, I think it’s good, to appreciate other countries' culture such as American, well, Halloween, Thanksgiving, or Christmas holidays to facilitate mutual understandings. I hope American people also celebrate our Japanese holidays for mutual understandings.

A: Oh, what holiday?

Well, It’s very interesting・・・・

(3秒考える。七夕と言おうと思ったが語彙もなく特に思いつかなかったので、とっさに先週の勤労感謝の日にした)

What about・・・・Labor Thanksgiving Day?

(にこにこしながら言ってみた)

A: Why is that?

Because Japanese people are well-known as “workaholic”, (Aさんうなずく)
But by knowing we have this kind of “labor thanksgiving”, they’ll get to know us more, I think.

(ちょっと苦しかった)

A: Ok. My last question is ・・・・(と言ってリストから選ぶ)What is “wagashi”?

It’s traditional Japanese sweets, not like Western sweets, cream and chocolates are not used, but made from ・・・・(3秒)beans, sugar, and・・・・

(もう出てこなかった  3秒)

and often served with Japanese tea, especially in the Japanese tea ceremony.

A: Other than ingredients, what’s different from Western sweets?

Well・・・・

(和菓子は食べないのでほとんどわからなかった)

How to make wagashi is different,・・・・personally I’d rather prefer Western sweets・・・・

A: OK.

Kyoto is a popular place for wagashi.

A: Ok, that concludes our questions.

Thank you very much.

(と言って席を立つ)

Have a nice day.

A: You too.

ジーンズで行ってしまったので思い切り浮いていた。周囲は全員スーツだったのに自分はよくわかっておらず浮いてしまった。
面接後数分間、相談しているようだった。(次の人を入れるまでの間)
廊下まで声が聞こえていた。



 
 
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