Hello. Good afternoon!
A,B,C： Good afternoon!
B： Please sit down. First, please tell us your name and where you are from.
My name is …. I live in….
A： I’m going to ask you some questions. First, why do so many Japanese go overseas to study?
(一瞬考えた後で) Japan is a rich country and parents can send their son or daughter abroad to study. They can afford it.
A： Are there any advantages for them to go abroad?
Yes. There is a trend of globalization. Being able to speak English will be an advantage. If you study abroad, you will be able to speak English.
B： Is current economic situation related to the trend of Japanese going abroad to study?
Nowadays, economy is recovering. But it is still difficult for new graduates to find jobs. Some may even go to graduate schools in abroad for that reason.
B： I see.
I actually went to abroad and studied at graduate school.
A： Where did you go?
I went to Texas in the US.
A： Next question, What do you think of Prime Minister Koizumi?
Basically, I support Mr. Koizumi. I give him credit for breaking the political faction to some extent. I felt that political decisions were being made behind closed door in accordance with the interests of factions, and neglecting the interests of people. He makes policy decisions in a rapid, top-down style. In fact he appointed new ministers ignoring the interests of factions.
B： He has appointed two female ministers, what do you think of it?
I think it’s good. We should utilize the power of women more. There are many capable women in our society.
A： Next, what is geta?
（一瞬考えた後で）It’s a wooden sandal. People don’t wear geta any longer. Western shoes are popular.
Is there any advantage of wearing geta?
A： But people don’t wear geta any longer. Is there any particular season for people to wear geta?
People may wear geta in summer, because it keeps you cool. But only elderly men wear geta. They may go to firework displays wearing geta with light cotton kimono.
B： Do you want to work as a tour guide if you pass this exam?
B： OK. If you were a tour guide, where would you take foreign tourists?
First, I will take them to Kyoto. Kyoto is the cultural center of Japan. Then, Tokyo. Japan is a country where modernism and tradition coexist.
|← BACK NEXT →|