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ノックして入室。
Good afternoon!
Interviewer B(native speaker)+A(Japanese): Good afternoon.
いすの近くまで行くと
B: Please take a seat there.

Thank you. Do you need my card?(Aに対して)
A: (日本語で) いいえ
B: Can I have your name?

My name is …….
B: Where do you live?

 I’m from …… I live in …….
B: Now I’ll ask you several questions.

 Yes.
B: Japan has four seasons. What is the rainy season?

Oh, the rainy season begins in June. We have lots of rain before summer. It is influenced the monsoon.
B: OK. What are temples and shrines?

Japanese people are known for their syncretism toward religion. We have two religions, Buddhism and Shintoism. Shintoism is our indigenous religion. Temples belong to Buddhism and shrines belong to Shintoism.
B: Can I get into a hot spring with swimsuit?

On TV, I often see people in Western countries getting into a hot spring in their swimsuit. But in Japan, you are expected to take off all your clothes.
B: OK. What are the weather like in Okinawa and Hokkaido?

In Okinawa we have lots of hot days and in Hokkaido we have cold days with lots of snow. They are on the extreme end.
B: OK. How did Japan modernize the country after the Meiji Restoration?

We were in seclusion before the Meiji Restoration for more than 250 years. After the Meiji Restoration, we imported new ideas and technologies from Western countries. We wanted to build an industrial nation.
B: Japan has three writing systems. What are they?

First we have kanji characters. We imported kanji characters from China, and later we deformed them, and we invented two writing systems: hiragana and katakana. Katakana is used for borrowed words.
B: OK. Thank you.

Thank you very much. Good-bye.
午後からの面接で、最初のグループの一番目でしたので少し緊張しましたが、簡単な質問ばかりで、どう内容をつけて答えようかと一瞬困るぐらいでした。7分もかからず、とてもあっさりとしていたように感じました。日本語の質問もガイドの心得などの質問もまったくありませんでした。

 

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