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B: Hello.

Hello.

B: Please sit down.

Thank you.

B: Please tell me your name.

My name is ....

B: Where do you live?

I live in ... Tokyo.

A: Have you lived there long?

Yes, but actually I was born in Kanagawa prefecture and moved to Ogikubo first and then ....

A: Now, I'm going to ask you several questions about the current affairs related to Japan.

Yes, OK.

A: Why do Japanese people live long?

I think that Japanese people can take good nutrition as Japan becomes an affluent society. Compared to the pre-war days, Japanese people obviously take better meals. It is the biggest reason why Japanese people live long.

A: How about scientific development?

Yes, thanks to the development of medication, Japanese people can live long.It is one of the biggest reasons as well.

A: What do you think about the recent athletic meet in Paris? Some Japanese athletes performed well.

I'm very proud of Mr. Suetsugu. He got the 3rd position in the 200 meter dash. The other day, I discussed the event with some American. According to them, theAfrican Americans are stronger than any other peoples physically because historically speaking they were sent to the United States from Africa by boat in a harsh condition and only strong people survived. This idea is accepted by the professors at Harvard University and other prestigious universities biologically speaking. However, it is not socially accepted yet. It is a touchy issue!
(未続の話しからは、それたが、新しい話題を持ち出しそのことにA, B両試験官とも興味を示してくれた)

A: O.K. What is setsubun?

(節分を春分、秋分と取り違えて説明を始めた)
It has two days a year. One is vernal equinox day in spring and the other is autumnal equinox day. In each equinox day, the length of day and night is equal.

B: Sorry. The question is setsubun.

Oh, sorry. I made a mistake.
(満面笑みでこの場をしのぎ、パニックにならないよう平然を装い続けた)

Setsubun is a special day when people throw beans to expel demons and let good things in.

A: O.K. Times up. We enjoyed conversation with you. Thank you for coming today.

Thank you. You're welcome.
(インタビュー中、終始アイコンタクトに気を付けた。外国人インタビューアーのみならず、日本人二人にも時々目線を送った。しかし、一人の日本人はずっと書くのに忙しく、目線が合わなかった。また、ジェスチャーも交えるようにした。ハローでの模擬インタビューがとても役立った)

 
 
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