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B: Good afternoon.(にこにこしていた)

Good afternoon.

B: Please sit down.

Thank you very much.

B: Please tell me your name.

My name is ….

B: Where do you live?

I live in Minami-Aoyam in Minato ward.

A: Well, why do Japanese people manage to maintain Japanese tradition in their society where western culture is highly prevalent?

Japanese people place importance on their wonderful tradition. There are a lot of indigenous tradition in Japan.
(答えになっていないと思いながら、その時は思いつかなかった。

A: What is Seijin-no-hi?

It means Coming-of-Age Day. It is held on the second Monday of January. On this day, young people who have reached the legal age of twenty and their families celebrate their happiness and success for the future.
Women usually wear kimono, and men wear suits on this day.(振りそでを説明すべきだった)

A: Why are there so many private English schools in Japan?

It is mainly because public schools don’t provide adequate English education to the students.(英会話に限定すべきだった)Therefore, many students go to private English schools. In my case, when I was a junior high and high school student, I also went to English conversation school. (それ以上出て来なかった)

A: What is nabe?

It is a traditional Japanese dish cooked in a pot or pan. One of the popular nabe is oden. (すきやき、しゃぶしゃぶの方がメジャーだと思うが、その時はとにかく「おでん」が頭に浮かんだ。「おでん」と答えた人はめずらしかったのか、A 試験官はめずらしく(?)こちらを向いて「おでん?」と反応した)
We put variety of ingredients such as potatoes, eggs, fried fish paste and vegetables in a large pot and boil them together. We can make ourselves warm by eating nabe. (一息ついたため次の質問に移ってしまった。hot masteredのことに言及していない。他にもnabe については言及できることがいくつかあったのにとても残念)

A: Which do you support, non-smoker or smoker?

I support non-smoker. The Japanese government implemented a law on smoking.(健康増進法についてもっと説明すべきだった)In my company, there are designated smoking areas on every floors.

A: Why is the amount of allowance given to Japanese husbands by their wives so low?

In my opinion, it is because of the traditional role of husbands and wives in Japan. In Japan, wives have been traditionally in charge of family budget. Personally, I think men tend to waste money on playing Japanese pinball called pachinko or drinking alcohol. Therefore, wives are in charge of most of the family money and give small amount of allowance to their husbands.

A: Thank you very much.

Thank you for interviewing me.

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A試験官はインタビュー中ずっと無反応で、ただ質問しているだけといった感じでした。今まで勉強してきたことの1/4くらいの内容しか話せなかったのでとても後悔しています。昨年は、2~3問でしたが、他の受験生数人から聞いただけですが時間も7,8分で長い方は13分くらいだったそうです。又、少なくても4問は質問されたそうです。私は6問もされてしまいましたが、「なべ」のところでもっと時間を稼げばよかったのにと後悔しています。


 
 
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