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A, B: Hello.(笑顔)

Hello.

A: Good Afternoon.

Good Afternoon.

A: Please sit down.

Thank you.

A: Please tell us your name.

My name is … and I live in Nerima Ward, Tokyo. It is located in the northern part of Tokyo.

A: (笑顔で) I’m going to ask about water.(何のことか?焦る)
(ペットボトルをいじりながら)なぜ、日本人はボトルドウォーターが好きなのか?

Well, it is because of sanitary reasons. It is cleaner and safer than tap water. That is why Japanese people like bottled water.

(この間Aが何度かうなずく。やや勇気付けられる)

A: Ok! USビーフ輸入についてどう思うか?

Well, it’s a very tough question, if you are an American.(一同笑う) 
The Japanese government decided to import US beef. But, it’s up to the Japanese consumers, not the government to decide whether they want to eat it or not. Unlike cars and electrical appliances, it is a matter of life and death. So, I think it is necessary for the US government to inspect their beef more strictly.

A: Bに向かって「何かありますか?」

B: 顔をふる。

A: 和菓子について、どんな和菓子を外国人旅行者にすすめますか?

Oh, wagashi! Umm … wagashi is a kind of Japanese confectionery. I can think of shiruko and zenzai.
But they are not exactly wagashi. One kind of wagashi is rice cake covered with sweet bean paste. Well, …

B:(すかさずBが助け舟)洋菓子より和菓子を外国人旅行者にすすめるとしたら、なぜ?

Well, because western sweets contain fatty ingredients like sugar. (このあたりでまたBがうなずいてくれて助かる) So, I would not recommend western sweets to those who are conscious about their health.

A: Bの方を向く。

B: 東京で君が外国人観光客を案内するとしたら、どこにする?

Well, first of all, I recommend foreign tourists to visit Asakusa, because it is a typical tourist spot. But, if the foreign tourists have special requests, I would listen carefully to them. And if they want to see something historical or traditional, for example construction, I would recommend the EDO TOKYO OPEN AIR ARCHITECTURE MUSEUM in Koganei Park. It has the traditional atmosphere of the Edo, Taisho, and Showa eras. The tourists will enjoy it very much.
B: なぜ 浅草をすすめるのか?

Oh, I’m sorry, but, … Because there is a big red lantern at the gate and the time-honored Sensoji temple. On top of that, there is a long shopping mall called Nakamise, which sells very unique Japanese items. They would make nice souvenirs for your wife, friends and family.

A: 笑う。Ok, this is the end.
Oh, thank you for interviewing me.

Bのガイドの方が、マスコミでおなじみの女性でややたじろいだ。新人ガイドをしごかれている番組を録画して、何度も拝見していたから。それにBの著書を覚えきれず、合格後にとっておくべく押入れにしまっていたから、余計、プレッシャーがかかった。しかし、去年のケースと違って、何度も助け舟をだしていただいて、とてもすくわれた思いがする。細かい文法や表現に難が合ったように思うが、笑顔をわすれないよう精一杯がんばったつもりです。阿部先生やその他のネイティヴの先生方、どうも、ありがとうございました。


 



 
 
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