B: Good morning.
B: Please tell me your name and address.
Yes, my name is ×××. I come from Kobe, Hyogo prefecture.
B: Nice to meet you.
Nice to meet you.
B: Kobe… far, isn’t it? (他の試験官もうなずいていた) How long did it take?
Yes, it took about one and a half hours. I got up so early today.
B: Yes, thank you for coming.
A: So let me ask some questions. OK?
A: please tell us about Japanese climate.
Japanese climate…there are four seasons in Japan. They are spring, summer,
autumn, and winter. We also have a rainy season called ”tsuyu” between
spring and summer. The season is unique to Japan and we have a lot of
rain in the season.
A: Please tell us another characteristic of Japanese climate.
Yes, we have TAIFU, typhoon. It usually comes in September and October.
A: Now let me ask the question about history. Please tell the name of
SHOGUN until when …(はっきり覚えていない、とにかく質問を聞きなおして、将軍について話すんだと理解した)
SHOGUN…yes. Shogun usually refers to the military dictator. Tokugawa
Ieyasu, is the first and founder of the Tokugawa Shogunate. The period
when the Tokugawa Shogunate ruled the whole country by using a strong
power of samurai warriors, is called “the Edo period”, and lasted for
a long time.
A: How long did it last?
Oh, let me see…very long…(全然思い出せない！！！何代将軍で、とか言いたいのに、せめて何年くらい続いたか考えるけど…)
A: Maybe 300 years.
300, yes, sorry, I have to study more. (と言ったけど多分聞こえていない…)
A: OK. Let’s move on to the next question. When do Japanese people wear
Kimono, I love wearing kimono. These days many Japanese wear kimono only
on a few occasions such as new year holidays, wedding receptions. However,
on Coming-of- Age Day, a large number of young women wearing kimono can
A: You like wearing kimono? How often do you wear kimono?
Except in summer, I wear kimono once or twice a month.
A: When do you wear KIMONO?
When I meet my friends or go to see kabuki, I usually wear kimono.
A: Please tell us about the story of kimono, or recommend wearing kimono.
Yes. A long, long time ago, about 15 years ago, I worked for the clothing
company, and belonged to the trading division. So we often invited some
foreign guests and clients to the party. On such occasions, I wore kimono.?
Our foreign guests were surprised.
A: Oh, really? Why were they surprised? Kimono was beautiful?
I suppose that they had never seen a real kimono, a real woman wearing
A: I see. Thank you.
A,B,C: (なんとなく全員で)Thank you. ありがとうございました。