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A:Good Afternoon.

Good Afternoon.

A: Please have a seat.

Thank you.

B: Please tell us your name and where you live.

My name is... I live in...

A: Thank you. Now, I will play a role of foreign tourist, and you will a role of tour guide. I will ask you some questions about Japanese history, culture and other things.

Okay.

A: There are many sightseeing spots in Japan. Where do you recommend visiting?

I recommend that you visit Mt. Fuji. Near Mt. Fuji, there is a resort area around Lake Kawaguchi and is a nice place to view this mountain. It is perfectly cone-shaped and very beautiful. Also it is a symbol of Japan.

(質問者だけでなく、横の二人ともアイコンタクトがあるように気をつけながら、そしてなるべく大きな声で笑顔を作って答えた。)

A: I see. In Japan, where are there paddy fields? Where do they plant rice seedlings?

There are many places, but one of the most famous places is Niigata Prefecture. It is famous for its rice production and has a famous rice brand, Koshihikari, which is one of the best quality rices. It tastes very good.

A: What is the national sport in Japan?

Uh.. The national sport is Sumo.

A: How is it played? Please explain about Sumo.

Well, Sumo is a traditional Japanese style of wrestling. There are two contestants and they have a match in a ring. Sumo wrestlers wear a loin cloth and the topknot. So, their looks are very traditional. As for Sumo rules, two contestants match against one another in a ring. When any part of the body except the soles touches the ground, or one of the contestants is pushed out of the ring, the match is decided.

A: I see. Okay. What is the charm about Japanese summer?

The charm... Depends on the locations, summer is different in Japan. In Tokyo, summer is very humid. But if you go to Hokkaido in summer time, it is very nice and cool. So, if you visit Japan in Summer, I recommend that you go to Hokkaido.

(質問の答えから少しずれている気がしたのでまずいと思って)

Also, Japan is the island and has ocean around us. So, there are many beaches, and you can enjoy swimming at the beach in many places in summer.

A: What are the traits of the foreign visitors that are rude to Japanese?

Ummm...(Traitsと言われて詰まってしまった。そしてどのように答えたらいいか分からず、数秒間沈黙してしまった。)

A: I mean what is the bad behavior of foreign tourists?

(何を言えばいいか全く思いつかなかったので)

Japanese people understand that foreign people have different backgrounds and customs. So, I believe in many cases, Japanese are tolerant and friendly to foreign visitors.

(これを言うのが精一杯でした。)

A: Why are there so many hot springs in Japan?

Well, there are many volcanic mountains in Japan and hot springs come from volcanic activities.
That's why there are so many hot springs in Japan.

(なぜと聞かれたのでそれ以外頭に浮かばなかった。)

A: Which Japanese castle do you recommend?

I recommend that you visit Himeji castle in Himeji prefecture..., no, Hyogo prefecture.

A: Why is the Himeji castle? What is good about it?

It is one of the World Heritage sites, so it is a beautiful castle. The appearance of the castle is said to be like a white heron. It has a magnificent and calm atmosphere.

A: Thank you.

C: ここからは日本語で質問します。日本語で結構ですので、通訳ガイド試験に合格したら、どのようなガイドになりたいか答えてください。

はい。私が通訳ガイド試験に合格させていただきましたら、日本の素晴らしいところを積極的に探し、理解をして、それを外国人観光客の方々に伝えることのできるガイドになりたいと思っております。

C: ありがとうございました。

ありがとうございました。

A: Thank you.

Thank you. Good bye.



 
 
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