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A: Hello. Take a seat.

Thank you.

A: Please tell me your name and address.

My name is xxxx, and I live in Meguro Ward, Tokyo.

A: Let's assume I am a tourist and you are a tour guide. Let me ask you some questions.

OK

A: Please tell me the climate in Japan.

Japan has four clear-cut seasons, spring, summer, autumn, and winter. Also we have a rainy season in early summer. Summer is hot and humid. During the winter, it snows a lot on the Sea of Japan.

A: When do you recommend I should come to see cherry blossoms?

Spring is probably the best time of year to visit Japan. The temperatures are warm but not hot, there's not too much rain, and April brings the justly famous cherry blossoms and is a time of festivals.

A: What is Shogun?

Shogun is usually translated as “generalissimo”. Originally the title was given by the emperor to a commander- in- chief of the expeditionary army. Later it was given to the administrative feudal warrior, and lasted until the mid-19th century.
(300選を思い出しながら話したが記憶があいまいで、後半は使った言葉が的を得ていなかった。後半を正確には、Later, it developed into the official title given by the emperor to the administrative head of the country, Rule under the dictatorship of the shoguns lasted until the mid-19th centuryとすべきだった)

A: When did Shogun start?

(答えが不十分だったから、聞いてきたのだなと思った)

The term shogun was first used in the 8th century to refer to the military dictator.

(将軍のことを聞かれているのに、侍の始まりを言おうとしていたと後で気づいた)

A: Who do you think was the most important person historically in Japan?

(間をおいて)just one person?

A: Yes, this may be a tough question.

(間をおいて)Emperor Showa, Hirohito

A: Why do you think he is the most important?

He loved peace and opposed to war. More importantly, he contributed a lot to regain economic and political stability during the postwar era. I believe he is one of the most respected and beloved Japanese emperors. So, his reign was the longest of any historical Japanese emperor, and he oversaw many significant changes to Japanese society. That is why I think he is the historically most important person in Japan.

A: Do you mean changes from before the war to after?

Yes.

A: Thank you. Questions are all done.

You are welcome.

C: 日本語で質問します。

答えも日本語でいいのでしょうか?

C: 日本語で結構です。

C: どのような通訳ガイドになりたいと思いますか?

日本のことをよく知っていてそれを正確に伝えるのは勿論ですが、お客さんに親切にして、日本滞在をエンジョイしてもらい、日本に来て良かったと思っていただけるようにしたいと思っています。

C: 以上です。どうもありがとうございました。
A: Thank you.

Thank you!

(全体に、舌足らずで、文を成していなかったりした。あがっていたこともあるが、これが実力かと思い知らされた。時間が短く感じられ終わりと聞いたときは、えっもう?と思った。)



 
 
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