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A: Hello. (笑顔).

Hello.

A: Please sit down.

Thank you.

A: What’s your name?

My name is …. Just call me …. Nice to meet you.

A: (笑顔)

C: Where do you live?

I live in ….

(Aうなずいている)

A: Please suppose I’m a foreign tourist.

(うなずく)

A: Why are there many onsen resorts in Japan?

(基本的な質問なのに答えをきちんと用意していなかったため、言葉に詰まり少し間があく)

It is said that hot springs are the blessing of volcanic activities. And Japan has many active volcanoes. Therefore, there are many hot springs in Japan. (意味が通じているか不安になってCを見るとうなずいているので安心し、答えを続ける) Also, Japanese people tend to like soaking in the bath, especially in onsen in order to relax. (A 笑顔)。For these reasons, there are many onsen resorts in Japan.

A: What is the most famous castle in Japan?

It is difficult to pick the one, but if I am forced to, I would pick Himeji Castle in Hyogo prefecture. It is designated as the World Heritage site. A famous shogun, Toyotomi Hideyoshi, once owned it. It looks like a white bird … I forgot the bird name in English. (It is nicknamed White Heron Castle because of its white wallsと言うべきだった…)Anyway, the castle is really worth visiting.

A: Where is the famous place for producing the Japanese staple food of rice?

Niigata prefecture is especially famous as a rice-producing area. It is blessed with pure water and fertile soil. So, the prefecture has good conditions for producing high-quality rice.

A: What is the national sport of Japan?

It’s sumo. Sumo is the traditional Japanese-style of wrestling. Two contestants are matched against one another in a ring. The one of them loses when any parts of his body except the soles of his feet touches the ground or he is pushed out of the ring. Six Sumo Grand Tournaments take place in a year. Three tournaments are held in Tokyo and one each in Nagoya, Osaka and Fukuoka. (300選にも出てきたし、直前セミナーでもすもうの話はとりあげられたので、他の質問に比べてうまく答えることができた)

B: 最後に日本語で質問します。通訳ガイドになったら、どんなガイドになるよう心がけたいと思いますか?

正確な日本の情報を外国人に伝えていきたいと思います。日本はこれまで外国の文化を吸収し、日本の文化と融合してきましたが、自分たちの文化を海外に紹介することはあまり積極的ではありませんでした。正しい日本の知識を伝えて、日本に対する偏見や誤解をなくしていきたいと思います。

B:(うなずいている。これで終わりますというようなことを言う)

ありがとうございました。

(違うドアから出ようとして、気づき、戻ろうとすると)

A: That’s OK.

This is the wrong door.

(指定されたドアから退出)



 
 
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