受験者( 12 ):男性
 

面接官が2名だったのでオヤッと思ったが、入室し椅子まで行った。カバンやコートを置けという指示がなく、空いている長テーブルを指し、「Good morning, may I put my coat here?」と聞き、「Please.」といわれて座る。
B:May I have your name, and where did you come from?
My name is ..., I live in ... ward, ....
A:When do Japanese take bath?
Most Japanese take bath every evening.
A: Why do they take bath?
I think there are two reasons.
(試験官Aが、オヤッ!という感じで見を乗り出す。)
One is to relax and take off the stress during the day, and the other is to warm the body, especialy in the winter.
A: How about in the summer? (体を温めるといったので夏はどうなのかと聞いたのだと思う)
During the summer, we take bath earlier, so that we can enjoy cold beer, if you are an adult.(試験官2人が笑う。)
A: Why are there so many hot springs in Japan.
Because Japan has volcanoes. (火山地帯の上にあるといいたかったが、火山地帯という単語がでてこないので、underground volcanoesと表現した。女性試験官Bが納得したように笑ってくれたので、気持ちが落ち着いた。)
Japan is a mountainous caountries, and most of them are active volcanoes.? That why we have many hot springs.(何故、温泉の話題になったのか失念。温泉のことを聞かれ「草津温泉」のことを説明する。)
Kusatsu Hotspring is famous for the content of minerals.? Minerals are supposed to be good for health.
A:How many minerals are there ?
I don't know the exact numbers, but I think it is four or six.? Kusatsu Hotspring is supposed to be very good to cure illness.? We have a saying.? It is "Kusatsu Hotspring can sure all illness, except love illness.(ここでも女性試験管が笑い、若い男性試験管も笑い、続けて)
A: Do you know any hotspring that can cure love illness?
Sorry, I don't know.? I've never hear one yet.
A: From Osaki to Tokyo, what do you take?
I definitely take a bullet train, or shinkansen.? Because the train stations are close to the downtown, and conveient to go there.? Airports in Osaka and Tokyo are too far.
A: Which airport is more convenient in Osaka?
Itami airport is.? Kansai International Airport is too far, and it takes more than one hour from Osaka city. The same thing is at Narita Airport.
A:How much does it cost?
I don't know the normal fare, because I always buy discount tickets. I cann't aford the normal fare.? Discount tickets cost about 12,000 to 13,000 yen.?
A:What does it cost the most expensive fare?
I'm sorry I don't know, but I know what type of fare is the most expensive. It is a Green Car with reserved seat.(ここでも女性試験管がニコッと笑って頷いてくれた。)
A:When was the last shogun?
Do you mean the year of the last shogun?
A:Yes.
It was 1868, when the Meiji Restoration started.(ここでも徳川慶喜の名前がでてこない。しかたがないので、最後の将軍が自主的に城を明渡し、無血革命だったことを言った。)
A:(なんと言ったか忘れたが、無血革命でよかったという内容のことを言った。)
(唐突に「Thank you very much.」とい言われたので、これで面接が終わったと思い、You are most welcome.というべきところ、ついThank you very much, I enjoyed the interview.といって立ち上がり退室した。)
(面接時間を非常に短かく感じたがこうして書いてくると色々な内容を聞かれていた。会話形式であったので日本に興味ある友人が質問し、それに答える感じであった。知識そのものの質問がなかったので、どこで評価され合否の判断がされるのかはっきりしない。I don't knowを多用したため、結果は???。)

 

 

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