受験者( 124 ):女性
 

試験会場係の方がドアを開けて入るように促してくれたので、失礼します、といって入室、椅子まで行って、かばんを椅子に立てかけ、そーと椅子にかけて May I sit here? と聞き Sure といわれて腰掛ける。
B: May I have your name please?

My name is .......... .
B: Where do you live?

I live in .......... city in .......... prefecture.
A: Let's start question.
A: What is ENKA?

Oh, Enka is Japanese traditional...
Let me begin again, Enka is one of Japanese popular songs,especially popular among elderly people.
Popular themes of ENKA is love, sadness of parting,and beautiful Japanese scene .. Ah- ENKA is singing about beautiful Japanese scene, also.
A: What kind of music popular in Japan among young people?

I think many kind of songs are popular, like pops, rock music and easy listening songs, I believe.
A: Could you tell me about one J-POP singer?
Oh-, I like KOBUKURO, they are 2 men group, they sing very well and their original songs are very nice.
A: What kind of TV-show are popular in Japan?

Oh, TV-show? I think ,now in Japan, Variety-show is popular in Japan.
Oh, and some soap operas are popular, too.
A: How about Korean dramas?

Oh, yes, several years ago, Korean actor and actress were so popular in Japan and so many Japanese enjoy watching the Korean drama, and nowadays more many kind of Korean TV-programs comes in Japan. still they are popular.
(確かここで聞かれたと思いますが)
A:In Japanese history , were there any women ruler?

ruler..? Could you say it again please?
A: Were there any women ruler? like emperor or prime minister?

Yes, there were several women emperor in Japanese history.
(余計なことは墓穴を掘ると思い、これで切り上げる)
A: If major earthquake occur, what should I do?

Un, If you are in like private house, you should turn off fire like cooking heater or electricity, then you should go under like the dinning table. and if you are in public place like, a department store or a train station, you should not panic and you should listen announcement first, then you should follow the announcement.
A: 最近の日本での大きな地震について教えてください。

It was Great Hanshin-Awaji earthquake. it occurred in 1995.
more than 6000people were killed and Kobe city area including Awaji island got severe damage.
A: Tell me about Geisha and Maiko.
Oh, Geisha is like companion. They have trained singing, playing music dancing and communications.
They make your sake-drinking party fun very much.
And Maiko , They have trained especially for dancing, and their kimono wearing is little different.
A: Where can I see Geisha?
I recommend you to visit Kyoto, Gion area.
You can see Geisha there.
A: Can I pay for them, Geisha?

Yes, I think so. But I think you should make an appointment first, So You should ask a Japanese traditional restaurant first, then the owner of the restaurant arranges inviting Geisha for you.
A:Tell me how to get Kyoto from here Tokyo.
You should go to Tokyo station first and get the shinkansen, the super express train, It takes about 2 hours.
A:How much does it cost? Is that expensive?

Un, Japanese public transportation is usually expensive than other countries..., I believe it cost about 15000yen, for one way for one person.
A:The test is finished.

(あっけにとられているともう一度終わりですといわれて、挨拶もそこそこに、後ろのドアから出るんですか?と確認して、退室。)
(各質問で、答えが不十分だったせいか次々と質問されたかんじでした、時間は10分以上でした、控え室に入り、次の方が5分くらいで現れたのには驚き・・・。)(試験官の印象としてはネイティブの方は若くて優しい感じ、私の答えに不十分さを感じつつ、フォローしながら見てくれたように思います、日本人の方は、私のはじめの質問で、演歌をTraditional Japanese..と言いかけたとたんに、顔がゆがんだので、以降はその方を見ると答えられなくなると思い、質問者だけを見て最後まで話しました。)

 

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