受験者( 143 ):男性
 

試験官は2名。向かって右側に50歳程度の日本人女性と左側におそらく米国人と思われる30歳程度の男性。
日本人女性Aは最初と最後の挨拶のみ、きれいな英語であった。外国人Bは大変に明るくよくしゃべる人で、やや早口であるもののわかりやすく、聞き取りにくく感じたことは全く無かった。
約9分間の面接であった。
Good Morning! How are you?
A: Good morning, I’m fine thank you. How are you?
I’m very fine, thank you.
A:かばんは後ろの机において、いすに座ってください(日本語で言われた気がする)
A: Can I have your name, please.

Yes. My name is ---
A: Where do you live?
I live in ... city.
A: ... Prefecture?

Yes, ... is a capital of ... prefecture.
B: I am a traveler and I like winter sports. Can you tell me where a good place to enjoy winter sports is?
Well, as you may know, Japan is a mountainous country and there are many good skiing or snowboarding resorts. If you do not have enough time, I recommend you to go to Naeba. Naeba is only two ours drive from Tokyo.
B: I do not have a driving license. Can I go there by train?
Yes, you can take a Shinkansen, bullet train, heading to Niigata. Naeba is very close to the train station.
B: Is there anything to do other than skiing?
Yes, many ski resorts offer you hot springs. You can enjoy hot springs after skiing and relax.
B: Can you suggest some etiquette foreign people should know in hot springs.
Yes, you can not wash yourself in the bath tub. You should take shower outside the bath tub.
B: Ok, I will change the subject. I heard that some big battle held in Hakodate before. Can you tell me something about that?
Well, Hakodate.? Yes. At the end of Edo period or beginning of Meiji period, the last people of Tokugawa government fought with new government people in Hakodate.
B: Why in Hakodate?
Tokugawa government gave up the capital Edo, now Tokyo, to prevent Edo from fire, and run away to north, through Tohoku and finally to Hokkaido.
B: They were escaped to Hokkaido?
Yes, correct.
B: What is Shogun?
Shogun is a top post of military government. Actually, Emperor appoints Shogun but Emperor is only a symbol and Shogun has a real power in the government.
B: Beside traditional aspects, I have strong interest in modern industry. Where can I study some of them and what industry is best to know?
Automotive industry is the most important in Japan. You may know the name TOYOTA, HONDA or NISSAN.
B: Yes, I know well.
Some automobile maker will open there factory to the public in some time. There are big factories such as Toyota in Aichi, Honda in Saitama or Nissan in Kyushu. You can see the most modern technologies there.
B: Do they open anytime?
No, they will open only in some special day, such as the date they started the business and so on.
B: This is a last question. I like to enjoy typical Japanese food. Which one do you recommend?
Yes, there are so many typical dishes, but Sushi should be the best. As our office is in Tsukiji, famous for the biggest fish and vegetable market, I can take you the best sushi restaurant. There are many kind of sushi but I recommend you to take nigiri-zusi.?
B: What is nigiri-zusi?
On top of a small rice ball with vinegar, we put a slice of raw fish such as tuna, squid or others. We eat with soy sauce, just dip in a small pot of soy sauce.
B: It sounds nice. Thank you very much.
Thank you very much indeed. I really enjoyed. Good bye!
A/B: Thank you very much. Good bye.
北海道はある程度予測していたのだが、洞爺湖や知床ばかり調べており函館は盲点であった。五稜郭のこととか、もっとたくさん知っているのにと思っても後の祭り。現代の産業にしてもコンピュータ・ゲーム=秋葉原とくれば楽であったと気がついたが、後の祭り。普通におしゃべりをしただけで、詰まることが無かったので、終わったときにはホッとしたが、こうして書いてみるとこちらの知識を十分に開示することが出来なかったことが明らかで、大いに悔いが残る。

 

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