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Hello
A:Please have a seat.
Thank you.
A:May I have your name please?
My name is ....
A:Where do you live?
I live in .... Ward in ....
A:Can you tell me when and where people enjoy cherry blossom viewing in Tokyo?
People enjoy cherry blossom viewing in spring. In Tokyo, people usually go to Ueno Park to enjoy cherry blossom viewing. They have a picnic under the trees. Sometimes the parties last late into the night and can become quite lively.
A:Why is cherry blossom so popular in Japan?
Because cherry trees are very beautiful and you can see them everywhere in Japan.
A:Is there Sakura in Okinawa?
No. There is no Sakura in Okinawa
(沖縄にさくらあるかどうかについてははっきりと分からなかったですが、とりあえずNoと答えた)
A:What are other flowers except Sakura in Japan?
We have tulip, chrysanthemum and so on in Japan.
(予想外の質問だし、お花のことについてはもともと詳しくないため心は慌てた)
A:When do Japanese wear Kimono?
Japanese wear kimono on some special occasions such as New Year Days, wedding ceremony and Coming-of-Age-Day.
A:Do all the people wear Kimono at the wedding ceremony?
No. Some people wear Kimono and some people wear western suits. It depends on the person.
(二人の試験官はうなずいた)
A:What did Japanese wear before Kimono and when did people begin to wear Kimono?
Kimono was developed in Edo Period.
(質問の前半は答えられなかった。後半もやっと答えたという感じ、自信は足りなかった)
A:When did Japanese people begin wearing western suits?
Japanese people began wearing western suits after the Meiji Restoration.
A:Where do you recommend me go shopping in Tokyo?
I recommend that you go shopping in Ginza. Ginza is the center of Tokyo and there are a lot of things for you to buy. But the prices there are very expensive. Also, you can go to Akihabara to buy some electronic goods.
A:Where can I buy cheap things in Tokyo?
You can buy cheap things in Shinjuku.
A:Ok. That's all for today. Thank you very much.
Thank you very much.
It was nice meeting you.

 

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