A:Good afternoon．Please sit down.
Good afternoon everyone. (やや緊張して)
A:Please sit down and relax.
B:Hello, let's start the test. So please show me your name and where you come from?
My name is .... I am from .... City, .... prefecture. My name .... is a bit hard to pronounce for American or British people. (Bがスマイルを浮かべて反応して聞いていた) Please call me .... for short. .... means ... or ....
B:I see. So I will ask you some questions about Japan.
B:Japan is a country of typhoon. So when and how many typhoons come to Japan?
Typhoons come in September or early October in Japan. They come several times in Japan. However many typhoons come in the southern parts of Japan such as Okinawa. In these areas there are more than ten times or so.
B:Is a typhoon dangerous?
If you prepare for the typhoon well，it is not dangerous But sometimes typhoons are dangerous.
Even some typhoons sometimes kill people.
B:So if an earthquake happens in Japan, what should I do?
The important thing is to go under the desk and wait patiently. Please do not try to move until it ends.
B:These days it is dry in Japan. Why is Japan so dry now?
In Japan? Where is it in Japan?
B:About Tokyo area.
I see. The dryness in Japan is because there are currents that prevent rain in Japan. Especially in Tokyo or Kanto is dry. However the area facing with Japan Sea area has a lot of snow and moisture. The show and moisture are prevented by mountains. It is something like a shield. So the Pacific area like Tokyo is dry.
B:OK, please tell me about the statues of Buddha.
Certainly sir, there are two famous statues of Buddha. Nara and Kamakura. The technique of making the statues of Buddha came from China about 700 AD. They were made with people’s hands.
B:I see. I would like to ask about politics. Is there a female Prime Minister in Japan?
It's a pity (主観の問題をいってしまい、まずいかなと思ったがそのままつづける)that there are not Japanese female Prime Ministers. But some political parties have female leaders so far such as social democratic party or Japanese socialist party.
B:I see. So, how about Japanese emperor?
There is no female emperor in Japan. But in the past there are some female emperors (empressesというべきだった。) in Japanese history such as the Edo and Yamato and Asuka periods.
B:Will you tell me something about Enka?
Enka is a kind of Japanese popular music. It can be compared to American country music. (Bがうなずき反応) It has its own peculiar sound and tone. The main themes of Enka are usually love, broken heart and love for home towns.
B:I see. So I would like to listen to Enka. Where can I listen to Enka?
It would be better to go to Record or CD shops. You can listen to Enka CDs or DVDs on the spot. And you can buy Enka CDs if you like after listening.
B:So I am interested in Japanese Geisha, Maiko and Geiko. Please explain the difference.
I see. All of them are specialized female entertainers. They are specially trained in music, musical instruments dancing and talking. Geisha is popular among many people. Geisha is often invited to ceremonies and parties. Maiko are a bit special people. They are invited or housed in certain houses such as rich people and prestigious families. They can be seen in Japanese old cities such as Kyoto.
B:How about the difference Geisha and Geiko?
(率直にいって不安であったが、不安を隠して普通に) Geisha are specially trained people and have a long experience of their working. Geiko are the people who are young and new entertainers.
B:OK, thank you. So I would like to buy electric appliances in Akihabara. Where do you recommend me to go?
There are many stores I would like to recommend・・
Let me see・・I would like to recommend Onoden. It is near from the station. And there are many floors in the store. You can buy some appliances on a certain floor and others on a different floor. So according to the floors, you can buy different kinds of electric appliances.
B:(かなりあっさりと) That' all for today.
(少し驚いて) Really? Is it the end?
B:Yes. Thank you. (Aも声に出さずに微笑んでいる）
(すこしおちついて) Thank you for giving me a chance today.
Thank you very much.
B:Have a nice day.
Please take care of yourself. (一度振り返り、出口のドアおところで)Thank you very much.