受験者( 148 ):女性
 

May I come in?
A,B:Yes, please.
May I sit here?
A,B:Yes, please have a seat.
A:What is your name and where do you live?
My name is .... I live in .... City, .... Pref.
B:Now I will ask you some questions. Please explain about rainy season in Japan.
In Japan, rainy season comes between spring and summer. It’s about middle of June to July.
まだ、答えを求めているように見つめられたので
It is necessary to make good rice.
B:Please explain the climate of Okinawa and Hokkaido in winter.
In winter, the climate of Okinawa is mild, not too cold or too hot, about 15 Centigrade.
But you cannot swim. It's a bit cold to swim. In Hokkaido, the climate of winter is very cold. It snows a lot.
B:What is the difference between Shinto Shrines and Buddhist Temples?
In Shinto Shrine, there is a Torii. It's a gate, consisted of two upright posts connected at the top by two horizontal crosspieces. It is believed to ward off evil spirit. On the other hand Buddhist temple has doors as gate and there is usually cemetery inside.
(かなり身振りも入れて説明した。)
B:I want to do fishing in Japan. Where and what kind of fish can I fish in Japan?
(私は釣りの経験がないのでこの質問にはとても困りました。)
Well, there are hot currents and cold currents around Japan. And there are some parts where hot current and cold current meet and makes good fishing point. So you can find any kind of fish in all around Japan.
B:Please name some in specific.
Oh, I don't know the name of fish in English, but you can fish AJI or IWASHI in Tokyo, you can eat it in raw. Oh, SANMA is very delicious in autumn.
B:Where can I fish SANMA?
Oh, SANMA is usually caught in colder part such as Hokkaido or Akita Pref.
B:Can I fish SANMA in Osaka?
No, you cannot.
B:How about in Tokyo?
It is said that SANMA of Meguro was very delicious during Edo Period. So you can fish SANMA in Tokyo.
(私は釣りの知識が全く無くこの質問はかなり突っ込まれてしまいました。)
B:What did the Meiji Restoration bring to Japan?
Well, before the Meiji Restoration, Tokugawa government took the isolation policy, so except a few particular people, most of Japanese could not know about Western culture. But after the Meiji Restoration, all the people can know the Western culture.
(もっと身分制度とか言いたかったのですが、そのまえの釣りの質問の動揺が残っていて、ここまでしか言えませんでした。)
B:I want to go to ONSEN with swimming suit. Is it OK, if I wear swimming suit?
Well, ONSEN is a place to take a bath, so you had better not wear swimming suit.
B:OK. That’s all. Now you may leave.
Thank you very much and good bye.
A,B:Good bye.
(とにかく常にニコニコと相手の顔を見て話すことに専念しました。釣りの質問以外はほとんど突っ込まれずタンタンとどんどん質問されました。)

 

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