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B: Please tell me your name and where you live.
Yes. My name is XXX. I live in ..............
A: Let me ask you several questions. (だったと思います。)Why is Tokyo's air dry in winter?

Well, let me see. The typical climate in Japan is that when in summer, it is very humid, and when in winter, it is very dry.(と時間稼ぎのために一般的なこと言いました。)Why it is dry in winter is that in winter wind comes from north, and usually wind (which) comes from north is very cold and dry. That's why the air is dry in winter.(説明になっていないのをわかっていながら答えが思い浮かびませんでした。後で考えたら、地理の基本的な知識を問うていただけと気づきました。)
A: Tell me about the features of Buddhist statues.

Well. The typical type of Buddhist statue is that he sits on the floor with legs crossed. And hands is(are) something like this.(自分でやってみせました。)meditating, and usually eyes are closed, and made of wood.
A: Where can I see the Buddhist statues?

The most famous one is in Nara, Todaiji temple. It is very big, about 10 meters height, I think, even he is sitting. And there is also one in Kamakura, which is also very famous. Those are two major Buddhist statues in Japan.
A: What should I do when earthquake are coming?

Well, let me see. When you are inside of buildings or house, lights and glass break and hurt your body so hide under a table to protect your head. When you're outside, please follow police officers or other persons who instruct you to the exit. (建物の外の説明になっていないと感じましたが、試験官は突っ込まずに次の質問にいきました。試験官は最後まで一度もつっこみませんでした。)
A: When is the typhoon season?

The season begins from the begining of summer to beginig of autumn.(台風の説明をしようとしたのですが言葉が出てこず詰まってしまいました。)
A:How about this year? Were there tyhoons here?(この質問は曖昧です。)

This year, we have several typhoon as usual.
A:I heard about Akihabara where is famous for consumer electrical appliances. When I go to Akihabara, what (store) do you recommend?

What do you want to buy?
A: Anything. Camera, PC, whatever.

(この質問は『どういった製品をおすすめするか?』と勘違いしました。次の人の面接が聞こえてきてあきらかにお店のことを聞いていたので自分にもお店のことを聞いたのだと思います。)
Well, I recommend products made in Japan. Made in Japan goods last longer until broken than those of any other countries. But they are more expensive. (もう少ししゃべったのですがあまりにもしどろもどろで思い出せません。)
A: I heard about Geisha, Geiko, Maiko. What's the difference?

What differentiates Maiko and Geisha is ages. Maiko is younger than Geisha.
And Geisha is well trained in dancing, singing , and traditional Japanese arts. Maiko are trainees who is trained to be Geisha.
(芸妓のことはわからなかったので説明をしませんでした。)
A: What is "Enka"?

Well, let me see, enka is traditional Japanese music. The themes are heart breaking, parting, and love. Like country music in the US, enka has distinct musical and singing style. (この質問は前の人の面接でも聞かれており、とっさに300選でチェックしたのですがキーワードしか思い出せず完璧な回答はできませんでした。)
A: Thank you very much.

Thank you very much.

(全体の感想:決まった質問をすべての受験者に同じように聞いているような感じでした。回答に対して一度もつっこまれませんでした。本番は模擬面接のときより2倍くらい緊張してとんちんかんな回答をいくつかしてしまいました。とくに気候の質問と秋葉原の質問の回答は自分でも恥ずかしいです。しどろもどろになることが多く自分の表情は固かったと思います。

 

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