受験者( 48 ):女性
 

Good afternoon. (お辞儀をしながら入室)Nice to meet you. May I sit down? Thank you. When I am nerveous and serious, I will have an angry face. So don't feel bad.(笑われ,大丈夫だ。緊張するなと励まされる)
A: What is your name?

My name is XXX.
A: Nice to meet you.

Nice to meet you.
A: What kinds of trouble do you think foreign travellers will have when they visit Japan?

Foreign travellers feel uncomfortable the following Japanese customs: First, they have to take off their shoes in front of the entrance hall before entering the house. Second, they have a difficulty in taking a Japanese bath because they are familiar to just taking a shower. Japanese wash the body and rinse it before soaking in a bath water because the whole family uses the same bathwater. Foreign travellers may feel it is dirty.(また笑われる。気にしていない。もう慣れたと言っていた。)
A: Please explain Japanese writing system?(はっきり質問を覚えていなくて,このようなことを聞かれました。でも,答えの方向は間違っていなかったようです。)

Japanese language has three characters: Kanji, hiragana, and katakana. Kanji came from Chinese characters. Hiragana and katakana are phonetic characters modified from kanji. When we write sentences, we use the mixture of these three characters.
A: Why is Japanese writing system so complicated? (また,はっきり質問を覚えていないのですが,このようなことを聞かれました。でも,何故3種類もあるのか?と聞いていたようです。)

It is because the government thought it was difficult for Japanese to use only Chinese characters, so they modified it easier. Katakana is developed in order to express loan words. (また笑われました。日本人は馬鹿なのかと思われたのでしょうか?)
A: About history, after c, how did Japan change?

After v, Japan became a Democratic country. It got rid of feudal age. For example, Japan began a national election, a capital economic system, and stopped the class system.
A: Class system?

People in top class are warriors and people in low rank are slaves. (えた・ひにんが出なくて,困って奴隷と言いましたが,やはり尋ねられました。奴隷が日本にいたのか?と。しょうがなく,奴隷のような下級な人達とごまかし,また大笑いでした。)
A: How is it different of climate in Hokkaido and in Okinawa?

Hokkaido is located in the northern part of Japan, so it is very cold. Winter begins at the end of October and continues to the early March. People in Hokkaido have a lot of snow. Abashiri, the most northern part in Hokkaido, has minus 20 degrees Celsius. On the other hand, Okinawa has a mild climate. I have never been to Okinawa in December, but even in December, the temperature in Okinawa is around 15 degrees Celsius.(そんなに寒いのかとびっくりしていた。)
A: In winter, is Japan not a suitable traveling place?

You can enjoy traveling in Japan if you like skiing. I recommend you to go to Hokkaido during winter. Especially, Niseko has good ski resorts. Many skiers from abroad come to Niseko because Niseko has many kinds of slopes, so from beginners to experts can enjoy skiing there. At night, you also enjoy hot springs. (自分はスキーができないので初心者でも滑れるスロープがあるのはいいなとニセコという言葉を覚えようとしていた。今度機会があれば行くつもりらしい。雪質のことを言えば良かったと後で後悔。)
B:That's all for today. Thank you.

(突然はじめて日本人の面接官が話したので,別の質問が来ると思ったら,終わりですと言われ,もう終わり?と思った。)
Thank you very much for listening to my speech. Thank you.
丁寧に挨拶をして退室。全部で8〜10分くらいでした。退室した後ですごく緊張してきて,無我夢中だったんだと気づきました。

 

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