B: What is your name? And where are you
My name is XXX, and I live in .....city.
A: I'm going to ask you several questions. What is "Tsuyu"?
It is the season between spring and summer, and we have much rain.
A: Does it rain every day?
Not every day, but almost every day. Because of the rainy season,
we get a good harvest.
A: What kind of fish do you get around the Sea of Japan?
Tuna. We get tuna in a big ship.
A: What kind of fish do you like best?
I like tuna best.
A: Is tuna the best in Sashimi?
Yes, I like tuna best in Sashimi.
A: What is the difference between Shinto Shrine and Buddhist Temple?
Both are the places we worship. But as for Shinto shrines, gods
of Shintoism are placed and as for Buddhist temples, Buddha is placed.
A: When do you go to shrines and temples?
We go to shrines on auspicious occasions such as wedding, shichi-go-san,
and when a baby is born. As for the temples, we go there on such
occasions connected with the death.
A: I'd like to ask you about Japan's geographical features.
What are they?
Japan is a mountainous country and has many volcanoes, so there
are many hot springs in Japan.
A: Can I bathe in a hot spring with my swim
Well, it depends on places, but there are some places where you
can bathe with your swim wear on like the hot springs in hotels.
A: That's very nice. What effects did the Meiji Restoration give
There was "the seclusion policy" in Japan and after it
opened the country, by the Meiji Restoration, both modernization
and westernization took place. Also we cherished our own culture,
A: When were the Summer Olympics held last in Japan?
Well, they were about twenty years ago...no, it was a mistake.
They were about forty-four years ago when I was a little child.
A: That is a correct answer. (laughing) But
it was a silly question. I'm sorry. I was also a little child at
that time and I remember.
A: What part of Japan do you like best in Japan, and want to take
I like Kamakura best, because I live in Kamakura city.
A: What is the charm of Kamakura?
It is that it has the beautiful seashore and many historical sites.
A: What temple do you like best in Japan?
I like the Houryuji Temple the best. It is in Nara prefecture and
was built in ancient times. It is the oldest wooden temple in Japan
and even in the world. And it is the world heritage.
A: This is the last question. Why do you want to be a tourist guide?
I have many friends in the United States and in Australia.
And they are more and more interested in Japanese culture these
I want to introduce them Japanese deep sophisticated culture as
a tourist guide.
A: Thank you very much.
Is this the end of the interview?
A:Yes, it is.（にこやかに）
Thank you. I enjoyed the interview.(こう言ったときは、二人の試験官がすでに話し合いを始めていて、聞いていなかったようです。）