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ドアを入って挨拶。
Good afternoon.
A,B; Good afternoon.
B; please have a seat.

Thank you.
B; What is your name and where are you live in?

My name is XXX, I live in ..... ward, in ......
A; OK, now I ask you some question about Japan. Please give me an answer.

Yes, Please.(といってうなずいた。)
A; My friend told me that be cautious with Typhoon. But I do not know about that. Please tell me about that and how often do we have those?

Typhoons are violent tropical storms which often strike Japan from June through September.
About 30 typhoons grow up east of Philippine every year, but actually only 3 or 4 of them reach Japan and influence.....(言葉に詰まること7秒くらい。。。)and give big damage almost throughout Japan.
A; Oh, there are numerous typhoons! 30? So when can I visit Japan?

I recommend you to visit Japan in spring, because it is neither too cold nor too hot, weather is mild, and you can enjoy cherry blossoms viewing.
They are in full bloom on the end of March or on the beginning of April, You can see them throughout Japan.
Especially I recommend you to visit Chidorigafuchi, in Chiyoda ward, and Inokashira Park in Kichijoji, Musashino City to see cherry blossoms.
A: OK.

Were there any women rulers in Japanese history?
Yes, there was a woman ruler called Himiko, But in fact, She is very mysterious, (Figureを言い忘れる。)but surely she administered Japan (詳細をいえませんでした。)
A: So, were there any other women rulers?

Sorry? (と聞き直し。身を前にかなりのりだしてしまった。)
A: Were there other women rulers???

Yes, there were some, but now, for now, As long as the Imperial Household Law should be changed, it might be difficult for women to ascend the throne or administer Japan!!
(RULER,つまり支配者とは関係のない天皇の話しに話題を変えてしまう。
 頭が真っ白で文法も自制も正しくなかった。)
A:(優しい方で話題に乗ってくれました。)

Oh, so do you think The Imperial Household Agency should be changed??
I hope so.(Yes. とも答えず。)
Because Japanese society is getting more egalitarian, both men and women are becoming equal concerning .......(再び長い間)talent!! ( talented のつもりで言ってしまいました。)
A: OK. Last, question, what is Enka? My friend told me Japanese like it. Can you explain it?

Well, Enka is a unique music. It has a unique singing style and melody...It is especially popular among elderly people. It is like Country in the U.S. So it is popular....(同じことを繰り返してしまいました。)And there are lots of Enka singers throughout Japan.
A: Do you like Enka?

Ah, sometimes it is OK, but I like listening to POPS and Rocks rather than Enka.
A: Thanks.(Bの方を見る。Bとアイコンタクトをとり、双方うなずく。)
B: OK. That is all for today. Thank you very much.

Thank you very much.
(といって深々お辞儀。)
(ドアを出る前にもう一度 サンキュウと言うが、お二人とも何やら書くのに忙しい模様でした。)
(感想; リラックスするよう心がけましたがやはり緊張してしまい 途中、言葉に詰まることが多く、しばしば目をそらしてしまう場面 がありました。文法も自制も決して完璧ではありませんでしたがやる気はアピールできましたし、返答に全て答えることはできたように思います。試験官が2人でした。最後の日本語での質問がなかったのがとっても気になりました。2人の場合はないのかなあ?それとも・・・とちょっと不安です。)

 

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