受験者( 63 ):女性
 

日本人男性がドアをあけ迎えにくる
A : 次の方どうぞ

Hello(人数が少なく、また試験官が笑顔だったのでホット一言でてしまった)
A,B : Please put your coat and bag there Yes, Thank you. (いすの横へ立つ)
A,B : Please have a seat

Yes... Good Morning, how are you?
A,B : Fine, thank you. And you?

Fine, thank you.
A : Please tell me your name and address.

My name is XXX. I'm from ..... city, ..... Prefecture.
B : Ok, now, I heard there are some wonderful spots to see Mt. Fuji. Where can I see that?

Yes, I would recommend Lake Ashi in Hakone. The lake is a caldera lake caused by an eruption of Mt. Hakone 300 years ago. The view from Lake Hakone in the back of Mt. Fuji is so beautiful.
B : How can I go there from Tokyo.

To get Hakone from Tokyo, I would recommend you to take Shinkansen, a bullet train and get off Odawara station. It takes about an hour. Then from Odawara, you can take local train or bus. To get Lake Ashi, it takes another one hour.
B : I heard there are many hot spring resorts in Hakone. Is that true?

Yes, it's true. There are many hot spring resorts in Hakone. You can enjoy a view of Mt. Fuji and traditional Japanese Inn, Ryokan. I would recommend staying overnight there.
B : Why Japan has so many hot springs?

This is because Japan is surrounded by earthquake plate. Moreover, we have many active volcanos, about 105 or so. (地震プレートがわからなかった)
B : Oh, that's so many!

But please do not worry. Active volcano is defined as a volcano with record of one time eruption in 1000 years. So it doesn't erupt all the time. We don't have to worry about it.
B : Oh, Good to hear for that. I am also interested in Osaka. Will you tell me how to go there from Tokyo?

You can take a bullet train from Tokyo. It takes about 3 hours. You can also take an airplane from Haneda to Osaka. It depends on what time you like to leave Tokyo or what time you like to arrive at Osaka.
B : Which do you recommend?

I would like to recommend you to take a bullet train because you can enjoy a beautiful view of Mt. Fuji on the way of Osaka.
B : Sound nice. Is there any cheapest way?

You can take a bus but takes more than 10 hours. If you can survive enough, then you can take a bus, but....
B : No, I don't think so. I would like to take a bullet train. (ここまで内容が優しかったのでお互い談笑ムード。隣の男性が話すたび終始うなずいていたのですっかり安心してしまった)
B:I heard there are several class people in Edo period. What are they?

In Edo period, there were Daimyo, a feudal lord who governed each fief under the government of Bakufu. Bakufu was a government ruled by Shogun. And Shogun was a titled officially given by the emperor, and then later it developed an official title as a head of a country.
(とりあえず江戸時代の階級について何かいわなきゃ、と思いつつ、幕府と将軍と大名の3点セットは言わなくては...しかしまとめるのがしんどかった...)
B : How about general people?

You mean commoners?
B : Yes.

(えー? 一般人って何を話せば...と迷いながらも沈黙だけはさけたかったので必死でした)Commoners in the Edo period were creative. For example, they created kabuki, a Japanese traditional theater of drama. It depicts a story of commoner’s life in the Edo period.
B : How about people in lowest class?

Lowest class people? I...think they were farmers but I think it's a pity to say they were lowest because they support the government because they provided foods to government.
B : Yes, I think so too.
A,B : (顔を見合わせてストップウォッチを見て何かもそもそ話している。私を見て)Thank you.

(拍子抜けといった感じを受けた。桜やほかのことは聞いてくれないの?と思ったが)Is this all for today?
A,B: Yes, thank you.

I enjoyed the interview. Thank you very much for your time today. Good Bye.
A,B : Bye

(ハローの模擬面接でかなり際どい突っ込みを受けて練習したので、正直拍子抜けだった。日本人男性による日本語の質問はなく、とにかく次、といったかんじだった。江戸時代の人々の様子についてリサーチしていなかったので、今となっては歌舞伎のところはかなりいい加減な表現をしてしまったが 、隣の男性が最後までうなずいていたので、すっかり安心してしまった...。しかし、だからといってそのうなずきは何を意味するのか、終わった今でも気は抜けない気持ちがする)

 

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