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【英語】外国人へのインタビュー結果

こんにちは、広島市の四技能型英語塾、スクール今西英語学院の今西一太です。今回は8月4日に行われた「外国人から見た日本」講座の調査結果レポートを発表しようと思います。調査もがんばってくれましたが、レポートも力作ぞろいです。それではどうぞ!

(1) Miyu S.

I think it was interesting to ask to the visitors. Well, I made two graphs, so please look at them.

First, our group asked to 10groups, and all of them were from Europe. The other group had asked to European, too. But they asked to other area’s people, so I thought they were better than ours.

  I asked to 4groups, and I want to show you the graph of “What Japanese food do visitors like?” The results are as follows.

I was surprised that there was an answer of “taiyaki” or “water”. German person answered water is good. I think because in Germany, the water is hard water, so we can’t drink that. But in Japan, some companies sell running water. It means, Japan’s water is delicious. So, I think he felt the water is delicious.
 

(2) Kokone S.

        I had some surprising points having this interview.  The first point was that even though Hiroshima is not a very big city, many people had chosen for their first time trip to Japan.  I didn’t expect that so many people would choose to come to Hiroshima for their first trip.  Maybe it was because of the season.  It was near to the 6th of August, so they decided to come to Hiroshima.  The second thing I was surprised was that most of the people who visited Japan, and we interviewed were from Western countries.  In total, our group interviewed 11 people, and only one of them was not from Western countries. This reminded me the story of “100 richest people all over the world”.  In the ranking of this, only a few black people, or Asian people can be found.  Most of them are from Western countries.   From this, I thought, “Maybe more people are rich in Western countries, so they have money to come to Japan.”  I am not sure, if my hypothesis is right,but this was what I thought.  The impression after they came to Hiroshima was good in all of the answers.  Some of them talked about the weather, others talked about the people, or about the city.  I was happy to hear that the city of Hiroshima was more modern than he thought from a boy from America.  From these results, I didn’t expect that so many people came to Japan for the first time, and chose Hiroshima, most of the people were from Western countries, and the impressions were very different in people.
 

(3) Miyu K.

 In this program, we asked some questions to foreigners. Our group asked people from Spain, U.S.A, Germany, Switzerland, France, Denmark and Macau. Most of them came to Japan for the first time but those from Macau had come here 5 times before.

We asked their impressions of visiting Japan. The answers were as follows: beautiful, comfortable, historical, interesting, friendly, and so on. They said they decided to visit to Japan because of the good impressions. As an extra question, I asked what their second language is. Most of them speak second language in addition to their mother tongue. I didn’t know that Danish people learn German in high school.  Through this program, I surprised at the English skills of foreigners. Even if their mother tongue is not English, they can communicate in English. I hope more and more Japanese people will communicate in English like them. Foreigners have the good impressions of Japan. I want more Japanese people to share the good points of Japan by using English.
 

(4) Yuri O.

On 4 August, I did interviews to the people visiting Hiroshima Peace Memorial Park. Because it was just before 6 August, there were more foreigners than usual so we could ask questions to many people. The theme was “How are foreigners looking Japan?”. Following this topic, we asked about ten questions. I would like to thank those who spent their important time to our interview. Our questions had mainly three parts. About respondent themselves, Japan and atomic bomb. Somehow, all the respondents were from Europe. Most of them came Japan as a trip, and some had already gone to many places. Each person had different reasons why they chose Japan for their destination, but many of them said that they were interested in Japan. Their impression of Japan were all good. Some people said that Japan is cultural, clean and interesting. I was surprised that many people liked Japanese food and knew many of them. For example, Sashimi, Sushi, Tenpura, Ramen, Udon etc. We also asked if they studied about atomic bomb at their school. Most of them said, yes but little. I recognized that in many countries, Hiroshima and Nagasaki is just a part of WWII. Though, many people visit Hiroshima from all over the world. I think this is important thing to not forget about this tragic event. Every respondent said it was not right to drop atomic bomb. It was unfortunate that we couldn’t interview visiter from the USA, however, I could see that it was same all over the world, that atomic
bomb is not good. Through this interview, I could find that many foreigners like Japan, and they thought atomic bomb is completely dangerous. I hope more people to know about Hiroshima, and make the world without nuclear weapons.

 

(5) Momo K.

Interviewing for foreign visitors

We asked some questions about Japan.

Q1. Where are you from?

  1. Spain 2, Israel, and, Belgium 2

We could interview 6 groups.

I was surprised to see results.

I expected that about half people in the park were from north America, south America and Asia. But group came from Europe.

Q2. What is your Japan trip plan? Where have you been and, where will you go?

1 Tokyo

2 Kyoto

3 Nara

Foreign visitors who visit Hiroshima go to many places in Japan.

Q3-1. Why did you come to Japan?

  1. Foods, culture, histories, sight…

 Q3-2. Do you know any Japanese artiste? Who is your favorite?

    A1.No, I don’t know. I forget name.

A2.A young woman from Switzerland likes Mr. Children and E-girls.

I thought some Japanese idols are famous in the world.

There is very nice singer in Japan. I want them listen J-POP.

Q3-3 What is your favorite Japanese food?

  1. Sushi, sashimi, ramen, okonomiyaki, shumai, beef …

  We had a lively conversation with them about Japanese food.

Q4. Did you learn about Atomic Bomb at your scool?

  1. Yes 5  No 1

  They learned about World War 2 rather than Atomic Bomb.

Q5. Is it right to drop it?

  1. No 6

  A women said that “is there anyone who says Yes? I hope every body say No.”. I was glad to hear that.

 

Through this experience, I realized that many people speak English as a foreign language. If I can speak English much better, I can communicate with people from many different countries. I’ll study English harder.   
 

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