My name is Sato Yuina. I am a second year student in Gunma University. Last week, I came to LQA to learn about Sale & Marketing and I knew that LQA was planning to expand their business to Japan next year. About a quarter of staff can speak Japanese and are already familiar with Japan. So I wanted to test their knowledge about Japan and invited 5 LQA-ers who could speak Japanese to my interview named ‘Shabekuri006’.
Question #1: Have you been to Japan before? If yes, where were you?
Answer: Yes. These places include Osaka,Yamanashi, Ibaraki, Okinawa and Hokkaido.
Question #2: What is your favorite Japanese food?
Answer: Sushi, sashimi and ramen, and Kobe beef. “Kobe beef” is a beef brand in Hyogo, popular among Japanese.
Question #3: Which Japanese anime do you like?
Answer: Doraemon, ONE PIECE, Dragon Ball, Toriko, BLEACH.
Question #4: Can you give me some Japanese celebrities’ names?
Answer: Prime Minister Shinzo Abe, singer Seiko Matsuda, historical figure Nobunaga Oda, and professional ice skater Yuzuru Hanyu.
Question #5: What do you think is good about Japanese culture?
Answer: What impressed me the most is the culture of queuing. Also, Japanese people have a habit of smiling even when they do not feel like doing it.
After the interview, I was able to get to know Japan from the perspective of Vietnamese and and become more proud of my home country. It seems to me that LQA-ers know quite well about Japan’s various social aspects. They noticed some features of Japanese culture that I even took for granted.
I hope LQA staff will have more chances to visit Japan or work with Japanese companies in the future.
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