Japan 10

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BIOGRAPHICAL INFORMATION

AGE: 23

DATE OF BIRTH (DD/MM/YYYY): 13/12/1990

PLACE OF BIRTH: Yamanashi

GENDER: female

ETHNICITY: Japanese

OCCUPATION: student

EDUCATION: master’s degree

AREAS OF RESIDENCE OUTSIDE REPRESENTATIVE REGION FOR LONGER THAN SIX MONTHS:

Subject’s hometown is Fujiyoshida in Yamanashi Prefecture, but she had been living in York, in the United Kingdom, for nine months for study when recorded.

OTHER INFLUENCES ON SPEECH:

She sometimes watches English movies and TV series when studying English.

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RECORDED BY: Irene-Chen Shen

DATE OF RECORDING (DD/MM/YYYY): 15/07/2014

PHONETIC TRANSCRIPTION OF SCRIPTED SPEECH: N/A

TRANSCRIBED BY: N/A

DATE OF TRANSCRIPTION (DD/MM/YYYY): N/A

ORTHOGRAPHIC TRANSCRIPTION OF UNSCRIPTED SPEECH:

I am from Japan, and am hometown is near Mount Fuji. Actually, it’s on a foot of Mount Fuji. We have a very beautiful view of Mount Fuji. I like it. But not so many people live in there; it’s not city, or it’s just countryside and rural area. And the food I like, ah, the food I like is kind of — my hometown is kind of famous for Wudong, so I really like to have Wudong with my family. I really like sweet, sweet things like cakes, chocolate … My favorite color: white and black and light pink. For the holiday, ah, I like to go shopping and maybe go to some coffee to have some … I like J-POP music, but I listen to like any kind of music, just … But when I am studying, I, I like to listen to classic music; it makes me feel a bit better.

TRANSCRIBED BY: Irene-Chen Shen

DATE OF TRANSCRIPTION (DD/MM/YYYY): 12/04/2015

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DATE OF COMMENTARY (DD/MM/YYYY): N/A

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