I was walking down the street in Shizuoka City when these students said "Hi, where are you from?"
I told them and they seemed very happy and started pulling out a clipboard as one asked me "Can we take an interview?" Of course, I said yes.
There were about eight questions, I think. The first one was "Are you a tourist or a settler?" I thought "settler" meant someone who lives here, so I said I was a settler. There were questions about whether I liked green tea, had I tried oden, what was my favorite restaurant in Shizuoka. I suspect this was a summer vacation homework assignment. They told me they were high school students. All of us walked away from the interaction with smiles on our faces.