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Tuesday, Jan. 27, 2004

VIEWS FROM THE STREET

Which do you prefer: town or country?


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John Avery
Banker, 30

Definitely the city. Tokyo is so vibrant; there's lots to do and places to go, great restaurants. I can't really see myself as a country person, but I'd go there for vacation.

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Hiroko Endo
Administration, 33

Not the country. I like the city because there are many good shops and restaurants. I can imagine moving to the country later in life because it's comfortable there, and we can relax.

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Lisa Rogers
Hairdresser, 26

I love the city everything's buzzing 24-7. When people leave the city they think they're escaping. But peace and mungbeans aren't going to solve all of life's problems.

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Tadaharu Imaizumi
Banker, 27

It's comfortable to live in the city because there are excellent shops and I can eat delicious dinners, but I'd also like to live on the coast to escape from Tokyo.

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Eva Zeni
Student, 25

I prefer to live in the country, because there is more nature and people talk much more to each other. It's not as selfish as the city, where people live in a hurry and can't see a lot of problems.

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Saori Sakai
Nurse, 34

I'd prefer to live in the city, but I live in the country, taking care of old people. But there are no jobs for young people, so there's no chance to meet other young people.



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