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Tuesday, July 20, 2004

VIEWS FROM THE STREET

How do you beat the heat in the summertime?


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Yuka Tashiro
Engineer, 23
I have a special technique that I use to keep cool. I have a special cream, it's like a menthol cream, "Pitari Sweat." You put it on the back of your neck and a few minutes later, you feel great!

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Pedro Fernandez
Publicity, 26
I go to the sento and eat ice-cream from the convenience store. I eat the "Giant Cone" at least twice a day.

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Masumi Kishi
Teacher, 29
I always have a fan and mini-towel, and I take a shower twice a day. My fan is sensu-style, with a scent that refreshes, better than uchiwa fans because you can make it smaller.

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George Chow
Designer, 26
I sing worship songs to keep me cool, Christian songs. Actually, it keeps me cool because it's in the park, under the trees.

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Nico Struc
Teacher, 35
Wear shorts and sandals to work and change at work. I also keep the air conditioner at a steady 18 degrees all day. Not very environmentally friendly, I know.

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Catherine Chapman
Teacher, 26
I try to find a river somewhere outside of Tokyo and sit under a tree. Failing that, I go and find a nice bar underground and have a cold beer.



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