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Tuesday, Aug. 24, 2004

VIEWS FROM THE STREET

Question to Japanese in Australia: Will you ever go home?


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Yumi Sugiyama
Retail worker
I have no desire to return because Japanese society is very square. Here, everything is more free. We can get Japanese food here, but it's not the same. I miss deep baths.

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Toshiko Yoshida
Stock Management, 30
I wouldn't go back. Here I feel I control my life, not society. In Japan you have to follow the mainstream. I've been here for 13-14 years.

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Shinichi Kino
Student, 25
I will go back to Japan, but in future I want to get a lot of experiences and travel to other countries. I miss rice and miso soup. Australia is expensive, especially Japanese food.

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Megumi Sat
Nurse, 25
I can't decide where I want to live. It's good to live in Australia, but I miss friends and family. Japan is too busy. Australian workers are relaxed.

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Shoma Kojima
Student, 18
I hope to live in Australia. People are very kind. Japan is expensive, and here I can study English. I don't miss anything about Japan, but I've been here just one month.

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Chizura Takashima
tudent, 28
I've been in Australia for three months. I want to live in Japan. I miss the food and TV, and I miss my dog, Ice. There's not a lot to do here.



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