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Tuesday, Aug. 28, 2007

VIEWS FROM THE STREET

What's the weirdest thing you've seen in Japan?


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Anne-Marie Walsh
Accountant, 26 (Irish)
At the airport there was a funny poster of cartoon dogs thinking something. I also thought it was strange when I went to eat, I had to press a button to get a ticket for food.

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Jamie Brassett
Lecturer, 41 (English)
A toilet-roll hat — it was a real roll and you could pull pieces off. I saw another thing you wear on your head to prop up your chin so you can sleep on the "Tube."

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Joanna Tarkowska
Product design, 28 (Polish)
The toilets are amazing — you have the strong jet, the jet-all-over and the front jet for the lady with a little picture of a bum. I'm also surprised to see ladies in kimonos on the street.

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John van Moyland
Finance, 41 (English)
I've eaten things here that I'd never have imagined would be on my menu, like innards. We once got given a picture of a cow and we pointed to the part we wanted to order.

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Mia Thoen
Mom, 39 (American)
I saw a guy in a Winnie the Pooh outfit with guys who looked like they were hosts. He was drunk off his mind and was taking it very seriously.

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James Parsons
Market research, 41 (U.K.)
A children's show called "Shimajiro." One of the things it teaches is how to go to the toilet and there's a talking toilet and a talking turd that gets flushed away.



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