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Tuesday, Oct. 7, 2008

VIEWS FROM THE STREET

What do you miss about Japan when you go abroad?


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Yuki Kanno
Engineer, 23
I miss Japanese alcohol, especially Asahi and Ebisu beer. Foreign beer doesn't taste like Japanese brands. I really don't like the flavor. It's very different.

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Rikako Yagi
TOEFL student, 19
People eat too much junk food overseas. It's hard to get healthy food. Japanese food is delicious and good for you. It's difficult to find nice sushi, rice and tofu abroad.

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Scott Popular (U.S.)
Football player, 31
Love hotels are awesome. There are different themes, video games and karaoke. They're cheaper than the average upscale hotel and they're more fun.

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Masae Nagami
Marketing assistant
When I lived overseas I missed 24-hour stores, because the shops near my place closed at 5 p.m. When I wanted food late at night there was nowhere I could go.

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Tracy Wyatt (U.S.)
English teacher, 39
I really miss the politeness of people here. I also miss the convenience of the train system. Trains here are always on time, and it's easy to get from one city to another.

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Miriko Yagi, 15
High school student
In Japan I exercise a lot. I went on a home-stay to Australia and stayed in the country, but I always traveled by car. I didn't have a chance to walk, ride a bike or do sports.



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