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Tuesday, Oct. 28, 2008

VIEWS FROM THE STREET

What are your plans for Halloween?


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Dominique Robert, 29
Researcher (Canada)
It's my first Halloween in Japan. I'm living in the countryside, so there'll be no celebrating there. I'll find a different way to celebrate. I might go to an "izakaya."



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Karen Tsui
Hotel staff, 21 (Aussie)
Halloween's not popular in Australia. There was no trick or treating when I was a kid. This year will be like any other year, going to work and then probably dinner with friends.

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Masato Hirano, 42
Small business owner
Halloween's only become popular in Japan recently. My son will have a party at his school. They'll wear costumes, play some games and get candy from the teachers.

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Sibylle Grotz (German)
Child care worker
I don't really like Halloween. I won't be doing anything special. It's interesting for children, but I prefer German festivals. They're more exciting.



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Rob Hartmier (Canada)
Software trainer, 38
Halloween's mainly for kids, but it's also for the young at heart. I'll be dressing up as a dead hockey player. I enjoy giving out candy and scaring all the kids.

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Patricia Furuya
Waitress (Peruvian)
I work in a restaurant, so I'll give candy to all the children who come in that day. It's a new way of celebrating things in Japan, so it's important to make it fun for children.



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