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Tuesday, Sept. 1, 2009

VIEWS FROM THE STREET

Do you have a message for the next prime minister of Japan?


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Hiroshi Ikeya, 65
Food industry worker
After the election, the prime minister — who will definitely be Yukio Hatoyama — should try to reinvigorate the economy. I really hope he can manage to do this.

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Yoko Taniguchi, 38
IT public relations
Please take care of social insurance and make sure people can raise children safely. If this were taken care of, I would feel much more confident about starting a family.

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Katsuyoshi Masuda
Civil servant, 41
I want politics in Kasumigaseki and Nagatacho to improve, and I hope to see a society in which it is easier to live and achieve what you want.

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Noriko Moriyasu, 36
Trading company
In recent years, almost everybody has been complaining about the state of politics in Japan, so I hope the new prime minister will listen to what people are saying.

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Puspa Raj Paneru, 57
Chef (Nepalese)
The new Japanese prime minister should attempt to turn the economy around. Japanese people are hardworking so the country should be fine.

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Madoka Okamoto, 33
Photo shoot coordinator
I've always exercised my right to vote, and I've never expected to change the world, but I work hard and I cannot afford a house — this needs to be rectified.



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