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Tuesday, Jan. 4, 2011

VIEWS FROM THE STREET

Tokyo and Yamagata: What are your resolutions for the new year?


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Kazue Kawaguchi
Company owner, 64
(Japanese)
I want to create a new system for the care homes and clinics that I run that involves younger people much more in the operations of the business.

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Isao Okuyama
Retired, 92
(Japanese)
My New Year's resolution is to make a lot of ornaments and handcrafted presents for my grandchildren this year.

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Tomiko Fujisawa
Hairdresser, 28
(Japanese)
My aims are to save up enough money to change my lifestyle, to remain thankful for what I've got, and to make sure I always have goals in mind.

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Dessie Murphy
Chef, 24
(Irish)
I want to eat more and eat better. Even though I'm a chef, I hardly ever eat. And when I do the food is not particularly healthy, so I always feel pretty tired.

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Alessandra Cassarotto
Lawyer, 30
(Italian)
I'm training for my first marathon. I'd like to do either the Barcelona marathon in March or the one held in Venice in November.

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Atsushi Hosoi
Bartender, 23
(Japanese)
I want to try to further my career this year. For men, that's the best thing to do. By next December I'd like to be managing a place.

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