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Tuesday, Sep. 25, 2012

VIEWS FROM THE STREET

Tokyo: What 10 words or phrases sum up Japan for you?


By SOFIA ELGHAZZALI

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Luis Martin Padro
Violin maker, 34 (Argentinian)
Contradiction
strength
food
beauty
craziness
peacefulness
healthy
spirituality
interesting
happiness

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David Woo
Freelancer, 21 (Chinese)
Salaryman
culture
spirit
Fukushima
innovation
kimono
conveyor-belt sushi
technology
electric toilets
mountains

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Anna Nagy
Model, 18 (Australian)
Friendly
noisy
crowded
exotic foods
colorful
exciting
cultural
organized
respectful
surprising

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Bobby Cole
English teacher, 56 (American)
Mysterious
culturally refined
respectable
feminine women
old temples
responsible people
discipline
sushi with sake
mountain scenery
onsen

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Houun Ishikawa
Calligrapher, 38 (Japanese)
Hard-working society
well-organized
sushi
technology
manga
Tokyo
Kyoto
ninja
Takeshi Kitano
Ryuichi Sakamoto

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Riyo Suzuki
High school student, 17 (Japanese)
Spring
the New Year
sakura (cherry tree/blossom)
kindness
Kabuki
moon-viewing (tsukimi)
rice
sushi
Shibuya
sincerity

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