What do you think of Shinzo Abe?

| Sep 26, 2006

What do you think of Shinzo Abe?

Shinsuke Kitagawa Consultant, 61 I don’t like those who inherit their positions. I’m sure he’s experienced, though I’m not sure in what. I’d like him to make sound improvements in infrastructure to cope with the aging society. Mai Office lady, 23 Abe appears to ...

| Sep 12, 2006

What defines Japan for you?

Daniel Schuellein Student, 23 The cell phone market here is so advanced. People use them for everything; from earthquake announcements to checking when the bus arrives. The distinctive youth culture in Harajuku can only be found in Japan. Yuki Takayanagi Student, 25 For me, ...

What do you do on a rainy day?

| Jul 18, 2006

What do you do on a rainy day?

Claire Flint Teacher, 28 Oedo onsen in Odaiba is a great place to go on a rainy day. They have re-created an old, traditional village from the Edo period. It’s really interesting. You can even choose the style of yukata to wear as you ...

What's your favorite holiday read?

| Jul 4, 2006

What's your favorite holiday read?

Geoffrey Rothwell Professor, 52 I love Japanese literature. Read “The Wild Sheep Chase” by Murakami. It’s a combination of reality and fantasy that gets you out of the everyday reality of life. There are talking cats, sheep and magic and much more. Yutaka Harasawa ...