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What is your impression of Japan?

by Thomasina Larkin

David Hung
Clothing importer, 26
I give props to Japan because after losing WWII they could build themselves back up and become one of the top technological countries.

Jason Spence
Nurse, 33
Japan has the best food, great shopping and unlimited and top quality choices of entertainment. And the boys aren’t too bad either.

Jimmy Wu
Restaurant manager, 33
Japanese people seem to be very hard-working and I think that’s acknowledged all over the world. And Japanese music seems very conservative.

Fevzi Yalcin
Ice-cream vendor, 25
My impression of Japan is of this great car-making, car-exporting country. And the people seem to be pretty smart over there.

Apple Pon
Store clerk, 22
Japan has a really good customer service ethic. The food’s also great and, of course, there’s a lot of stylish fashion.

Chen Chihya
Student, 21
The fashion is very eclectic. It’s mixed and layered. Japanese people are very polite — that’s my first impression of Japan.

Pamela Kuo
Student
I like Japanese animation and also Japanese punk music and fashion. I’m actually planning to take a trip to Japan soon.

Yen Ching Lee
Police officer, 29
Japan is a very safe country without much crime. Japanese are very modern, but they still respect and hold onto their traditions.

Dennis Liu
Cell phone rep, 28
For what’s considered to be such a conservative country, the Japanese people don’t seem to be afraid to express themselves.