Copy editor, 32
I find the contrast of the ultra-modern and innovative — technology, architecture — alongside the ancient, traditional culture incredibly appealing. I’m also a big fan of sushi and karaoke.
I favor life here because Japan has a strong economy and an ordered society. Everything seems to be on time and always reliable as well. I have always felt at home here.
Because Japan is a beautiful country, it has an exciting culture, and very friendly people. People don’t seems as skeptical and mistrustful as they do in other countries.
Web designer, 35
Culture and design. There is something about the Japanese approach to design — minimalism — which is perfectly suited to the web. Being in Japan is an inspiration to my design processes.
Japan is an exciting mix, with its buzzing streets, wonderful language, peaceful parks, and of course the exquisite food (except bean paste croissants, which would be a no-no in France).
Investment banker, 38
Maybe it’s the conscientious culture, the rich history, the boundless enthusiasm or the exceedingly tasty cuisine. There is an unquantifiable “pull” about Japan which hooked me from the start.