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

by Sofia Elghazzali

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

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

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

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

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

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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