Louisa Chan

For Louisa Chan's latest contributions to The Japan Times, see below:

What's your favorite word and why?

| Mar 24, 2009

What's your favorite word and why?

Sarah Bull, 32 Translator (Australian) My favorite word is "enthusiasm" because I like it when people enjoy what they are doing and show it; otherwise it's really boring. Yuji Asazuma Beer salesman, 39 I like to drink and have fun, so my favorite word is "beer." My firm imports ...

What's your all-time favorite Japanese film?

| Mar 3, 2009

What's your all-time favorite Japanese film?

Satoshi Miyashita Engineer, 30 I watched "Kiki's Delivery Service" for the first time when I was 10 years old. It's a fun, moving and interesting story about people helping and supporting a young witch. Tomoko Iida Social worker, 33 I love "My Neighbor Totoro" because it brings back wonderful ...

What do you think about the laws on smoking in Japan?

| Feb 17, 2009

What do you think about the laws on smoking in Japan?

Sally Fujiyama Housewife (Filipina) Smoking shouldn't be allowed in restaurants or cafes. These places are for people to enjoy their meals. Passive smoking is bad for people's health. Francis Frimpong Student, 18 (Ghanaian) I often see teenagers smoking, especially in Shibuya. The police should take cigarettes away from teenagers ...

What does 2009 hold in store for Japan?

| Jan 6, 2009

What does 2009 hold in store for Japan?

Takeshi Kitamura Designer, 64 I've heard that many Australian tourists visit Japan each year, but I think this will change. The yen is strong and people won't be able to travel as much anymore. Reiko Suzuki Data entry operator I think there will be more tainted food issues. The ...

What are your New Year's resolutions for 2009?

| Dec 30, 2008

What are your New Year's resolutions for 2009?

Mari Kajiura Housewife, 37 I want to get really healthy next year by watching what I eat and exercising every day. I've just joined a pingpong club, so hopefully I'll play regularly. Tam Prasadgurung Chef, 25 (Nepalese) I've only been in Japan for about two months, so I don't ...