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Yokohama: Who would be your ultimate date for Valentine's Day?

by Tyler Parr

Doug Clark
Engineer, 46 (Australian)
My wife. We’ll be skiing in Vancouver this year. I hope we have a special dinner. It may be tricky with kids involved, but we could get a baby sitter involved in order to have some romance.

Hiroko Yamaguchi
Student, 21 (Japanese)
My boyfriend. We will go to a restaurant in Minato Mirai. First I’ll sell cheesecake with my friend, who works in a cake shop, then make cookies or cake. And then my boyfriend gets a Valentine’s Day kiss!

Hiroko Jinnai
Manager of women’s clinic, 39 (Japanese)
My husband, of course. We cook with our kids and have presents for everybody. This is not normal, but me and my friends do this. We cook chocolate cake and have ice cream.

Nelson Cossa
Engineer, 29 (Mozambican)
I want to go out with a girl that has a crush on me and I also like her. I’m just visiting here in Japan — been here for only one week — but I find Asian women attractive.

Riko K.
Document clerk, 29 (Japanese)
Um, it could be Brad Pitt because he’s a cool guy. His face, his eyes — he’s a dream date. For me it might be impossible, but he could come here and take me to a fancy restaurant!

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