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1. When you think of Japan, you think of … my late father, food, convenience, service, safety, the four seasons, seasonal food, art, fashion, neon lights, walking, transportation, food and more food.

2. Whom in Japan do you most admire? Hayao Miyazaki for his genius work as an animator and storyteller. I also admire him for creating strong female characters as well as the fact that he is an anti-nuclear activist.

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