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1. You grew up in The New Forest, Hampshire in the U.K., what was that like? It’s a beautiful place with wild horses and donkeys, cows and pigs and things wandering around. In retrospect it was really nice and idyllic — at the time I thought it was too rural and isolated — all I wanted to do was get out!

2. Are there things you really miss about the U.K.? Definitely pubs. Also my brother. Neither are replicable in Japan.

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