• Birmingham, England


Regarding Satoshi Sato’s Sept. 11 letter, “Tokyo doesn’t get a enough respect“: As an Englishman who has visited both Tokyo and Osaka, it is my honest opinion that not only is Tokyo Japan’s No. 1 city; it is also the world’s No. 1 city.

In all of my travels I have never been so overwhelmed as when I was in Tokyo. I visited the city many times before England’s economic collapse put an end to my traveling. I can no longer get to Tokyo, so I sit here every day watching Tokyo on my computer and learning Japanese. One day I will get back to Tokyo. I miss the vibrancy, the respect that the people have for each other, the peace of Yasukuni Shrine and the wonderful food.

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