Museum curator, 54 (Japanese)
I don’t like Japan very much, but I have one thing to be proud of: Our Constitution is the most peaceful and democratic and respectful of human rights. I’ve read it, and I was so impressed.
Office worker, 26 (Japanese)
I like the safety here. Life is safe in Japan — safer than other countries, I think. At night, when walking outside on the street, I feel OK in Japan.
Artist/chef, 27 (American)
I am impressed with the food culture in Japan — the way they grow and prepare food all the way up through consuming it. It’s one of my favorite cuisines.
Nurse, 30 (Japanese)
I think people are very kind. Now I live in Osaka, and Osaka people really like talking. They are very interesting and fun. There are manzai (double-act) comedians in Osaka.
Kitchen manager, 31 (Polish)
Everything here in Japan is clean and organized. The transportation, like trains, are always on time. No excuse to be late for work. This is very different from my country.
Office worker, 34 (Japanese)
Beautiful nature. Japanese feel proud of nature. For example, I like mountains — not only Mount Fuji but also the lakes, rivers and places to pray.
*Article BY TYLER PARR