AKKO/ OFFICE WORKER
I think dads should be more like Kintaro. My father is really cool, just like him. Thanks
to him, I grew up very well. Sorry, I don' have a bad side. The best in me comes out when
I'm with my best friends.
Parental support is important, but dads should be careful not to smother their kids. Young
people should stand on their own two feet. My bad side surfaces when I'm trying to make a
profit. Eating and drinking at home with good friends brings out the best in me.
TAMON AZUMA / SALESPERSON
Yes Japanese dads need to be more supportive. Fathers are responsible for the way their
children are brought up. They should teach them good manners and educate them properly. My
bad side surfaces when I find a huge amount of money. Feeling trusted brings out the best
Father figure Photos By Beezer
Seeing as our cover-boy is Katsunori Takahashi, the star of "Salaryman Kintaro,"
who has given much-maligned Japanese fathers a shot of cool confidence, we decided to ask
what makes a good dad. Should papa be more like Kintaro? And now that Takahashi is
struggling with a split-personality in his new show "Face," we want to know what
makes your bad side surface and what brings out the best in you?
MISA HANADA / BARTENDER AND
Yes, they should be like Kintaro because the more love and support they give, the stronger
their child will be. My bad side surfaces when someone gets in my way. The best in me
comes out when I feel confident.
AKUMA / VOCATIONAL SCHOOL
Yes! It seems young people today are very lonely and need to feel supported. My bad side
surfaces when money's involved and when I look at girls. Drowning on sake brings out the
best in me.