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TOKYO TALK

Akko / Office worker
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.
Yukihiro / University student

YUKIHIRO/ UNIVERSITY STUDENT
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
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 in me.
Father figure
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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 DJ

MISA HANADA / BARTENDER AND DJ
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 student
AKUMA / VOCATIONAL SCHOOL STUDENT
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.

TOKYO TALK:
381: Diving for pearls
Pearl Harbor opens up in Japan
380: Kitschy Land
Is Odaiba tacky or kawaii?
379: Alfresco adventure
Favored locations for feasting alfresco
378: Down pour
It's raining, it's pouring!
377: Survivor
This summer's star-studded outdoor music festivals
376: Cooling off
Leading up to beach season
375: Pick and mix
The city's hottest dining spots!
374: Wasted
World Environment Day worries
373: Easy street
What makes Jiyugaoka unique?
372: On the record
Hit the streets to find the latest sounds
371: Extra dry?
The cocktail of the masses, the martini
370: Gold rush
Are you realizing your dream vacation for Golden Week?
369: Hanami
Hanami hotspots revisted
368: Do you DSL?
Dare to upgrade your connection
367: Good sports
It's summer - play ball!
366: Curry power
Yokohama's new curry museum is hot!
365: Knock out
Nagurareya, the human punching bag
364: Green day
Celebrate the luck of the Irish
363: The seven year twist
Tokyo Classified's seventh birthday bash!
362: Center Stage
How does live theater compare with the movies?
361: Birthday boys
A day for candles, cake, and...
360: You bet!
Put your money where your mouth is at the track
359: Heart land
What makes the perfect Valentine's date?
358: Father figure
What makes a good dad?
357: Booked up
Tech-savvy book buying habits
356: Wheel of life
Relaxing, romatic ferris wheels
355: Break the ice
Ice-skating
354: As good as your word
Resolutions, written in stone
352/3: Past and future
Famous peoples' perspectives
351: Yuletide Shopping
Rewards for being naughty or nice
350: Don't touch that dial
Get your fix through cable?

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