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STREET TALK

Julie

JULIE/
TEACHER
I mostly get these in Shibuya. They' usually advertising phone clubs to meet men. I've never used the service I wouldn't be able to understand them. I guess I look desperate! I take them and give them to my foreign guy friend who has a runny nose, but who they won't give them to.



Marri and Haydn

MARRI OGINO/
COMMUNICATIONS
HAYDN McDONALD/
TEACHER
Marri: I got these near the station and they're advertising a telephone club. I would never use the service. In fact I rarely take the tissues; they're in my way when I'm in a hurry.
Haydn: These were given to me outside a station. They're advertising a loan card which I wouldn't use. But do I ever turn down free tissues? No - they work, they're free!



Jason

JASON/
TEACHER
I picked up these tissues in Shibuya and they're advertising a hostess club. I would only go if the girls are beautiful or the drinks cheap. When I have a cold I like to pick up free tissues but they're usually only given to women.

The packet racket
Photos by Beezer

What's small enough to fit in a pocket, absolutely free, and never gets told no? Why pocket tissues, of course! They may advertise all manner of goodies from dates to drinks, but they're wasting their time: you'll take their tissues but you won't use their services. Well, we won't tell if you don't.


Kareen
KAREEN/
PUBLIC RELATIONS ASSISTANT
These tissues are trying to sell a telephone club, which I wouldn't use. I picked this pack up in Shinjuku. I never say no because I don't like to drip dry!



Naomi and Nobuyasu

NAOMI MASUDA/
TRAVEL AGENT
NOBUYASU MITSUNAGA/
RESEARCHER
Naomi: These are from Shinjuku, for an izakaya. I have no plans to go there but I always take the tissues.
Nobuyasu: These are selling a telephone club. I got them in Shinjuku. I called an advertised number once, but then decided against it. I won't tell you which one! No, I don't turn them down too often.



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