Voices
in
Japan

quote of the day

When I first arrived at Roissy airport, it was a shock to me, because Japanese people always dream of Paris as being a beautiful city.

3 Comments

Mami Osafune, a 27-year-old psychology student who has lived in Paris for three years. She is a member of Greenbird Paris, the first overseas wing of a Tokyo-based nonprofit organization that has cleaned up neighborhoods since 2003. The Paris group cleans up the streets and sidewalks of Paris. (AP)

© Japan Today

©2021 GPlusMedia Inc.

3 Comments
Login to comment

Japanese people always dream of Paris as being a beautiful city

Yeah they dream of every city being more beautiful than their own. Welcome to reality Japanese people!

0 ( +0 / -0 )

what's it called? paris syndrome or something, whereby japanese oba-chans go to paris expecting it to look as good as it does in magazines and, when they discover it to be the somewhat gritty city that it is, literally have a nervous breakdown and have to be repatriated?

i guess they're not that used to dealing with reality

0 ( +0 / -0 )

Roissy is not Paris at all but whatever.

Paris is, like many others, quite a dirty town, some places are very old and damaged but still... Paris is a very nice city.

0 ( +0 / -0 )

Login to leave a comment

Facebook users

Use your Facebook account to login or register with JapanToday. By doing so, you will also receive an email inviting you to receive our news alerts.

Facebook Connect

Login with your JapanToday account

User registration

Articles, Offers & Useful Resources

A mix of what's trending on our other sites