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Old 08-05-2007, 05:26 PM
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It depends on what part of Japan we're talking about actually. As far as Tokyo goes, New York City is the only city that can be remotely comparable. In fact, the Shibuya district of Tokyo is similar to Times Square, with all the bright signs and big screens on buildings.

The rural areas surrounding Tokyo actually remind me of Georgia, believe it or not. The people are different, of course, but nature wise it is similar, because the Tokyo area of Japan has a similar climate to Atlanta (humid subtropical). There is a mountain range about 60 km southwest of Tokyo, that remind me a lot of the southern Appalacians of North GA with the abudant trees, streams, waterfalls, and similar wildlife because once again, it's due to the similar climate. The other similarity between Tokyo and Atlanta is that they both have big airports. Atlanta's Hartsfield-Jackson and Tokyo's Narita are ranked the worlds largest and busiest airports. Atlanta's technology is advanced, but not as much as Tokyo. Also, Atlanta's MARTA system doesn't compare with Tokyo's transit system. I do remember, it was back in the late 80's/early 90's when Japan's economy was thriving, when many Japanese people enjoyed going to Atlanta for business.

People-wise, as far as the places with the highest Japanese population, it would be either Seattle, San Francisco, or maybe Los Angeles. I have heard comparisons between California and Japan, like the size, dense population, mountains along the coast, and earthquakes.
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Old 08-06-2007, 05:57 PM
Location: dayton
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new york, new york
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Old 08-06-2007, 07:14 PM
Location: Live in VA, Work in MD, Play in DC
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Seoul, South Korea
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Old 08-06-2007, 10:29 PM
Location: St. Louis, MO
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It's either Los Angeles, New York, Chicago, Dallas or Houston without a doubt
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Old 08-08-2007, 09:30 PM
Location: Bronx, NY
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How can you compare Houston to Japan? They would seem like opposites. Houston is sprawsville USA, everything is huge with lots of land in between houses and businesses. There's next to no rail transportation there, except for the new light rail. Cars and parking lots Dominate everything.

Japan is the opposite. Everything is built very densely, somewhat as it was done in the USA before the 50s, with a focus on public transportation and walkable communities.
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Old 08-08-2007, 09:57 PM
Location: South Central PA
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Hawaii. Largest % of japanese and generally oriental people in the US.
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Old 08-06-2010, 02:54 AM
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I think San Francisco would probably be the most like Japan. Not only does San Francisco have a nice sized asian population, it's a really nice progressive area and much of the architecture is very much so inspired by some areas in Japan-- and vice versa.

But New York City if you are talking about Tokyo's population density. But You can't really look at Tokyo like a city, because it really isn't. It's more like a state if anything, they call it a "Metropolis" it's super huge and has many divisions.
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Old 08-06-2010, 04:17 AM
Location: 30-40N 90-100W
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I think California and Hawaii have the most Japanese-American towns. Hilo, Hawaii is fairly Japanese and Aiea is even more Japanese. Torrance, California (in the LA metro) looks to have a high Japanese-born population. And yup there is a fairly strong Japanese-born population in the Bay Area along with it having some other similarities. (I don't know that Japan is that progressive though. I think on gender issues they tend to be more moderate to conservative than San Francisco)

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Old 08-06-2010, 04:19 AM
Location: Tower of Heaven
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Hawaii, Honolulu.Many japanese live there, their favorite place in the US
And many local politicians are japanese-americans
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Old 08-06-2010, 01:21 PM
Location: Ohio, USA
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Definitely Hawaii
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