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Now 36, Masamichi Katayama studied interior design in Osaka, although he is quick to point out that it was strictly technical training, with no theoretical or academic courses. ''I learned the philosophy of what I do by shopping,'' he says. ''I'm a consumer first and foremost. Life isn't fun 24 hours a day, so shopping should be.'' He lights cigarette after cigarette as he speaks, taking no more than three drags on each before moving on to the next.
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