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Waiting for a traffic signal to change at an intersection in Japan

Elderly man: This intersection is really confusing. How do we know when we can cross?

Elderly woman: When the signal changes to green.

— Midorigaoka, Meguro-ku, Tokyo. Overheard by The Japan Times On Sunday

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