Child: Does that restaurant serve grilled swallows?
Dad: No, Tsubame Grill (swallow grill) is just name of the restaurant.
— Tsubame Grill, Shinjuku Lumine, Shinjuku-ku, Tokyo. Overheard by a Japan Times On Sunday reader
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