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Elderly division chief: Have you seen this new function on your iPhone? If you check this box, the calendar shows you when the next national holiday is. I’ll never forget another holiday again.

— Yamanote line near Shinjuku Station, Shinjuku-ku, Tokyo. Overheard by The Japan Times On Sunday.

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