Young mother: Look, there’s an empty seat. Go ahead and sit down.
Young boy: No, I can’t do that. That is a special seat for the elderly and the sick. But you can sit there, no problem.
— Enoden Bus, Fujisawa, Kanagawa. Overheard by a Japan Times On Sunday reader.
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