Woman: It hasn’t been much of a winter so far. The weather has been awesome.

Man: I know what you mean. I’ve only been snowboarding once this year.

Woman: You could always go up to Niseko?

Man: But that would mean going to Hokkaido. I came to Tokyo to get away from Hokkaido.

— Yamanote Line, Tokyo. Overheard by a Japan Times On Sunday reader

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