Voices | OVERHEARD

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Four-year-old boy, sitting on the train with his father: This train is really crowded.

Dad: There’s hardly anyone on it.

Four-year-old boy: But I can’t sit over there (in the priority seats, because a young couple were occupying the space).

— Fukutoshin Line, Tokyo. Overheard by The Japan Times On Sunday

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