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Dad: Oh look, there’s the shinkansen.

Young boy: That’s not a shinkansen. The Keihin-Tohoku Line is going faster than that train.

Dad (to a woman traveling with him): He’s right, but then again it is Saturday.

— Keihin-Tohoku Line, Tokyo. Overheard by The Japan Times On Sunday

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