Mother: Hurry up and pack your bag. We’ve got to get back to Tokyo. You’ve got school tomorrow.

Young child: Can I stay here? You can come and visit me on weekends.

— Nagahama Beach Resort, Kamitaga, Atami, Shizuoka Prefecture. Overheard by The Japan Times On Sunday

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