Man #1: I saw a lot of men wearing black suits and ties in the neighborhood this morning and thought for a second someone really prominent must have passed away. And then I realized they were all going to ceremonies for their children at the start of the new school year.
Man #2: Which probably explains the black suits and ties.
— Jiyugaoka, Meguro-ku, Tokyo. Overheard by The Japan Times On Sunday
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