Voices | OVERHEARD

Working holiday in Japan

Middle-aged man: There is no o-Bon holiday as far as the Keihin-Tohoku Line (in Tokyo) is concerned.

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

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