Student #1: Every time I get lost, I just ask someone where Tokyo is.

Student #2: Tokyo? But you live in Tokyo.

Student #1: No, no. Tokyo Station.

Student #2: Does that really help?

Student #1: Not when I have to come here.

— Takadanobaba Station, Shinjuku-ku, Tokyo. Overheard by The Japan Times On Sunday

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