Salaryman #1: Does anyone get time off for o-Bon anymore?
Salaryman #2: At least we still have Mountain Day.
Salaryman #1: Do you have any plans?
Salaryman #2: Sure, I’m going hiking.
— Akasaka-mitsuke Station, Minato-ku, Tokyo. Overheard by The Japan Times On Sunday
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