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Child: I had a dream last night that I had the keys to all the cans.

Father: The cans?

Child: The cans — I mean, the vending machines. I didn’t need to have any money and could open all of them whenever I wanted.

— Midorigaoka, Meguro-ku, Tokyo. Overheard by a Japan Times On Sunday reader

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