Voices | OVERHEARD

Late to the rail party

North American man #1: Was there something wrong with the trains this morning?

North American man #2: I was late … so I don’t know.

— Kojimachi, Chiyoda-ku, Tokyo. Overheard by The Japan Times On Sunday

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