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The other day, I was on a JR train for Tokyo Station from Akishima. It was after 8 o’clock, but the train was relatively crowded. At Tachikawa Station, four stops from Akishima, a man in front of me got off and I took his seat.

At the next station, Kunitachi, a pregnant woman came on board and stood in front of me. A maternity logo was attached to her waist. Instantly, I stood up and offered my seat to her.

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