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Two Tricks Travelers Can Use To Avoid The Pain Of The Morning Commute In Japan

November 30, 2015 @ 8:24 am
by e.neil
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Rivulets, creeks, and streams flow together to meet at a vast, raging river. Commuter trains from the suburbs of Osaka, Japan follow suit. Wee-hours local trains stretching deep into the countryside wind their way to main lines. Get started too late and you’ll find yourself being literally stuffed, pushed, and crammed into train cars by platform attendants. It brings a whole level of meaning to being close with your neighbors… and complete strangers for that matter. And it all happens in a strange silence. No “Good morning.” No “Yet another day.” No “Same time tomorrow?” No “See you again in [...]