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  • Japanese subways are famous for being crowded.
    But I'm gonna tell you about other things about subways.

    When I lived in Japan I used subway every morning to go to school. It was about 45 minutes way to get there. I used three different trains. And two of them were subways.
    I get on the same subway at exactly the same time and get off and get on different one and get off and get on another one again then get off and walk to my school. They have detailed time table of trains so I arrive at school about the same time every morning.
    But that is not only me who use trains on the same time every morning. Actually almost people use their trains on their time every morning. So we see the same people each every morning.

    A weird thing happens here. We don't know each other but know faces or cloths or magazines or even phones we have. We are not watching each other but we see each other naturally in a subway because we don't see anything in the window and we are out of cell phone signal. And we even know who gets on and off at which station. Because we see each other every morning.

    I think many people use the same service every morning but not when they come back to their homes. On the way to my home, sometimes I can see my friend who I haven't seen for a while again. Facebook is not that popular in Japan so we haven't kept in touch in almost cases. Subway can be even a place where we can see old friends.
    I feel it is a small miracle. A small small miracle but makes me happy enough.
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