Fun fact about Japan’s Train Systems: For smaller, short-haul stations (like mine, Miyano 宮野), JR Railways uses ‘One Man’ trains (ワンマン phonetically: wanman). You can see the katakana in the upper right window of the train. One man trains are basically one or two car trains operated usually by just one conductor. You especially see them late at night, or during less-popular commute times. You can tell which train is only a ワンマン one by looking at the train schedule. Usually they’ll have the katakana written beside the trains arrival time, or on the easier-to-read, more adorable train schedules they have a little picture of one conductor’s face beside the arrival times.

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