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The Way We Move

Life in Tokyo means relying on trains. Fortunately for locals and visitors alike, the Japanese capital proudly boasts arguably the most efficient and well-maintained railway system in the world. Tokyo trains disperse to all corners of the city by the minute, commuting and connecting its people throughout the modern metropolis. For most of us, our daily lives tend to amount to a schedule, whether in Japan or elsewhere around the globe. But in this city, that schedule shares a paralleled interest with its patrons in the form of trains that run like clockwork.

Having called Tokyo home off and on for several years, this was a luxury not taken for granted. When public transport can be relied upon so seamlessly, it really does show up in everyday things: how we schedule and run our daily lives, putting trust in a reliable service and most importantly the ease in which it allows interaction and connectivity to others.