A man traveling in a Tokyo train today seized the moment and moved across one position to secure a side-seat.
“If a side-seat becomes available you must move quick to take it – I’ve had friends ignore side-seats who have regretted it for years,” said Kota Yamashita.
Yamashita’s work colleague Genji Watanabe missed a side-seat back in the summer of 1987 and regularly brings it up at work parties.
“We’re seriously concerned about Genji’s well-being.”
Watanabe spotted the side-seat open up before anyone else but a moment of hesitation ended up being a critical factor.
Watanabe tells people he has recovered from the incident, but his friends and family continue to monitor his mental state.