Given the size of Osaka and its population, and the fact that the trains on the Midosuji Line (the busiest line on the subway) are about 300m long and arrive every minute or two, the following is quite a coincidence.

It’s even more of a coincidence when you consider that I was only on the train to travel between two adjacent stations (Tennoji and Dobutsuenmae).

Sitting directly in front of me was a Japanese friend from Birmingham University.

We didn’t have much time to talk, but it was quite a surprise!