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U-Turn Rush

  • Ive been staying at my parents house in Aichi prefecture since last Friday.


    Unfortunately, I have to go back to Tokyo by tonight because I have work tomorrow.

    Originally, I planned to drive to Tokyo yesterday in order to have leeway, but I watched the news about “U-turn rush” and stopped departing.

    “U-turn rush” means a crowded situation that occurs when people who have come to their parents’ home go back (u-turn) to Tokyo for work.

    The highway that I planned to use seemed to have a 31 kilometers long traffic jam.

    Since many Japanese do their work from today, not only roads but also trains were very crowded yesterday.

    Today I will drive on unoccupied highways in comfort.

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