The train is empty.
This weekend, I traveled to Tokyo on Thursday and Friday. As I had a meeting on Thursday evening, I took the Shinkansen from Osaka at around 10am. To my surprise, the train I got on was almost empty. I even wondered if there were any other cars in the car. So I looked in to see if there were any other cars, but they too were deserted.
The government was desperately trying to take economic measures in the midst of the corona disaster, and they were trying desperately to contribute to the hard-hit tourism industry with a desperate measure called “Go-to-Travel”, but it was a surprising scene.
There were only three or four passengers per carriage, and it was a sickening sight. The reconstruction will take a little while now…