Strangers on a train – Random middle-aged guy gives Japanese high schooler great life advice

Originally published on Sora News by Casey Baseel

Tough-looking stranger has something to say about schoolboy’s studies.

It’s pretty common to see Japanese teens studying on the train, either getting a head start on their homework for the day or doing some last-minute cramming for a test they’re on their way to take. So when Hiroshi Sasaki (@popeetheclown on Twitter), a second-year high school student, had his math textbook out while riding the rails, most of the other passengers probably hardly even noticed.

The tough-looking middle-aged man sitting next to Hiroshi, though, was an exception. Looking over at the teen’s schoolwork, the rugged, world-wise stranger felt he

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