This year, Hokkaido Railway Company is closing several of its stations. When Kana graduates this year, her station too will close. A representative writes in an email to Quartz:

“As [the student] is going to graduate from the high school this March, there will be no regular customer to use the Kyu-Shirataki Station, and we have decided to include this station in the closing list.”

The changes will go into effect March 26, 2016.

Image by MiNe from Flickr, licensed under CC BY 2.0.

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