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Apolitical, April 8, 2019

Trams aren’t commonly thought of as beautiful places to be. But in Toyama, Japan, city hall found a way to change that. Since 2012, the city government has been offering free rides to people who buy bouquets from participating florists to fill the trams with flowers.