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Evening chime sound 2008/4/19 05:42
What is the evening chime sounds heard around tokyo (and i've heard most of Japan) around 5 to 6 pm? I've heard it has something to do with schools but what exactly is it?
by kris  

Meguro Ward Office used to ring Akatonbo 2008/4/19 15:18
Usually schools and public offices ring a tune to announce that it is a certain time. It helps their students or employers to know that it is time to go home, while contributing to the society such as to the children playing in parks without a clock.
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Not everywhere 2008/4/19 23:02
I've heard it in 'inaka' rural areas, but never where I live now, in Hyogo Prefecture.
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