Mainichi Daily News ran a story yesterday about one of the most pressing issues of our time. (Unfortunately, no English version that I could find - you'll have to take my word for it.)
Apparently, two separate customers paying for train tickets at a station in Japan were given the wrong change.
What seems to have happened is the clerk, instead of grabbing a 100 or 500 yen coin, picked up a 10 yen coin by mistake. One person's change was 180 yen too low, and another's was 480 yen too low. This is national news.
If only I could live in a country where the threshold for making the papers was so low (and where expectations were so high). Did you know that only about half the murders in New York City even make the local newspapers because there's not enough space to print the rest? And crime is down here!