Waiting at the SoftBank store in Ginza for a consult about the wretchedly slow (as in .03 Mbps) download speeds using 4G on my iPhone, I look out the window and see this racing type, assuredly incredibly expensive car parked by the curb, then notice its driver’s side door has “Imagine all the people living life in peace”—a line from John Lennon’s famous song—printed along one of its borders and feel an immediate revulsion at what seems to be a crass, commercial exploitation of the purity of these idealistic words.

But then, if this exploitation makes even one person who reads these words think (more) seriously about world peace and how best they can help further this cause, then I guess it could be a good thing.