| Jan 10, 2015

Ours is to reason why

Middle-age man: Look how much your uncle has changed in these photos over the past 10 years. He’s put on a bit of weight. Six-year-old girl: Why? — Musashi-Hikida, Akiruno-ku, Tokyo. Overheard by The Japan Times On Sunday Overheard a conversation you’d like to ...

| Jan 3, 2015

Santa's little secret

I can't make it on Wednesday (Christmas Eve) as I have to prepare the cheese sandwiches and whisky for Santa and carrots for Rudolph.

| Nov 29, 2014

Clean as a whistle

Tokyo Metro cleaning staff worker: Now that’s pretty! (talking to himself after polishing a railing on the steps leading from Hanzomon Station) — Hanzomon Station, Chiyoda-ku, Tokyo. Overheard by a Japan Times On Sunday reader Overheard a conversation you’d like to share? Simply fill ...