| Feb 25, 2017

Unclear on the concept

"The subject of today's lesson is 'Time.' To begin, I'd like to ask you some introductory questions. For example, 'What do you think about people who are always late?'"

| Feb 4, 2017

Flower power

Middle-aged man #1: The plum blossoms are out in (Tokyo’s) Komazawa Park. Not much longer till cherry blossom season. Planning anything special this year? Middle-aged man #2: I was just going to do the same as every year — go to Ueno Park. Middle-aged ...

| Dec 31, 2016

Home truths

"I was going to organize a Secret Santa but I was afraid of getting another packet of cashew nuts from our kids."

| Dec 10, 2016

Changing with the season

Young child: Why do the leaves change color in autumn? Father: Because the weather turns cold? Young child: Do I change color? — Tokyu Toyoko Line, Tokyo. Overheard by The Japan Times On Sunday Overheard a conversation you’d like to share? Simply fill out ...