Voices | OVERHEARD

Cute has no bounds

(A male teacher wearing a necktie stands among female students in a college elevator)

Student #1: Kawaii (That’s cute).

All students: Kawaii~!

Teacher: We are all kawaii.

— University campus in Yokohama, Kanagawa Prefecture. Overheard by a Japan Times On Sunday reader

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