Student #1: I read in The Japan Times that China will sell U.S.-denominated bonds.

Student #2: What? China will detonate U.S. bombs?

— University campus, Chiba Prefecture. Overheard by Japan Times On Sunday reader Andrew Valentine

Overheard a conversation you’d like to share? Simply fill out the online submission form at jtimes.jp/overheard. Please recount the conversation in the format above and be sure to provide a description of the participants (age, male/female, nationality if relevant, etc.), note where the conversation took place and include any other context that might be necessary.

In a time of both misinformation and too much information, quality journalism is more crucial than ever.
By subscribing, you can help us get the story right.