Voices | OVERHEARD

Tall tale

Young boy: Dad, I can see the shinkansen. Can you see it?

Father: Of course I can see it. I can actually see more than you because I’m taller than you.

Keihin Tohoku Line, Tokyo. Overheard by The Japan Times On Sunday

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.