Voices | OVERHEARD

Alone and distracted

American man: I saw a woman stop in the middle of the street and stare intently into her phone. I assumed she was playing Pokemon Go, but when I got closer I saw that she was only playing Solitaire.

— Omotesando, Shibuya-ku, Tokyo. Overheard by a Japan Times On Sunday reader

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