Woman #1: It’s the anniversary of (musician) John Lennon’s death today.

Woman #2: Oh, I didn’t know you listened to him. What’s your favorite song?

Woman #1: “Norwegian Wood,” because it’s also the name of a (Haruki) Murakami novel.

— Naka-Meguro, Meguro-ku, Tokyo. Overheard by The Japan Times On Sunday

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