Voices | OVERHEARD

Louder than words

Middle-aged woman: I never thought a table of four women in their 50s could be so loud.

Middle-aged man: Well, you’re not the only one. I think it’s safe to assume that everyone else in this restaurant now knows this too.

— Akasaka, Minato-ku, Tokyo. Overheard by The Japan Times On Sunday

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