Voices | OVERHEARD

Commuting crush

Foreign woman: It’s not usually this crowded when I catch the train later in the morning.

Foreign man: To be honest, anything would be less busy than this.

— Tokyo Metro Hanzomon Line, Tokyo. Overheard by The Japan Times On Sunday

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