Voices | OVERHEARD Apr 18, 2020

Plastic overload

"The new coronavirus seems to have inspired supermarkets in Tokyo to add even more layers of plastic to their retail operations these days."

Voices | OVERHEARD Apr 4, 2020

The eternal search for a pack of face masks

Middle-aged man (speaking Japanese): Masuku arimasuka? (Do you have any face masks?) Drug store clerk: ... — Pharmacy, Toritsu-Daigaku, Meguro-ku, Tokyo. Overheard by The Japan Times On Sunday Overheard a conversation you’d like to share? Simply fill out the online submission form at Please recount the ...