No news, just snooze: Japan’s paper deliverers enjoy press holiday

There is a good chance that Japan’s light sleepers have at times been stirred by the purr of an approaching moped, followed by the squeak of a brake and footsteps on the street. The sounds punctuate the pre-dawn routine of the paper delivery worker ... ( read original story ...)

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No news, just snooze: Japan’s army of paper delivery workers enjoy press holiday

There is a good chance that Japan’s light sleepers have at times been stirred from their slumber by the purr of an approaching moped, followed by the squeak of a brake and footsteps on the street. The sounds punctuate the pre-dawn routine of the ... ( read original story ...)

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