Saving your newspapers
A few days before the end of the month, our morning edition of the Nihon Keizai Shimbun newspaper is delivered to our mailbox together with several large folded big paper bags. We are instructed to put last month's copies of the morning and evening editions , which of course we have been saving, into these bags and set the bulging bags out on our doorstep on the morning of the last day of the month, where they will be picked up by a Nihon Keizai Shimbun truck so they can be recycled into new newsprint.
Our neighbors do the same with the newspapers they subscribe to, so everyone knows which newspapers each family reads.
- Hisae Tanaka