Can you give an example of Java being quite verbose? I'm curious.
The main example I've found is with I/O; to send an object on a socket, I had to get the socket's output stream object, then create a ByteArrayOutputStream, wrap that in a DataOutputStream, serialize the object to the DataOutputStream, convert the ByteArrayOutputStream to a byte array, and dump the byte array into the socket's output stream. Apparently, this is "proper, idiomatic" Java code. It has a lot of nice conceptual separation, but the separation is too fine-grained and leads to allocation of piles and piles of wrapper objects in some cases.
Admittedly, I'm no Java expert, though; someone with more experience might have found a more concise way of doing it.