A so-called “news” update from The Telegraph:
Japanese commuters told to be courteous as standards fall
Telegraph.co.uk – By Julian Ryall in Tokyo – 9:42PM GMT 06 Dec 2008
….Japan Railways [sic] has just launched a poster campaign urging women to “Please do it at home” – put their make-up on, that is….
This news report of, “Japan Railways [sic] has just launched a poster campaign” is wrong in a couple ways. The posters belong to the Tokyo Metro subway not Japan Railways, and the Metro’s campaign was launched eight months ago last April.
Check out this fun detail.
Ok, ok, the above poster is my Photoshop fun, but below is the OFFICIAL Tokyo Metro poster, which I saw for the start of the Projectile Vomiting Season in Japan.
Just in time for the end-of-the-year drinking parties*, the Tokyo Metro subway has started to put up new posters today reminding folks to barf at home and not on everyone on the train (as is the norm in Japan flickr).
The barf poster is one of the monthly series for the Tokyo Metro and railways brace for onslaught of holiday-season drunks (Japan Times).
*Called Bonenkai (in the Japanese language:
忘年会, lit. “forget the year gathering”).
The poster series is aimed at cajoling the so-called ‘rude’ Japanese public to have better train manners. In previous months, posters reminded riders to:
— “Please party on the train!”
— “Not torture eyeballs on jostling trains“,
— “Please do it like a Moose”
— “DON’T SWIM IN FRONT OF THE TRAINS“
—“Please no umbrella golf on the platform”