My 8-months pregant friend, “KeitaiGoddess” commuting here in Tokyo questions:
Q: “What is the nationality are these able bodied people (men, women, teenagers) who sit in the priority seating on public transport and ignore the heavily pregnant person standing right in front of them panting from the stairs and the Tokyo summer heat?”
A: Most folks in the Tokyo are developmentally disabled, so those handicapped seats are are always filled.
I bet KeitaiGoddess must have gained my Secret Super Powers!
Everyone seated in the handicapped seats on Japanese trains falls comatose the moment I enter the car on crutches.
Also check out my previous 3Yen posts…
— —Final solution for those pesky handicapped passengers
— —Tokyo Metro’s “Manner” (sic) poster of the month
— —Subway sitting pretty