The Tokyo Metro has outdone itself this month with this new helpful poster to explaining why Japanese people never sit next to the foreigner on the train.



A few of the many previous 3Yen reports of the empty-seat-next-to-a-foreigner phenomenon include:



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  1. And, why they stare at foreigners?

    “Why do Japanese People Stare at Foreigners?”
    by Arni Kristjansson
    Why do Japanese people stare at foreigners?‘ and designed to be used by non-Japanese residents living in Japan when they feel they’re drawing too much attention.
    The idea is simple, print out this cover and wrap it around a book in Japanese. Then, as soon as you get stared at on the train or in a public place (to the point where it becomes uncomfortable) take out the book and pretend to start reading it …more…

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