Here’s some sound advice from Santa to make the crowded holiday season better…
When we sit on Santa’s lap,
more people can sit comfortably.
No matter where you go in Tokyo—the trains, the bank, the toilet— you can enjoy queuing in the company of others in the line up fun.
The Tokyo Metro has put up “manners” posters warning everyone not to have Halloween fun (3Yen / 2015-10-01/)…
For the past 30 years it has been a Halloween tradition among us gaijin/foreigners to take over one rail car of Tokyo’s main loop, the Yamamote Line, for a party…much to the annoyance of the sad-sack salarymen who hate their gloomy decorum being disrupted.
One of the first things you notice when you start living in Japan are all the cool prefectural flags (Wiki).
One of the first things you notice when you have lived in Japan for a while are all the funky prefectural flags. From Tokyo’s anus flag (3Yen / 2006-11-14) to Yokohama, Kanagawa’s limp dick flag (3Yen / 2006-11-14) Japan is full of unfortunate designs.
There is also the problem with inconsistencies of the designs and colors of each prefecture’s flag(s). Many Japanese prefectures have more than one “official” flag. There are traditional flags, sports flags, “symbol” flags, and even official “communicative” flags.
Japanese on the trains are well-known for their manners and decorum…Just not for the handicapped (3Yen/2010-07-09: I have Secret Super Powers).
Our previous reports of the Tokyo Metro’s manner posters include:
In the 1980s, Tokyo Gas slapped the slogan on the side of thousands of their company’s trucks proclaiming, “MY CITY–MY GAS®” (マイシティ—マイガス)
It’s true GAS LOVE (3Yen / 2018-09-02), isn’t it?
*Ok, ok, Japanese do form proper lines when they queue up for the trains.
But when they move onto the trains, it’s all asses-and-elbows akimbo in an amazing, unmovable pile of people pick-up-sticks—as alluded to in this Tokyo Metro manners poster.
Previous posts of Japanese train manners posters include:
‵‵Please carry away the toilet paper to the
restroom without putting it in the garbage can.′′
Rude hoards of loud, littering, misbehaved Chinese tourists are the bane of the residents living/commuting/working near the major tourist areas of Tokyo and Kyoto. Typically mainland Chinese tourists are viewed as “pollution” by residents here, both Japanese and foreign (even by fellow “Chinese” from Taiwan, Hong Kong, Singapore, etc.).
Specially, the strange signage about taking, ‵‵away the toilet paper to the restroom without putting it in the garbage can,′′ is caused by the puny plumbing in China (and other Asian countries) that cannot handle flushing toilet paper.
Chinese household sewer pipes are 50mm or less (2 in.) in diameter. Western plumbing is twice as large in diameter at 100mm (4 in.) or larger. In China there will be a basket by the side of the toilet for throw paper, yuck.
— hiroshi ono (@hiroshimilano) August 18, 2018
Translated from Japanese by Microsoft:
Don’t be surprised! This is the language level of a not-at-all-cheap hotel in the middle of Tokyo in 2018. Luckily I was able to poop and use the restroom correctly because I could read it in Japanese instead of English. Probably.