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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.

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

 



 

Halloween candy is problematic in Japan

Halloween is the time to mug old people for hiding their trick-or-treat candy. October’s manners poster on the Tokyo Metro
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sugar-thievesThe-rest-of-story is that while Halloween has become increasingly popular in Japan (is a perfect excuse for Japanese cosplay), trick-or-treating is extremely rare. No telling what horrors happened to that old man in the poster after he got onto always-remote train station elevator with those sugar-deprived Japanese kids. Just look at the kids’ deviously evil smiles.

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Previous posters dealing with Tokyo train manners for Halloween include:

 


The Tokyo subway anti-cosplay campaign?

July’s new “manner” poster on the Tokyo Metro seems to be either directed against:
   • Anti-cosplay on the trains, or
   • Prohibiting French aristocracy from using public transport

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Previous 3Yen reports Toyko train manners on the 3Yen include:

 



Tokyo Metro is full of frog fans

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Basically in Japan, it’s not easy being green.″(3Yen 2015-05-01)


 
The Tokyo Metro’s posters have warned of other train problems including:
  • Kicking butt on the Tokyo Metro (3Yen 2015-04-01)
  • May Day on the METRO (3Yen 2015-05-01)
  • No farting on the Metro (3Yen 2015-02-06)
  • Don’t play with your nuts on the Metro (3Yen 2014-11-15)