The Tokyo Metro Manners poster is all wet this month.
With much derp, the Tokyo Metro seems to want us to “drop” our umbrellas during Japan’s rain season (rather than taking care that our umbrellas don’t drip on others).
The strange part of this Metro poster’s engrish mistake is that the Tokyo Metro has a complete staff of interpreters who work at the subway’s information desks. However, somehow all the people in the PR department who make the posters forgot to have someone check the poster’s English, sheesh.
Previous drippy reports of the rainy season in Japan include:
Here’s the new manners poster for the month of May that I spotted today on the Tokyo METRO.
Previous “mannered” reports on the 3Yen include:
The up-coming Japanese fiscal year starts tomorrow and it’s going a tough year for teasing the Tokyo Metro’s manners posters in English. The theme of 2016’s posters will feature kanji ideographs that will target* the current rude hoards Chinese tourists and the locals, meh.
Tokyo Metro’s New Manner Posters Themed on Kanji Graphics
japanstation.com | 2016-Mar-30
Every year Tokyo Metro announces a new series of…”Manner [sic] Posters” …The new posters designed by Tokyo illustrator, Yu Nagaba, will feature a new character called “Chikao-kun” or “Underground Boy”…The new slogan “anata no mana- , ii kanji?” or “are your manners in good shape?”...more...
The above poster is a 3Yen “exclusive” since the actual manners poster shown on the left won’t be put up until tomorrow, April 1st.
← Click to embiggen.
Our reports of previous fiscal year’s new series of manner posters include:
March Metro—Make way for the prima donnas!
``In order to uplift commuting manners, every month we have created a traffic moral promotional manners poster that is posted in stations and on the trains.´´
A few of the many previous posters of Tokyo Metro manners include:
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:
Japanese moral dilemma #175:
Do you offer your train seat to a princess or a granny?
Previous posters about Tokyo train manners include:
This month’s Metro Manners message warns of Rude Rudolph on the Tokyo subway.
Previous reports on the 3Yen of Xmas Metro Manners include:
Speaking of Mannerly manners trained in Japan (3Yen 2015-11-03, 11:30am), check out the Tokyo Fashion Police busting a Japanese salaryman for wearing a bright yellow suit and having clashing green helmet hair on the Metro. ↓
Check out the mannerly manners training…
Closeup of the manners sign