"If there are potential witnesses nearby, move to another part of the train to do your groping." #traintips
— The Hopeful Monster (@SublightMonster) March 24, 2014
The real question is, who is the “witness” and who is the “gropee“?
Other 3Yen posts dealing Tokyo’s problems with molesters include:
—HOW-TO GUIDE for ‘CHIKAN’/MOLESTER FUN in Japan!
. . . . . (3Yen / 2006-07)
—Groping, Tokyo’s favorite pastime on the trains
. . . . . (3Yen / 2005-02)
←Please molest behind the white line
. . . . . (3Yen / 2009-08-06)
— Metro molester manners (3Yen / 2011-02-01)
改札の情報量が多い—Information overload at the ticket gate in Tokyo
@nomolk on Twitter December 7, 2013
Christmas ‘romance’ on the Tokyo Metro…according to the December train manners poster, ha, ha.
The above poster is a reminder to the hoards of drunks (3Yen / 2011-Dec-02) who will be projectile vomiting (3Yen / 2008-Nov-01) on the Tokyo subway during this holiday season.
You should also check out the dozens of the previous “Train Manner [sic]” posters that have been posted on the 3Yen.
With the demise last month of Tokyo’s favorite long suffering train manners guy shown above (3Yen / 2013Apr01), the Metro posters such as this month’s shown below have not been very much fun to follow…
Please, let’s now have a moment of silence.
I am deeply saddened to say that a long-time contributer to the 3Yen, the Tokyo Metro Manners Man, who has been featured for years in posters promoting better subway behavior, has disappeared and is presumed lost after taking a train spotting vacation.
Over the years, the 3Yen has featured the trials and tribulations of the long-suffering Metro Manners Man as shown below.
Shown below is the first poster of the Tokyo Metro’s new manners campaign featuring this year’s catchy slogan, “MANNER FART*,” which is similar to the old slogan of Tokyo Gas Company, “MY CITY, MY GAS” (3Yen / 2008-09-24).
*Note: The original Metro poster reads (Manner heart) but (Manner fart) sounds more euphonious doesn’t it?
Right now in the last throes of winter, the air in Japan is extremely dry if you get my “drift.”
Click to view the original non-parody poster.
Check out the 3Yen’s many other non-dandruff related train manners posters for the Tokyo Metro here.
The next time you’re on the Tokyo Metro subway and you see the logo on the right, you can catch MANTA rays—the free Wifi of the new “MANTA” (Metro Amusement Network Trinity App) service. This is a good deal because in Japan, WiFi is seldom free and always a nuisance to find.
According to the wonders of goofy Google Translate of the MANTA developer, NTT Broadband Platform Inc., Metro station information, subway timetables, station maps will offer via mobile device apps for the particular service area you are in without the hassle of searching. The WiFi and apps will offer the day’s video news and “entertainment information” as well as information on avoiding crowded areas and which train cars to board for the best access.
In case you were wondering about it being ominously called a “Trinity App,” learn more information on how this new mobile app with free Wi-Fi access will be used to “track and provide changes to passenger habits” at the report at Computerword (Feb. 13, 2013): Tokyo Metro, which runs the underground trains in the city, will test how riders react to a new mobile portal.
When the Tokyo subway cars are running at their daily 200% of capacity*, please line up and wait your turn to get kicked in the head.
View the original poster above for January 2013 at the Tokyo Metro Manners Foundation.
Daily Mail | 19 November 2012: Photos reveal squashed Tokyo subway commuters squeezed on to trains
*Business Insider | Jan. 11, 2012: Take A Look At Why The Tokyo Metro Is Known As 'Commuter Hell'
This month’s faux train manners poster for the Tokyo Metro, hee, hee…
Click to view the original.
The 3Yen’s favorite graphic artist, Bunpei Yorifuji, who did the all the Tokyo train manners posters* such as the amusing closeup shown on the left of the drunks on Tokyo trains, now has a new science book out.
*The 3Yen has featured more
than 50 posters by Yorifuji.
Call Me Lithium [book review]
Wired.com | Oct 4, 2012
….just released a translation of Japanese illustrator Bunpei Yorifuji’s Wonderful Life with the Elements: Periodic Table Personified. Yorifuji has a cult following in Japan thanks to a series of cartoon etiquette posters he did for Tokyo subway riders, titled “Just Do It At Home.” The posters dance with humor and so does his version of the Period Table in which every element becomes a character, and a hard-working character at that.
Learn more on Amazon about Bunpei Yorifuji’s Wonderful Life with the Elements: The Periodic Table Personified