Last year the Tokyo Metro’s manners mascot, “Miteru chan” (lit. Miss Watching), was only looking for infractions of decorum on the trains.
This year she’s kicking butt on bad Metro manners.
The Metro’s manners mascot, Miteru chan, had previous concerns including:
• Getting hammered on the Metro (3Yen 2015-03-03)
• No farting on the Metro (3Yen 2015-02-06)
• Don’t play with your nuts on the Metro (3Yen 2014-11-15)
The tritest of Japanese proverbs is, The nail that sticks up gets nailed down. ().
So it is only fitting that the Tokyo Metro would warn us of the converse of this their “manners” poster of this month…
The month of February’s train manners poster for the Tokyo Metro warns folks to not fart around.
The long nightmare for the handicapped, the Tokyo Metro’s Ginza Line, is finally going to remodeled.
It’s about fcuking time, grrr.
The terminus of the Ginza Line in Shibuya—Japan’s fourth busiest station—only has partial elevator access to only one half of the station. Other stations of the Ginza Line also feature unique Japanese innovations like:
• Wheelchair ramps ending in a flight of stairs,
• Steps leading to handicapped restrooms,
• Random pipes in the middle of pathways,
• Conduits and ventilation ducts hanging from the
ceiling below 180 cm (5 feet 9 inches),
• And stair tread depths smaller than size 24 cm
(US size 8) shoes.
The Tokyo Metro manners poster for December warns of the holiday rush of horny reindeer and rhino salarymen.
Previous 3Yen reports of the dangers of December’s holiday rush on the Tokyo’s subway system include:
Don’t play with your nuts on the subway.
Better yet are the posters in the northernmost big city of Japan, Sapporo. Way up in pseudo-Siberia, Sapporo’s subway system has posters that are better than the banal banners for Tokyo’s Metro Manners.
“Subway posters are better in Sapporo”
pic.twitter.com/Pvs2GpFtln— Justin Norrie (@JustinNorrie) June 21, 2014
The above poster is from Sapporo’s Tozai Line.
Poster in the subway in
Campaign against male violence in the Paris Metro
Le Mode 2014/10/31– Google Translate
“The testicles are not crystal, they do not explode. The closure of the thighs is preferable.”
Notice to men who lounge about, legs apart, on the seats of the Paris Metro..The collective, Dare feminism, is launching a Takebackthemetro campaign and a petition on Oct. 31st.
“The subway’s atmosphere is hostile to women. According to a survey we conducted, three quarters of women are forced to develop coping strategies, adapt their own behavior, and carefully choose where they sit,” says Anne-Cécile Mailfert, on behalf of the association.
Every Halloween for the past 30 years or so, the gaijin/aliens (foreigners) of Tokyo have had a tradition of getting roaring drunk in costume and then turning a couple of cars of the Yamanote commuter line into a “party train” much to the chagrin of sad-sack salarymen.
Please party on the train!
(3Yen / 2008-11-01) →
And, what’s the quickest way to ruin kinky fun? Legalize it…
–On the Tokyu Line between Yokohama’s Chinatown and Tokyo’s Shibuya districts, Tokyu Corporation chartered their own official Halloween Party Train and ruined a lot of the clandestine fun, meh.
To learn more about the original, evil-alien, Halloween Party Train refer to:
• Japan’s Halloween (3Yen / 2014-10-30) Not posted yet
This month’s subway manners poster for the Tokyo Metro features sheep, monkeys and an old goat—Go figure.