LINE UP: Tokyo’s favorite

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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.

 
UPDATE: Oops, I forgot about the “Prior Art” that I posted way back in 2010 about the lining up for the Tokyo Metro Human Centipede.

 


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Tokyo Halloween manners

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The Tokyo Metro has put up “manners” posters warning everyone not to have Halloween fun (3Yen / 2015-10-01/)

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The rest-of-the-story
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.

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All I can say about that is

 



 


Mo’ manners

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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).

 

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Our previous reports of the Tokyo Metro’s manner posters include:

 



 


Transport manners

Since today, September 30, is designated as National Bus Day (Basu no hi) here in Japan, I though you might enjoy this newspaper article from The Times of London about “transport manners” in the Omnibus Law, dated Saturday 30 January 1836.
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The “bus girls” (bus conductress/fare collectors) like the character, Reiko Kobayashi, were in the pre-war were a source of great longing of simpler times.
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Manners, meh…There’re overrated.

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Japanese manners, meh. There’re wa-a-a-y overrated*.

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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.
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Previous posts of Japanese train manners posters include:

 




Tokyo 2020 — Olympic ‘hospitality’

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Japan’s Omotenashi Movement marches forward for the Tokyo’s 2020 Olympic “hospitality.”

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Foreigner-Only Carriages To Be Introduced Ahead Of Tokyo 2020 Olympics
TheRisingWasabi May 15, 2018 | @therisingwasabi

 

 
A few of our many stories about Omotenashi/hospitality include:


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‘Suma-Ho’ walking

The Japanese term ‘Suma-Ho’ is a mangling of English’s “smart phone”:
suma[ato] = ‘smart’ + [tere]Ho[n] = ‘telephone’.
That is, this poster warns of dangers of “Smart Ho” walking, lol.

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—High-quality poster on the Toho Line. Though maybe it worked…I’m not posting this while walking. #sapporo

dameyo man This seems to be the first “live-action” appearance of “Dameyo Man”—the manga mascot of the Sapporo Transportation bureau—His head reads: ST    ダ    メ   ヨ.
In my mind, I love to half-ass mistranslate the Japanese Dameyo Man” as ‘Damn-It Man’ lol. Actually, Dameyo (ダメヨ~!!) is better translated as “That’s no good!” or “You can’t do that!”
 
Our previous reports of Smart Ho” walking include:

 


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Doraemon’s new job

The Tokyo Metro hired Japan’s most loved* manga and anime character, Doraemon, to be the mascot of their multilingual website called susuMetro!.”

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The name susuMetro! (すすめメトロ!) plays on word — “susumeru” meaning to “continue” or “move forward” and Metro.


 
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Declared most Japan’s No. 1 character by a recent survey of Japan’s netizens (soranews24.com | 2018/02/01).

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Our previous reports of dorky Doraemon’s jobs include:

 



Ass face manners

Yet another of the great Tokyo train manners posters…This time promoting ass-to-face massages.

 
Previous posts of Tokyo train manners posters include:

 




Polite Japanese ballerinas do fart

That was just a one-off, stealth trial of the horror manga artist, Jinji Ito (Wiki).
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The actual Tokyo Metro manners poster of a polite ballerina is actually more lightheart-farted.
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