Reserve romance for the office Tokyoites!

This month’s “Train Manner” (sic) awareness poster of the Tokyo Metro subway reminds Tokyoites to reserve romance for the office.
may tokyo poster do it at the offer

May’s poster above is one of the monthly series for the Tokyo Metro subways aimed at cajoling the so-called ‘rude’ Japanese public to have better train manners. In previous months, posters reminded riders to:
Don’t read newspapers
‘Please refrain from snotty…’
The official start of the Japanese Vomiting Season
And many, many, more….

Tokyo’s anti-newspaper campaign

This month’s “Train Manner” (sic) awareness poster of the Tokyo Metro features an anti-newspaper campaign (official website).
newspaper-tokyo-subway

The problem with the Metro’s anti-newspaper poster is that reading of newspapers (as well as manga and books) on commuter trains has dropped to almost nothing in the past five years. Whether it’s the middle of the day or rush hour, more often or not, when I look around train in Tokyo not one person is reading a paper—Everyone is fiddling with their keitai/cell phone.

April’s anti-newspaper poster above is one of the monthly series for the Tokyo Metro subways aimed at cajoling the so-called ‘rude’ Japanese public to have better train manners. In previous months, posters reminded riders to:
‘Please refrain from snotty…’
Tokyo Metro manners for Valentine gifts
Please be considerate of passengers getting on and off
The official start of the Japanese Vomiting Season
Please party on the train!
“Not torture eyeballs on jostling trains“,
— “Please do it like a Moose
— “DON’T SWIM IN FRONT OF THE TRAINS
—“Please no umbrella golf on the platform

Japan’s railway companies try to keep passengers’ manners on track
Top News–Thu, 03/19/2009….This year, popular Japanese illustrator Bunpei Yorifugi was hired for the job. Takeshi Kuroda, who works for the Tokyo railway operator Tokyu Dentetsu, said he was convinced that such messages worked… “For the past two years, we've also had signs to meet the wishes of customers who complain….we get fewer calls from customers who complain about people with loud headphones.”

‘Please refrain from snotty…’

My fellow Alien Time Traveler captured an advance photo of the March’s “Train Manners” poster of the Tokyo Metro. The poster reminds everyone to, “Please refrain from snotty behavior.
tokyo train manners poster march 2009

The March poster above is one of the monthly series for the Tokyo Metro subways aimed at cajoling the so-called ‘rude’ Japanese public to have better train manners. In previous months, posters reminded riders to:
Tokyo Metro manners for Valentine gifts
Please be considerate of passengers getting on and off
The official start of the Japanese Vomiting Season
Please party on the train!
“Not torture eyeballs on jostling trains“,
— “Please do it like a Moose
— “DON’T SWIM IN FRONT OF THE TRAINS
—“Please no umbrella golf on the platform

Poster for Tokyo Metro manners for Valentine gifts

This month’s Tokyo Metro “Manner” poster features me standing on crutches in front of the seats reserved for the handicapped as a typical Japanese couple munch on some shit.

train manners Tokyo Metro 2009 feb original

Actually, rather than standing on crutches, I love sitting on the floor of the train in front of the seats reserved for the handicapped.

handicapped train seat for aliens

Sometimes when I’m feeling frisky I ask the seated folks to, “Please hold my crutches so I can hang from the straps with both hands.”
As you can see in the signage, they ought to know that those are reserved for aliens, ha, ha.
handicapped train seatalien handicapped train seat
Update…
aliens vs handicapped


The February poster at the top of this page is one of the monthly series for the Tokyo Metro subways aimed at cajoling the so-called ‘rude’ Japanese public to have better train manners. In previous months, posters reminded riders to:
Please be considerate of passengers getting on and off
The official start of the Japanese Vomiting Season
Please party on the train!
“Not torture eyeballs on jostling trains“,
— “Please do it like a Moose
— “DON’T SWIM IN FRONT OF THE TRAINS
—“Please no umbrella golf on the platform

“Please be considerate of passengers getting on and off”

Yikes! Here’s January’s train manners poster for the Tokyo Metro. Hmmm, now what is the pictured couple doing that they should, “please be considerate of passengers getting on and off”?
tokyo-train-manners January
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Actual train love photo thanks to our reader “Coligny”…
schoolgirl train love

The above poster is one of the monthly series for the Tokyo Metro subways aimed at cajoling the so-called ‘rude’ Japanese public to have better train manners. In previous months, posters reminded riders to:
The official start of the Japanese Vomiting Season
Please party on the train!
“Not torture eyeballs on jostling trains“,
— “Please do it like a Moose
— “DON’T SWIM IN FRONT OF THE TRAINS
—“Please no umbrella golf on the platform

The official start of the Japanese Vomiting Season

A so-called “news” update from The Telegraph:japanese commuters

Japanese commuters told to be courteous as standards fall
Telegraph.co.uk – By Julian Ryall in Tokyo – 9:42PM GMT 06 Dec 2008
….
Japan Railways [sic] has just launched a poster campaign urging women to “Please do it at home” – put their make-up on, that is….

This news report of, “Japan Railways [sic] has just launched a poster campaign” is wrong in a couple ways. The posters belong to the Tokyo Metro subway not Japan Railways, and the Metro’s campaign was launched eight months ago last April.
barf-boy Tokyo
Check out this fun detail.
please-share seat

Ok, ok, the above poster is my Photoshop fun, but below is the OFFICIAL Tokyo Metro poster, which I saw for the start of the Projectile Vomiting Season in Japan.

train-poster vomit
–Tokyo Metro

Just in time for the end-of-the-year drinking parties*, the Tokyo Metro subway has started to put up new posters today reminding folks to barf at home and not on everyone on the train (as is the norm in Japan flickr).

The barf poster is one of the monthly series for the Tokyo Metro and railways brace for onslaught of holiday-season drunks (Japan Times).

*Called Bonenkai (in the Japanese language:
忘年会, lit. “forget the year gathering”).

japanese_commuters_350x255.jpg Telegraph.co.uk’s photo


The poster series is aimed at cajoling the so-called ‘rude’ Japanese public to have better train manners. In previous months, posters reminded riders to:
— “Please party on the train!
“Not torture eyeballs on jostling trains“,
— “Please do it like a Moose
— “DON’T SWIM IN FRONT OF THE TRAINS
—“Please no umbrella golf on the platform

Please party on the train!

Every Halloween for the past 30-40 years or so, the aliens of Tokyo have had a tradition of getting drunk in costume and then ride the full loop of the Yamanote commuter line much to the bewilderment of locals. As you can see from the official November poster below, even the Tokyo Metro got into the Halloween fun

party-train poster tokyo

Read more about the Yamanote Halloween Hijack/Train Party here.



The above poster is one of the monthly series for the Tokyo Metro subways aimed at cajoling the so-called ‘rude’ Japanese public to have better train manners. In previous months, posters reminded riders to:
“Not torture eyeballs on jostling trains“,
— “Please do it like a Moose
— “DON’T SWIM IN FRONT OF THE TRAINS
—“Please no umbrella golf on the platform

Please no umbrella golf on the platform.

As part of the ongoing series of the Tokyo Metro’s “Train Manner(sic) campaign, here’s October’s poster…

do-it Please no umbella golf

Click to view full-size poster.

Rest-of-the-story….
Playing “air golf”–visualization practice—on train platforms is one of the more entertaining hobbies of ever-madcap salarymen that you can observe in Japan. Golf visualization practice has results in a few deaths but mostly it’s just fun quirk of Japanese life. As well as traditional “air guitar,” I have seen air bowling, air ballroom dancing, and air badminton being practiced on subway and train platforms.

This monthly series of posters in the Tokyo subway are aimed at cajoling the so-called ‘rude’ Japanese public to have better train manners. In previous months, posters reminded riders to “Not torture eyeballs on jostling trains“, “Please do it like a Moose” and “DON’T SWIM IN FRONT OF THE TRAINS“.

Please do it on the mountain.

Here’s the Tokyo Metro’s September poster for “Train Manner” (sic).
do it on the mountain Japan
Click to view real poster.

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As I have mentioned before, this is a monthly series of posters in the Tokyo subway cajoling the so-called ‘rude’ Japanese public to have better train manners. In previous months, posters reminded women to “Not torture eyeballs on jostling trains” and “DON’T SWIM IN FRONT OF THE TRAINS“.


The above photo of Elk coupling is from Japan’s Hihokan Erotic Museum — a kinky flickr photoset of asobitsuchiya.

Tokyo subway surfing — DON’T SWIM IN FRONT OF THE TRAINS

The Tokyo Metro’s August poster for “Train Manner” (sic):
DON’T JUMP IN FRONT OF THE TRAINS
surfing-subway

(Click to view the official poster.)

manner eyeball torture japanese girls
As I have mentioned before, this is a monthly series of posters in the subway cajoling the so-called ‘rude’ Japanese public to have better train manners. In previous months, posters reminded women to “Not torture eyeballs on jostling trains.”