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.
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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
Halloween is the time to mug old people for hiding their trick-or-treat candy. —October’s manners poster on the Tokyo Metro
The-rest-of-story is that while Halloween has become increasingly popular in Japan (is a perfect excuse for Japanese cosplay), trick-or-treating is extremely rare. No telling what horrors happened to that old man in the poster after he got onto always-remote train station elevator with those sugar-deprived Japanese kids. Just look at the kids’ deviously evil smiles. →
Previous posters dealing with Tokyo train manners for Halloween include:
The Tokyo Metro’s manners poster for September:
“MINDLESS METRO PUPPETRY PROHIBITED!”
Previous puerile posters on the trains here in Tokyo have included: