The Spitfire demon’s evil twin has donned a suit and volunteered to show commuters what not to do on Japanese trains.
Hint #1: Do not bully schoolboys about their pink hair. They can’t help it.
Hint #2: Pinching that salaryman will only get the office lady’s knickers in a twist, so please direct your attentions to the old uncle who’s completely oblivious to what’s going on right next to him because he’s got his nose in an ero-comic disguised as the latest Haruki Murakami.
Hint #3: Refrain from kicking a 2-pointer with the recycle bins. Because there are no public trash cans in all of Japan, they are the last place desperate commuters can make furtive emergency trash stowage.
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3 thoughts on “What Not To Do On Japanese Trains”
My fave train sign is on the Maglev in Shanghai. It says ‘please be gentle’ …. Erm it goes at 430kph, it’ll cope.
That’s great! What exactly are passengers supposed to be gentle with?
I’m really not sure, it’s on the gate as you enter.