Tokyo Life 6 – Japanese Train Etiquette Ads

07 Mar


The advertisements in the trains of Japan never fails to entertain me. They’re either covered with text or bombarded with colorful images. When I was staying there, I always notice some public service ads that sometimes sarcastically reminds us commuters to mind our own manners and so I randomly snapped up a few for keepsake.

These ones are generally found on the JR line and I’m already guilty of the first one!

Guilty of this too!


They should hang this one in our MRTs too!japanese_train_ads_04

And these to the deaf ones!

Makes your ride more interesting I must say. . . but did you notice if anyone bothered about the this one?japanese_train_ads_06




Apparently the Tokyo metro offers the Do It At Home series which you can read about it at Danny’s post.

Anyhoos, its rule of thumb that you can’t talk on your mobile while commuting on the trains in Japan. Some cars even require you chuck it out the window… I mean turn it off entirely. Every Japanese there usually switches it to Manner Mode (aka silent mode) and starts practicing otaku-ism on it.. (though actually I think most are just checking train times and weather reports).

Most foreigners aren’t aware of the SHUTDUPP rule and then only realises it when people start throwing daggers at them. Seriously we should implement the same thing to commuters here and it applies most of the time to forgeiners who blabs as if they are in their own house!  We need some Do It At Home sarcasm too! LOL


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  1. EstoKun

    Sunday, 7 March, 2010 at 23:05

    haha think Jo would love this

  2. mervyn

    Sunday, 14 March, 2010 at 11:16

    It’s nice that they’ve solved the problem of people rushing into the train before allowing any passengers off the train.

  3. nekomimi

    Sunday, 14 March, 2010 at 14:26

    I wish they’d put up something like that in Singapore’s buses and trains.

  4. nekohana

    Sunday, 28 March, 2010 at 11:48

    I’d like to create a computer shoot-em up game where we shoot people who causes inconvenience to others.