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Train etiquette: Top 10 inconsiderate behaviors that tick Japanese train commuters off the most

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bill937ca

From Japan Today:

 

https://japantoday.com/category/features/lifestyle/train-etiquette-top-10-inconsiderate-behaviors-that-tick-japanese-train-commuters-off-the-most?

 

As the Japan Private Railway Association  is the original source, here is there English language page.

 

https://www.mintetsu.or.jp/en/

 

Regional private railways:

 

https://www.mintetsu.or.jp/en/local.html

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Sheffie

I get the impression that I would be much happier riding on a Japanese train than an English one. It seems like basic human decency is actually expected of people. (I've never been on an American train despite living here for... um... more than 14 years, so I couldn't comment on what those are like, but British trains are hellish.)

 

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12 hours ago, Sheffie said:

I get the impression that I would be much happier riding on a Japanese train than an English one. It seems like basic human decency is actually expected of people. (I've never been on an American train despite living here for... um... more than 14 years, so I couldn't comment on what those are like, but British trains are hellish.)

 

 

It's not very often I manage to navigate the arcane and seemingly arbitrary British railway ticketing system, but I do find it very helpful when on British trains that so many passengers are in possession of mobile phones which they use to inform other people that they are, and I quote, "on the train", which clears up any doubt that I have accidentally boarded a caravanserai headed towards the Gobi Desert.

 

Personally my biggest gripe with Japanese train etiquette are the people who think it's OK to ignore the whole lining up on the platform thing and sneak into the doors from the side, but I take great pleasure in physically interrupting their ingress.

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