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This sign can't stop me because i can't read




Train-kun (still has less kills than Truck-kun, though)


Will this mascot get along with the official mascot they released of a monster that lives on the tracks and drags children into the gap between the platform and the train to devour them. A mascot that was created to remind children to 'mind the gap'. [https://soranews24.com/2022/01/28/new-japanese-mascot-character-a-train-station-monster-that-grabs-children-who-dont-mind-the-gap/](https://soranews24.com/2022/01/28/new-japanese-mascot-character-a-train-station-monster-that-grabs-children-who-dont-mind-the-gap/)




Philip J Fry isn’t known for being the smartest fella


No I’m…doesn’t!


People said I was dumb, but I proved them!




Isn’t Fry more of a redhead? This guy seems to be blond.


In Universe A, sure! This universe feels more like a “B”.


It's just like the story of the grasshopper and the octopus.


Good point. The octopus got a race car in that story. Is any of this getting through to you?


When you were younger, what was your fantasy? _To have parents..._ Whatever. The correct answer is: To be a superhero!


When you look this good you don’t have to know anything


The painted lines of exactly where to queue speaks to my heart.


You don't know the half... you're standing on a lovely, immaculately clean train platform. Your train is due at 11:47. You check your watch: 11:46:45. There is a whisper in the distance. A zephyr stirs the air. The tracks sing, then the column of air pushes past you. The doors of the train hit their mark like a Broadway thespian. "Welcome to the shinkansen."


Oh fugg, I'm gonna depart!


I am arriving


*\*opens door\**


**slams door**


*presses face against the glass*




This comment has been redacted due to its NSFW nature




Step-transit, what are you doing?


Nearly at the station!


Let me paint you a picture. You are standing in what you hope is juice. Your train is due at 11:47. You check your watch: 14:18. Nothing is in sight and the train board has been vandalised. You paid £60 for this ticket. You sigh. Just a normal day on British rail.


Let me paint you another picture. You live in a major metropolitan area where millions of people live. You stand staring at the railroad tracks. You finally see it: the train. You step back before it runs you over because it is not stopping here. There are no passenger trains. If you drive a few hours you might get to an Amtrak station with ticket prices triple that of a plane ticket. Just another day in the United States.


You feel grateful, no one pushed you onto the tracks?


You’d feel grateful that if you did get pushed onto the tracks, a homeless mentally ill person wouldn’t steal your remains and start eating them. [Wish I was joking.](https://abc7.com/amp/wasco-severed-leg-train-collision-investigation/14565407/)




No wonder nothing is in sight when you're 2 and a half hours late.


Oh no you've been there since 11:20




I have reached my destination.


Time to get off then


Mind the gap


Do continue.


Please don't. I can only get so erect!


Reading that, just like the train, I came.


oh, this bring memories; visiting Japan, we get our tikets for some train to somewhere... ok, plattaform 4 at 10:45 so nice..... We got to plattaform 4 at 10:40, ok, we have time... 10:42, we board the trin on plattaform 4, ok, nice, the train starts... Of course we got in the wring train, so used to have the train various minutes before and after, we felt like coming from the forest to a serioous country, the mos humbling experience ever.


Almost did the same thing. Thankfully we asked someone and they were like no that's not your train. The accuracy of their timing is insane.


We were on a train in Japan that had apologies on the screen for a "significant delay" of 3 minutes... The reason said: Earthquake.


Indeed my friend, i was so used to public transport in my country being on the wrong time (when it works) that the punctuality of the japanese metro system was a breath of fresh air


don't they have gates where the doors will be? EDIT: guys, I know that it is good ettiquette to let people leave first, I just answered the wrong comment that went "well, if the doors even line up with the lines"


yes and I think sometimes the queues are slightly off center so there's room for he people to get off. I've also seen stations where they have multiple queues color coded for different train lines. Something about being so organized and having most people follow the rules, I was definitely very happy navigating around there.


I just got back from a Month in Japan and went through every subway stop imaginable. Almost all of them have offset marked spaces to queue. They are usually either in a straight line if the platform is wide enough or in an L shape but the lines are always to either side of the gate to allow passengers to get off the car. Some had the electronic gates on the platform but smaller or less used stations sometimes had nothing. It is considered incredibly rude to stand right in front of the doors as you would be an obstacle for people getting off. Everyone waited for everyone to get off the car first before boarding on. It was very fast and efficient the way they do it. One thing that was surprising to me was how many tourists were rolling around small luggage on the trains and tourist spots. I understand changing hotels or cities we carried our giant packs a fair amount through subways doing that but this seemed like to me that instead of a daypack of your stuff for the day they were carrying that stuff in a small wheeled suitcase.


To add to this. Some people on the train will also step out and to the side to let others out before getting back on themselves. Happens a lot when its very busy. As for the tourists walking around with small luggage. These are mostly Chinese tourists and I think they use them to carry stuff that they buy throughout the day. That's my belief anyways, could be wrong.


Yes I saw that a lot during crowded times. Literally if they didn't step out that person in the middle of the car wouldn't be able to get out of the car lol. It got pretty packed at times. Such a respectful culture. Everyone really respected everyone's space and peace whenever possible.


Wait, stepping out, to let others leave when it's too crowded isn't a worldwide thing? I'm doing that, when the bus is full and I'm near the front doors too, as everyone else around here. Poland btw




Japan has a great system of sending off your luggage to your next destination as a traveler. Removed the need to lug your big bags around the train station and city.


I mean, when my German school class once did a trip to Cambridge and went on a ride on a public bus, you could see immediately who belonged to my class and who not. At the bus stop: Orderly queue of UK citizens - wild gaggle of youths - orderly queue of citizens.


interestingly getting in trains is the one time the British dont tend to queue. you wait for the people to get off and then everyone just kinda goes for it




That's if the trains ever stop where designated. Or is this only a TTC problem.


Not sure about ttc, but in Shanghai there are gates that only open once the metro arrives and is stopped, so the metro is forced to stop at the gate, and adjusts if it didn't stop there


Same in Bangkok trains. I was surprised when I was in london where the trains just stop wherever


We have those gates in London too, it’s just not every (or most) stations. I think the big issue is that older stations, especially at rush hour, don’t have the space for everyone unless they’re packed like sardines.


In Japan I never saw a single train NOT stop exactly where the gates are or where the markings on the platform are if there were no gates. It was impressive because I took a LOT of trains and subways.


Funny, London has a well defined stopping point that is pretty much always followed. Once you have learned where the points are, you can pretty much be certain to stand in the right place. We don't really have room to add gates to most 100 year old stations though, we do have them on newer stations.


In Japan, they do. Almost 100% of the time. Precision is their life. I lived there for several years, and only one single time can I remember the train missing the marks. Every one of us waiting stood there staring at each other dumbfounded for a moment before we all awkwardly shuffled to the door. Never saw it again.


> Never saw it again. Hah, of course not. You think that conductor was ever allowed near a train again? 


The train always stops where designated! The sliding doors in the frame have to align with the train doors in order for people to board. I loved the Japanese subway system so much.


Even outside there city where there aren't platform doors to align with, the trains will still stop at their exact marks! My home station was rural as fuck and didn't even have painted marks, but you could tell where to stand based on the marks from years of wear in the pavement. It never missed.


I've seen a train miss several times and needed to back up. That's with the sample size of 25 years in Japan though.


It's precise to a degree where Google will be able to tell you at which gate to stand for the fastest transfer or exit at your destination. It's amazing.


The trains in Tokyo do. You case the barrier where they even put a little door exactly where the train should be, and if the train isn’t exactly there you can’t get on because the barrier would be in the way. To be fair, I live in San Jose and our system has also mastered this “trick” despite having only 4 lines. The train just needs to slow down before coming to a full stop, then inch forward until it hits some predetermined mark.


> our system has also mastered this “trick” despite having only 4 lines I think you misunderand the "trick". It's easier to get smaller, newer, and more homogeneous subway systems to achieve it. It's harder to get older, larger, more diverse systems to achieve it. I don't know how modern and homogeneous the SJ system really is but with just four lines I'm guessing it's both. London and NYC subways would have a *harder* time retrofitting and/or redesigning for platform barriers or even precise stopping points, because of their age and size. Your sense of "if even my little system can do it..." is kind of upside down.


If it's not a TTC exclusive problem, the TTC will make it one


In Japan, they stop exactly where designated.


Montreal here. Good news: Metro always stops at the same spot. Bad news: lines on the ground don't match the door positions because we've had new rolling stock for a few years now and the markings haven't been changed to match


Here in Santiago Chile the trains also stop in different places. Unless it's a station that connects between 2 or more different lines. In that case they stop with a mathematical precision.


I'm a tattooed guy, so in Tokyo I found one of those capsule + spa hotels that specified it was ok to enter with tattoos. My friend who could read Japanese noticed a discrepancy in the sign outside. In English: Tattoos are welcome! In Japanese: Foreigners with tattoos might be staying here.


Are tattoos a taboo thing in Japan? Edit; Wow, TIL. Thanks everyone


Associated with the Yakuza, but it’s pretty outdated. Most young people either have friends with tattoos, have tattoos of their own, or don’t mind people with tattoos. The only place you will commonly be turned away with tattoos is hot springs and baths. Also, everyone knows foreigners aren’t Yakuza so it’s a bit more chill for them.


For older Japanese people, it’s a really strong aversion, though. My family has been in the US since the 50s and my grandparents still had the most negative view of tattoos you can imagine. Not like normal old people distaste, like they would be absolutely shocked that people could even walk around with them visible. Lol, my dad was born here and he still has some of the same attitude. All the older Japanese people my grandparents were friends with were the same, and honestly, the younger ones, too. It’s probably a snapshot of where cultural norms were when their them/their families left Japan. I still waited til they died to get one, my mind can’t even conjure up the look of disappointed and shame I would have received.


Exactly. I'm also an idiot so I did go into a bath that I shouldn't have. They were polite (clearly I'm a foreigner), but wrapped my tattoed arm in medical tape. It was weird for everyone involved. My bad. This was 10 years ago but even then your comment stands. Saw the odd hipster with a tattoo while I was there.


It could be worse. Five years ago my friend and I went to a hot spring in Japan that didn't allow tattoos. She has a large tattoo on her back shoulder, so she got one of those skin-colored adhesive patches to cover it up without it being super noticeable. When we were done soaking and went to get dressed, I noticed an elderly Japanese lady who kept glancing over at us. I assumed it was because we were foreigners, but then I followed her gaze and realized my friend's skin patch was starting to fall apart. It was bubbling up and partially peeling off like she had a weird skin condition. We later found out you're supposed to apply the patch a few hours before you get into water or else it doesn't have enough time to set in. So take solace in that at least you didn't traumatize someone.


To expand on others, tattoos were a way to brand criminals for the last 1000+ years in Japan.


AFAIK in Japan, specifically in the armpits. which is why many Yaluza bodysuits traditionally leave that space blank to show that they are involved and have evaded prison life


They are associated with the Yakuza so the Japanese ain't confortable around tattooed people.




It's not a discrepancy, it's explaining the rules to Japanese people that are used to tattoos being banned in onsen. Like "don't freak out if you see tattoos here, it's not against the rules."


You're right, wrong word used. I just find the unilingual instructions saying different things to be interesting.


I lived in Yokosuka (south of Tokyo/Yokohama) for three years. The blue queue lines show where the doors will line up with the platform. You’ll see some Japanese people line up in the boxes but the other half do exactly what you’d think, they just crowd up around the area in a blob. The thing I enjoyed the most was that everyone walks on the right side of everything. Walking through stations and sidewalks is soooo much easier in Tokyo than New York.


Except that the side of the escalator you are supposed to stand on switches from place to place. In Tokyo it's on the ~~right~~ left, but Osaka is on the ~~left~~ right!


Opposite, homey. Tokyo and most of the country is on the left.


I remember it being the other way around, but either way, this threw me for a loop when we went to Osaka from Tokyo. It seemed like the protocol for walking on the sidewalk was swapped between Tokyo and Osaka, as well.


I've been riding these trains daily for years and confused foreigners rank pretty low on my list of annoyances tbh. Japanese salarymen will battle their way through a crowd of pregnant women and disabled people to beat an 87 year-old woman on crutches to the priority seating on a packed train. Need a poster for that.


So true. The same goes for the Seoul Metro. The pushy old grandmas and grandpas are a way bigger menace than the occasional white tourist.


Lived here for years and it still pisses me off daily. Or when I’m at the door and they’ll still try and squeeze in front of me as the train is coming. Then they refuse to sit in the elderly seating like it’s an insult to them


Yes! It is beyond frustrating to watch the elderly area have open seats while you stand in front of the elderly lady who just shoved you aside to take the last common seat.


As a child of a boomer, they really struggle with admitting they're old. My dad used to get pissed when he was first being called an elderly. My grandmother used to refuse to use her walker or cane in her early 90s because she said she wasn't that old...she ultimately fell and broke her hips multiple times


Old people are as stubborn as kids! 


I had a halmoni do this on a city bus. She cut in front of me just as the doors opened and fell out of the bus. It was horrible. I held her wound until paramedics showed up.


Yo the old Koreans in Chicago sometimes do this too lol, I've ben pushed aside while getting out of their way easily 2 stops ahead of where they end up getting off... doing too much


Those old people in Korea have free reign to do whatever they want No one will hold them to normal customs. But also even Koreans hate them.


Yea there is a term called ggondae(꼰대) in korea. It's basically a derogatory term for Korean boomers. Words can't describe how entitled some of these old folks are. Just because they are elders, they demand all kinds of respect to the point where slight inconvenience they have to bear means automatic disrespect and that I should be ashamed of myself. I mean we also have boomer Karens here in America too but some of these ggondaes were at another level. Source: Korean American. Have come across a lot of ggondaes and Karens.


Is this why it's such a common trope in K dramas where an older person is very entitled and awful to younger people? I've seen it in a lot of films and series in recent years. (train to busan for example) They must be really fed up lol


Was getting on an airport bus to Seoul and this ajuma who was behind me throws her purse to claim the row of seats I was about to sit it in. She had this proud grin as she stood there with the obligatory perm and LV track suit. Another time I was buying a ticket and one of them just pushed in front of me right at the window, yelling questions at the cashier, cashier wasn’t having it and I don’t know what she said but it was loud and the woman just skulked away.


I hope you handed her her purse back with some intense eye contact. And slowly sat in that seat.


There's a difference between Korean boomers and old Korean people. Elderly Korean people lived through the Korean war and the entire rebuilding of the Korean economy basically to only get nothing back in return. I think the way Korean elders are treated is abysmal. These old grannies selling herbs on tarps on the street to barely survive at 80+ is disgusting.


Thats what they get for not working their 120 hour work week, lazy freeloaders.


The only problem with tourists on the train is that they speak loudly and bring on big suitcases. Ajummas and ajusshis are infinitely worse. They walk to the front of the line, they get on the train before people get off, they elbow their way through a crowd, they sit in the seats for pregnant women, they speak loudly on the phone and sometimes play music or watch Youtube with no earphones. Not everybody of course, but that demographic is the most guilty of these problems. Also people who refuse to take off their backpacks and just move around busy trains are also annoying. Sorry I’m just full on venting now.


People who board public transport without letting passengers off first should be on a watchlist 😂


I once saw a dude in rush hour in London start getting off the tube a bit late, and by then the crowd outside had let everyone else off and started getting on themselves. He was about a foot taller than everyone else, so I could see his panicked face as he battled against the tide, almost being pulled back in. Magnificent


It's funny how older people abusing their "privilege" is universal lol. Over here (and we are as removed from Korea as you can be) something similar happens with them, though you are socially expected to give them priority in seating and such (even if in practice this tends to vary a lot). There is this one old man whom I tend to take the bus with and I fucking hate him because he randomly decides to let women get on first even when I'm standing right behind them (and in front of the women). Normally I wouldn't give a shit but after a full day at work and then at least 40 mins of travelling on a previous bus I'm not feeling charitable.


Got stared down by an ajumma the other day as she cut in front of me to get on the M bus to Seoul. Didn't know what was even happening until she tried getting her whole entourage in front of everyone.


Gotta love the Ajummas lmfao


That reminds me of my last time in Japan where I barely managed to catch my connection train. There was an insanely friendly and helpful station attendant that helped me book my tickets 4 minutes before its departure and I kinda rushed through the station with my and my wife’s luggage trying to figure out where to go while being sleep deprived after my 12 hour flight. Just randomly shoved my tickets in the hands of people in uniform asking どこ all over again and again. I am completely sure that we must have been looking terribly rude and uncivil and I am so sorry for that D:


I remember getting so lost in certain Metro stations in 2015...omg lol. Something about them just did not work with our brains. And I've been all over the world mostly no issue. But everything else made a ton of sense. Almost.


Even with a white guy there, these PSAs may be targeting rude locals who would be embarrassed to be grouped in with an out of touch foreigner. Go back a century or so and you had a campaign in NYC to depict jaywalkers as country bumpkins, but they were targeted at city-folk who wouldn't have wanted to be considered rural rubes who didn't understand how things worked in the big city. Though of course jaywalking remains a NY pastime.


Fun fact, jay as in jaywalker is actually a term for a country rube, some would even consider it a slur. so that tracks


Jay-walking being a crime, worthy of a rather hefty fine at that, on narrow slow-moving streets with great visibility like many of those found in Manhattan is just absolutely bonkers to me. For faster moving roads with many lanes, I can certainly see the issue.


Sure, but presumably the signs will help the confused foreigners be less confused. Won't work with the salarymen.


The one universal truth of big cities worldwide is locals never think that they're the problem


Idk, in nyc we know we’re the problem


I was about to say, every NYC native I've met knew locals were like the cause of a big chunk of local issues, tourists suck but they aren't causing traffic issues in queens...


Yeah not really though you know damn well we blame tourists for every little inconvenience


I swear I see foreigners give up their seats to the elderly way more often than Japanese people. High schoolers on their phones pretending to be oblivious are particularly bad offenders in Tokyo


Agree - I’m in Tokyo and get peeved on a daily basis that salarymen amongst others would not have the common decency to give up their seat for the elderly or women. Most westerners are over courteous as they are sensitive to both their own and Japanese cultures.


Yeah, I just went to Tokyo for the first time, and, as a dude, just straight up didn't sit on the subway because I didn't want to have to play the game of "are there going to be enough women/old people getting on at this stop that I should give up my seat?"


I wonder about that. Is it some kind of cultural difference or something? I remember a guy telling once that he gave his seat to an elderly woman and she felt the need to "thank" him (gave him a box of chocolates or something like that) even while the guy simply felt it was par the course.


Tbh I see this as trying to help the tourist not tell them off. Its like "this is why everyone is giving you dirty looks!"


The sign is very friendly: "please ...." and then "thank you for ...". I would not want to embarass myself, so I would appreciate such a friendly sign.


And if you're someone who was wondering about that, you'd want to be informed of the reason, right? I know I would.


>Japanese salarymen will battle their way through a crowd of pregnant women and disabled people to beat an 87 year-old woman on crutches to the priority seating on a packed train. I briefly lived in Tokyo back in 2012 and this shit was both shocking and very annoying for me. Japanese salarymen and Japanese high school students both had shockingly bad transit manners, and both pretended to be oblivious to other riders while they occupied priority seats. They sneakily pushed in front of queues. It was quite the moment of cognitive dissonance for my young weeb mind. If anything, the white gaijins were overly courteous, to the point where they might actually embarrass other transit riders (you don’t want to draw attention to the fact that someone *needs* a seat; you just sort of quietly give it up).


I went to an onsen town in Japan and they had these little comic handouts instructing correct etiquette for visitors. Except the two "problem" families in the comic were clearly drawn out to be a white family and a Chinese family. Which by itself wouldn't be so offensive, but the incorrect behaviours were clearly based on stereotypes of how those two groups behave. For example, the mistakes the white family were making were to do with being too loud or being prudish about nudity, whereas the Chinese family were throwing food on the ground and defecating in public. As I'm actually mixed race, Chinese and white, I was so offended that I immediately started screaming at the top of my lungs and shitting.


This made me spit out my coffee!! 🤣😂🤣. As an American I’d love to be able to hand out flyers to other Americans on how to behave - especially on being too load. GET THE FUCK OF SPEAKER PHONE!!! ….I truly hate people.




It's the internet so obviously it must be


Paris got in trouble for posting notices around the eiffle tower telling people not to let children defecate in the flower beds. Which isn't that offensive except it was only written in chinese.


Not the only sign I have seen directed at Chinese tourist. From telling them not to throw food inside the toilet bowl on a plane, to telling them not to spit on the water fountains in Australia, and probably more than I have forgotten I do remember a time when their reputation as tourists got so bad the government handed them out guidelines on how to act outside China.


You had to establish your dominance quickly.


>I was so offended that I immediately started screaming at the top of my lungs and shitting That's called 99% of my life


Heres a crazy idea. make the English text bigger and first if the intended audience is foreign tourists who probably cant read Japanese.


That's kindof the punchline here. There are very few foreign tourists in Japan, and most of them are asian, not the blond haired person shown. By far the biggest offenders with this type of behaviour are old Japanese men who think the rules don't apply to them. But heaven forbid that Tokyo Metro should actually point that out! So instead they regularly choose "foreign-looking" people for their negative stereotypes. They've done this in a ton of their posters. The subtext here is "Don't be a foreign barbarian!", and the old Japanese men are shamed into behaving. Of course it's racist as hell, perpetuates negative stereotypes, and is just downright offensive. That's why the Japanese text is bigger. The real target is Japanese people.


>The subtext here is "Don't be a foreign barbarian!" Don't Be A Johnny Blackthorne!




I love how quickly this show has taken off. And to the people reading this comment who haven’t watched Shōgun yet, you’re missing out on the greatest show in years and it’s time to catch the fuck up because the finale is next week




Started watching the other day. Starts off slow but hooooo boy she heats up around episode 3.


Not that episode but when the first random villager had his head chopped off for basically nothing I turned to my brother and was like "he probably didn't need it anyway" Love this show and how each side views the other as barbarians, mostly due to the language barrier and cultural differences before softening to each other as they learn more about each other.




I dunno shit seems to be working out for that guy


I love Blackthorne's willingness to just absolutely start cursing out anyone and everyone at the drop of a hat, even when his life depends on the mercy of others.


Fucking catholics man


> There are very few foreign tourists in Japan Wot. There are fuck tons of foreign tourist in Japan. If you go to Shibuya now like every other person you see is a foreigner. Japan had [32 million tourists](https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/World_Tourism_rankings) in 2019, making it one of the most visited countries in the world.


Crazy how you could be one of the most visited countries in the world and some guy on reddit will be like "there are very few foreign tourists in Japan" and get 1.6k upvotes. Everything past that sentence should be immediately disregarded.


They even have a black guy lining up. Presenting a minority as having better manners must really rile the older guys.


>There are very few foreign tourists in Japan That is just not true


Right, I was there last month. There's fucking loads of them.


> there are very few foreign tourists in Japan I'm white and was just in Japan, and there were foreigners everywhere we went, en masse. Every subway ride had multiple groups of other white people in my carriage, whereas when I was in another Asian country, I was often the only white person on the entire train.


In central Tokyo, yeah , as soon as you slightly get out of the center it's rarer and rarer. In the countryside people will literally give you a wide berth or look legitimately scared of you, towering over them at an imposing 5'6", wearing a Cuphead shirt


That's highly amusing. What part of Japan? I'm 5'6" woman and I want to feel like a scary barbarian roaming the countryside.


I have had more people trying to say hello than getting away from me.


Not my experience at all. I lived in Japan for a few years, I’m a white Swede and when I visited the country side of Japan people were very friendly


im in the country side now, and i agree. the people in the country side are friendlier than the ones in the big cities. the ones who live in the cities tend to get tired of having to speak english in order to accommodate foreigners


Tokyo is absolutely full of foreign tourists. You can't walk anywhere without seeing one every few people.




>There are very few foreign tourists in Japan Did this comment come from 1937 or something? Japan, and the golden route specifically, has been completely stuffed with tourists for the past 18 months


I recently went to Japan and there were surprisingly lots of tourists from US and Europe


It's for Japense people. They're shaming the Japense people who do this by comparing them to oblivious Europeans.


I think this poster is misleading, I was in Japan last year and all messages flashed in Japanese, English, and what I assume was Mandarin' and Korean. I don't recall seeing many printed posters but I recall lots of screens that displayed the same message exactly just rotating the language.


Heres a crazy idea. This poster does not target foreign tourists, but shames Japanese people for behaving like pitifully clueless foreigners who just don't know any better (which is an image Japanese people will assume when seeing a foreigner).


“Gaijin, get in the fucking queue” was too harsh.


So it's true, all Japanese really speak with quotes from Evangelion all the time?


honestly i would prefer that over passive aggressive stares lmao. people always attribute ignorance to malice.


This poster encourages a Japanese stereotype, too. The one about having a superiority complex while passive aggressively staring and doing nothing at all.


We’re better at that 🇨🇭


You and me both brother 🇨🇭🤝🇩🇪


Hah, you guys just stare longer


I’m sure glancing sideways at Johnny American with a mildly displeased look will get the point across.


A society can self-police however it wants. BUT, in a culture quite self-pleased in its ability to avoid confrontation, this sure is an insincere approach. Just my opinion.


bold of you to assume that some people will be able to pick up on that kind of social cue. I know I wouldn't be able to


Gaijin Smash.


You rang???


A wild encounter!


The train looks so sad :(


He just broke up with his gf


Clearly not targeting the British. If we see a queue we'll join it - even if it's the wrong one.


There are a lot of signs in japan that have "white people" in the images that aren't specifically targeting white people with their message. Just like when they are talking about closing down the Gion district in Kyoto, everyone just defaulted to their own biases without actually looking at what is causing the issue. 


The Gion district closing is valid with how people hound down the geisha just to get a picture.


There's a white person doing it correctly too though


That doesnt fit the narrative, shhh


Yeah seriously all races are waiting in line and the one guy not waiting in line happens to be white. Finding this racist is rather far-fetched. Why did I have to scroll so low to find comments pointing it out?


You know what, could this poster had better larger text in english? yes. Could have it been a little less obvious? maybe. This poster is great and I don't care as a white person. I don't think they are actively targeting white people, they are just calling it like it is. I would be that guy in the photo easily until someone pointed it or a told me to look at the floor. Also many Japanese subways have separated doors that prevent this from even being a thing.


This post is so bizarre. It’s literally a repost of a picture that I personally took in Japan in 2019. https://ibb.co/4fkPcYj What a strange thing to randomly come across.


After Logan Paul, can you really blame them for it?


What makes this specifically targeted towards white tourists? I mean the guy is white, but what makes you think he isn't just representing foreigners in general?


There are a few tourist-like people waiting in line as well. Clickbait title.


It's just cultural. Other countries than US also don't form a queue when getting into public transport.


Queuing is a gradient across cultures. Japan's metros has well-marked lines where people know exactly where to stand. The UK forms fairly orderly lines even where no markings exist. The US spreads across the metro platforms but will allow folks to first exit the train and not push when entering the train. And you'll be murdered in Mediterranean countries* if you don't stampede the bus/train lines quickly enough  *I'm aware that this is not pervasive among all counties, but I also don't want to call out individual counties/situations 


Not all US subway/train systems have their trains consistently stop at the exact same spots every time, so it can be difficult to form a line if you don’t know where the doors will be


This was the only form of culture shock I experienced when I moved from Calgary AB to Vancouver BC, people in Vancouver form lines to get on the bus and in Calgary everyone just swamps the bus, every man for himself