Submitted by: Matsushima, Miyagi, Japan via Oddly Specific
Do not punch conductor in face! Do not pull up dress of womens! Do not punch cash machine! Leave katana in sheath!
there does seem to be a strange focus around not punching people. Is this a big problem in the far east these days?
Ah, yeah fighting with the conductor is poor manners. As is groping up females, as shown in picture #2
I don’t think I want to ride a train where it is okay to grope the conductors and punch people in skirts.
What does the last one mean? It looks like train riders should not punch the keypads on old touch tone phones. Only dial telephones should be punched.
Is it OK to punch the Conductor if your hand isn’t surrounded by a forcefield?
No punching the conductor?? Awww, man… what fun is that? :-p
Dudes, he’s not the conductor. That is obviously a train-riding nazi… and the powers that be don’t want you punching nazis.
And you guys are forgetting this is JAPAN. That last picture is actually a giant fist slamming into a building. This new rule is all part of proposition 276 passed last year – “The No Godzilla” ordnance.
Y’all really need to brush up on your signage. 😛
Aside from that, is the train made out of Lego?
The last one means “Don’t destroy property.” the announcing keypad and such.
Even so, that’s pretty obvious no-no.
The signs mean:
no violence, no public nuisance and no vandalism (from left to right)
Well, I always see signs on buses talking about how violence/abuse/etc is not tolerated, so this isn’t that odd…
The first one is anti-violence, the second is anti-perverts, the third means anti-vandalism.
In Japan, there are countless perverts on the train, so many of them that females now have their own train car.
No violence / perversion / vandalism.
(bouryoku / chikan / hakai)
You can’t punch the conductor or tuchpad, and you can’t hold you’re hand near a skirt, so I guess I’ll settle for punching the engineer. (Also what’s with the LEGO?)
But it’s OK to shoot the conductor, right?
are those legos above the sign?
No punching the conductor. No punching the ticket machine.
My conclusion is that Japanese people punch anything, doesn’t matter if it moves or not!
Imagine a Japanese mathematician. How does he gets all the answers? By punching the crap out of the book! How could I never thought of that? It’s all so clear now…
my conclusion from this, considering I haven’t seen these kind of signs where I live.. is that there have been a sufficient number of conductor-punching, skirt-lifting, machine-hating people using public transport to warrant such a bizarre sign.
I think most people know that common assault is illegal, there shouldn’t be a need to have a sign.
Those “lego” thingies are to prevent accidents for visually-impaired people, kinda like braille, since they won’t be able to see where the platform stops. It is usually around half a metre or more away from the edge.
That is a rather unusual sign. I’ve never seen anything like it in Tokyo. Also note that this is on the ground, on the platform where you line up to get on the train. The tracks are just beyond the white cinder blocks you see at the top of the photo.
train conductors in that area get punched in the face so much that a sign needed to be put up
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