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Here’s what it’s like staying inside the ‘sleep pods’ at a Tokyo train station

  • Small, private rooms that come with lounge chairs, coffee and Wi-Fi at a Japanese train station provide commuters with a safe and quiet space for rest or work.
  • Japanese YouTuber Travelgeek featured the so-called “sleep pods” in a recent video, sharing their experience in two of them.
  • One room equipped with a Nescafé coffee maker costs 330 Japanese yen (approximately $2.30) per 15 minutes.
  • Single-occupancy spaces have become a unique part of Japanese urban culture in recent years, offering individuals privacy and a temporary refuge from bustling city life.

Small, private booths that provide rest and temporary refuge in the middle of a busy train station in Japan are fascinating the internet, with some considering taking time out of their travel plans just to experience them.

The booths, which are marketed as another form of Japan’s famous single-occupancy capsules,” were recently featured by local YouTuber Travelgeek, who documents their travel adventures with “no background music” so people can “enjoy the real sounds.”

Tokyo train operator asks commuters not to wear scary costumes on Halloween weekend

  • Keio Corporation, one of Tokyo’s main train operators, recently asked the city’s residents to avoid commuting in scary costumes this weekend.
  • “When going out to celebrate Halloween, please refrain from boarding the train while wearing costumes that may make other passengers feel uneasy or frightened,” Keio Corporation said in a recent announcement, as per SoraNews 24.
  • The train operator also noted that it will “strengthen crime prevention measures” from Oct. 29 until Oct. 31, setting its crisis management level to “Severe Alert System.”
  • There will also be more security guards present at different stations, as well as strengthened patrol operations.
  • This is in response to an incident that occurred on Halloween last year in which a Japanese man named Kyota Hattori put on a Joker costume and injured 17 people during a knife and fire attack at Kokuryo train station in Tokyo’s western suburbs.

A main train operator in Tokyo recently requested that the city’s commuters avoid wearing scary costumes this weekend.

“When going out to celebrate Halloween, please refrain from boarding the train while wearing costumes that may make other passengers feel uneasy or frightened,” Keio Corporation said in a recent announcement, as per SoraNews24.

Tokyo station employee tells passengers to use rear train cars if they ‘do not want to be groped’

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  • A Tokyo train station worker has drawn criticism for an announcement he made telling passengers to take the rear train cars if they do not want to be groped.
  • The employee’s choice of words drew heavy criticism from online users.
  • Gropers, known as “chikan” in Japanese, are more likely to be encountered on crowded cars whereas the rear cars are less crowded.
  • A spokesperson for JR East issued an apology on Thursday.

A Tokyo train station employee is facing backlash for an announcement he made instructing passengers to take the rear train cars if they “do not want to be groped.”

In a video taken on Aug. 30 at Shinjuku Station in downtown Tokyo, a station worker is seen making an announcement via the P.A. system, stating: “We have many security cameras installed, but there are many chikan. Passengers who do not want to be groped, please make  use of the rear carriages.”

‘Why do we have to bend over backward?’: Man lectures women for not speaking English in Canada in TikTok video

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  • TikTok user Donna Damaso posted a clip to the platform of a man subjecting a group of Asian women to racist remarks at the Brighouse station on the Richmond Canada Line.
  • Damaso, who captured the encounter on Aug. 11, saw the man berating two women for not speaking English while reminding them that they are in Canada.
  • When Damaso approaches them and calls the man out for being a racist, he repeatedly denies being one and claims to be a lawyer.
  • The argument goes on as the man repeatedly asks Damaso why she doesn't care about the women speaking another language.

A woman captured the moment a man subjected a group of Asian women to racist remarks at a train station in Canada. 

Donna Damaso uploaded the clip to TikTok on Sunday of a masked man berating two women for not speaking English during their conversation at the Brighouse station on the Richmond Canada Line. According to Damaso, the incident happened on Aug. 11.

Hero Med Student Saves Elderly Man Who Collapsed at a Train Station in China

A medical student from Jinzhou in Liaoning Province, China is earning praise online after saving an elderly man who collapsed and lost consciousness on a train station platform.

The student, identified as Ding Hui, is a medical student at Jinzhou Medical University. She was reportedly waiting for her train home at the Jinzhou South Railway Station when she heard about the incident.

Japanese Train Company Sorry for ‘Inexcusable’ 25-Second Early Departure

West Japan Railways, also known as JR West, offered an official apology after one of its trains left almost half a minute earlier than scheduled last Friday morning, calling the incident “inexcusable.”

The train at Notogawa Station in Shiga Prefecture, part of the Biwako Line, pulled away from the platform at 7:11:35 a.m. instead of its scheduled time of 7:12 a.m., according to a company press release translated by SoraNews24.

English Teacher Harasses Elderly Woman in Taipei Metro, Curses Chinese People

An English teacher was recently caught on camera flipping off a Taiwanese man at the Ximen MRT station in Taipei, Taiwan after he kicked an elderly woman’s suitcase and cursed Chinese people.

The incident occurred at the MRT station on May 5 at around 5 p.m. A 44-year-old man, identified only by his surname, Huang, saw a foreign man kick the suitcase of an elderly woman – believed to be in her 60s – that was in his path at the bottom of the escalator.