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
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 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.