Yamanote Line invent new seat

March 10, 2011 Juju Kurihara 0 Comments

In the train, you may notice that there are quite many selfish people. Japanese people usually sleep in the train or tube or any where they can. I understan that they want to sleep in the most confortable way, but they are actually annoying other passengers. So JR Yamanote Line now invents new seat to fix badly behaved passengers.

OK, there are not many people in the carriage but do they really need to cross their legs like this? I don't remember how many times my skirt or trousers have got dirty because of their shoes.


cross leg 2

cross legs

And because of these wide open legs, less people can sit on the seat. But of course no one says anything in Japan, so these people continue sitting like this.

open leg

open leg 2

Now reaching this level, you just have to laugh or I simply get worried if he can get home safely… sleeping


The people's quiet shout has reached the authority. JR Yamanote Line has invented new seat. It has a special form that presses in the thighs from the both side of the seat which prevents to throw or to cross their legs. In the video, on the left side is the current seat and the right is the new one. This seat will be applied from June, will see it works. 

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