JAPAN TRAVELOGUE – DAY 4 – GOODBYE TOKYO (HAPPY EASTER)

by Antonio Gil April. 11, 2020 552 views

 Women only*

Women only*

Mt. Fuji – taken from inside a moving bus

Mt. Fuji – taken from inside a moving bus

Just for fun

Just for fun

Which button to push ?

Which button to push ?

Video - What Is Life Really Like For Women In Japan?

*Women only - A system to stop perverts

While the cars reserved for women and schoolgirls disappeared in the middle of the twentieth century, travelers with "wandering hands" unfortunately remained. In a survey conducted in the early 2000s by Tokyo Metropolitan Police and JR Railway Company, two-thirds of women aged 20-40 reported being touched, called chikan (a term in Japanese for both the guilty person and the act of touching someone without their consent), in crowded trains. These results prompted some companies to take action and they started to designate whole cars for female rush-hour passengers, or others all day, but only on weekdays. In 2000, the Keio Line, which connects Shinjuku to the dormitory communities of West Tokyo, was one of the first to offer ladies' cars. It first offered this service for late hours and then during evening rush hours on express trains.

In 2001, JR East followed the example of late hours on the Saikyo line, which connects Tokyo to Saitama Prefecture, which was notorious for the many riders who took advantage of the anonymity of the crowds and the long distances between the stations to perpetrate their attacks. The following year, the same system was applied during rush hours in the evening.

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José Manuel 9 months, 2 weeks ago

3 4 6 +1+1

9 months, 2 weeks ago Edited
Antonio Gil Replied to José Manuel 9 months, 2 weeks ago

Estas foram apenas de transição. Abraço Zé

9 months, 2 weeks ago Edited
Bethany Plonski 9 months, 3 weeks ago

Mt. Fuji is stunning, and I'm impressed at the clarity of a moving shot! Interesting about the women-only cars.
My niece would love #5 - Minnie Mouse is her favorite. :)

9 months, 3 weeks ago Edited
Antonio Gil Replied to Bethany Plonski 9 months, 3 weeks ago

In previous posts I've shown Mt. Fuji a "little" closer, but shrouded with clouds. Thanks dear friend

9 months, 3 weeks ago Edited
Bethany Plonski Replied to Antonio Gil 9 months, 3 weeks ago

Thank you, I will be sure to check it out. Funny timing, I was reading a book that mentioned Mt. Fuji last week. Apparently it's quite lucky to see it with no clouds. smile

9 months, 3 weeks ago Edited
Antonio Gil Replied to Bethany Plonski 9 months, 3 weeks ago

Then I'm a lucky guy 😁

9 months, 3 weeks ago Edited
Berckmans Peter 9 months, 3 weeks ago

Sad we need a system like that.Last summer we had here sombody touching schoolgirls on the tram. Lets say the police took him out, not so gentle handed. Love the pictures

9 months, 3 weeks ago Edited
Antonio Gil Replied to Berckmans Peter 9 months, 3 weeks ago

It is a worldwide problem unfortunately. Happy Easter my friend

9 months, 3 weeks ago Edited
Pratanu Banerjee 9 months, 3 weeks ago

amazing photo ..

9 months, 3 weeks ago Edited
Antonio Gil Replied to Pratanu Banerjee 9 months, 3 weeks ago

Thank you 😀

9 months, 3 weeks ago Edited
Camellia Staab 9 months, 3 weeks ago

#1 is a great capture, very interesting design for a building. But even more interesting is the women only cars. That is such a great system to have all over the world, but... Thanks for sharing as always. Happy Easter to you and Teresa smile

9 months, 3 weeks ago Edited
Francesc 9 months, 3 weeks ago

I love the first one, also the Fuji mountain and the portrait...Great work Antonio...Happy weekend

9 months, 3 weeks ago Edited
Antonio Gil Replied to Francesc 9 months, 3 weeks ago

Happy weekend and Happy Easter dear Francesc.

9 months, 3 weeks ago Edited
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