Old Aug 4, 19, 5:38 pm
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Originally Posted by bocastephen View Post

True, but I personally feel it's not my place as a foreigner to be the busy body enforcing JR's new rules that from my observation last week, 95% of people are ignoring. I would just feel strange and uncomfortable doing so. With the temperature in Shinagawa Station feeling about 120, I was perfectly happy to stand on the left and move as little as possible.
That makes sense yes. I can see why it might feel odd to you. I think the people who do not live here will have a tougher time adjusting than those of us who do live here. And when we work at one of the places trying to enforce these rules, we feel a significant duty to assist the staff standing at the head and base of the escalators asking for cooperation. Time will tell if it sticks, but I hope it does.
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