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2014-05-25 06:22:03 PM
You have to remember that in Japan it is generally not considered acceptable to touch the icky floor

BULLLLLLLLLLLLLLLshiat!!!!!!




Those kids are all over the icky floor with unsanitized washcloths to allegedly clean their school once a day, as well as numerous classes where they, as elementary school students, will be sitting on floors during some kind of game, as well as any outdoor assemblies where they can play outside and will sit, literally, in dirt and gravel of the schoolyard just because there's no where else to sit.

The reason it's not acceptable to sit on the floor of a train like that is because trains are extra filthy. There's no taboo about the floor, at least not as strong a one as in America.
 
2014-05-25 07:07:41 PM
#NoUpskirts
 
2014-05-25 07:11:24 PM
A picture from Japan without tentacles is always welcome.
 
2014-05-25 07:11:49 PM
#bringbackourupskirts
 
2014-05-25 07:13:40 PM
Sure I'm outraged. Where's PedoBear businessman rubbing up against the schoolgirl's panties?
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/well yeah, guy bottom right is obviously covering a chubby
 
2014-05-25 07:16:38 PM

RTOGUY: A picture from Japan without tentacles is always welcome.


FTFY
 
2014-05-25 07:19:54 PM
Don't they have schoolbusses in Japan?
 
2014-05-25 07:20:04 PM
Well, Mr Offended Commuter Guy, did you stand the fark up and offer one of the children your seat? No? Then shut the hell up.
 
2014-05-25 07:22:12 PM
Somehow Japan will make porn of this too.
 
2014-05-25 07:23:07 PM
I will not read the article, why would I care? I rode on a school bus that was AT least 15 years old. sure it got swept out, but the only thing that ever cleaned the seats were our butts.
 
2014-05-25 07:24:04 PM

doglover: You have to remember that in Japan it is generally not considered acceptable to touch the icky floor

BULLLLLLLLLLLLLLLshiat!!!!!!

Those kids are all over the icky floor with unsanitized washcloths to allegedly clean their school once a day, as well as numerous classes where they, as elementary school students, will be sitting on floors during some kind of game, as well as any outdoor assemblies where they can play outside and will sit, literally, in dirt and gravel of the schoolyard just because there's no where else to sit.

The reason it's not acceptable to sit on the floor of a train like that is because trains are extra filthy. There's no taboo about the floor, at least not as strong a one as in America.


So they're angry about the kids' butts getting the floor dirty?
 
2014-05-25 07:26:27 PM

skinink: Don't they have schoolbusses in Japan?


Yeah but the roads are full of Asian drivers so it's safer to give the kids money for the subway and hope they make it to wherever they have to go.
 
2014-05-25 07:27:12 PM

mr_fulano: Somehow Japan will make porn of this too.


I tried "Japanese train schoolgirl porn" in Google and it seems they have anticipated this.
 
2014-05-25 07:28:53 PM
Whatever they do, it's a difficult call to make, because you'll probably end up with at least one irritated passenger like this guy.

Oh no! That's what the teachers should have been thinking about -- what the other passengers think! Really, if you're ever about to do something, and you pause and think, "But what would total strangers who mean nothing to me think about this?", just go home and never show your face in public again.

/then sit and read Aesop's "The Man, the Boy, and the Donkey" about trying to please everyone
 
2014-05-25 07:33:20 PM

skinink: Don't they have schoolbusses in Japan?


Only for kindergartens.  Elementary school kids all walk together in groups often with designated crosswalk volunteers guiding their way.  At schools I've taught at, it is against the rules for kids to ride a bike to school or be driven there by their parents.

In junior high the kids are allowed to ride their bicycles.

High school is usually far away so kids get there by a combination of bicycle/train/walking.  Some take city buses.
 
2014-05-25 07:33:50 PM
Well, at least they're not on those dog-team child leashes like they'd be here.  They seem pretty well-behaved and not being transported like convicts, which is nice.
 
2014-05-25 07:39:06 PM

Billy Liar: Well, at least they're not on those dog-team child leashes like they'd be here.  They seem pretty well-behaved and not being transported like convicts, which is nice.


IKR, just imagine what life would be like without those things. The teacher might turn their back and the kid get eaten by a grue. Horrible.
 
2014-05-25 07:39:56 PM

Yakk: mr_fulano: Somehow Japan will make porn of this too.

I tried "Japanese train schoolgirl porn" in Google and it seems they have anticipated this.


Why do I have the feeling that this is a different kind of train altogether?
 
2014-05-25 07:42:40 PM
It would seem to me that the easiest way to control a group of kids on a field trip would be to make them sit down. I suspect breaking the social norm for sitting on the floor would be overlooked in this situation. What would be more frowned upon is if one of those kids decided to stand when asked to sit. That would be shameful for the child. Some people need to get over themselves especially if they aren't from wherever they are complaining about.
 
2014-05-25 07:42:43 PM

doglover: You have to remember that in Japan it is generally not considered acceptable to touch the icky floor

BULLLLLLLLLLLLLLLshiat!!!!!!


Those kids are all over the icky floor with unsanitized washcloths to allegedly clean their school once a day, as well as numerous classes where they, as elementary school students, will be sitting on floors during some kind of game, as well as any outdoor assemblies where they can play outside and will sit, literally, in dirt and gravel of the schoolyard just because there's no where else to sit.

The reason it's not acceptable to sit on the floor of a train like that is because trains are extra filthy. There's no taboo about the floor, at least not as strong a one as in America.


THIS^^^^

Hell, not only is there no taboo about sitting on the floor the floor is where you sit in Japan!

rlv.zcache.com
 
2014-05-25 07:43:58 PM

Savage Belief: Yakk: mr_fulano: Somehow Japan will make porn of this too.

I tried "Japanese train schoolgirl porn" in Google and it seems they have anticipated this.

Why do I have the feeling that this is a different kind of train altogether?


Why do I have the feeling that this is a different kind of train
 
2014-05-25 07:54:55 PM

doglover: There's no taboo about the floor, at least not as strong a one as in America.


Did an experiment in a biology class:  took swabs from the men's room (toilet, floor around the toilet, faucets, door handle, the works) as well as the floor outside the classroom (the floor we all sat on waiting for class to start). Plated them out on agar.  Bathroom was fairly clean, because it got scrubbed with disinfectant every day.  The hallway floor grew bacteria colonies like a Bangkok whore's twat.  We identified both staph and e. coli.
 
2014-05-25 07:55:41 PM
Omnis_evil_twin:

Hell, not only is there no taboo about sitting on the floor the floor is where you sit in Japan!

[rlv.zcache.com image 512x512]


OTOH, I'd have no problem with it either if I had a separate set of footwear for being outside, being inside, and being in the toilet room.
 
2014-05-25 08:03:00 PM
How hard is it to kill nine year olds?

/I'm still on speakerphone, aren't I?
 
2014-05-25 08:05:57 PM
They were just seasoning their underparts for eager domestic buyers.
 
2014-05-25 08:05:58 PM
Wait..wait wait wait...

'Netizens" i considered a term usable in modern journalism?

Seriously?
 
2014-05-25 08:12:00 PM

Capo Del Bandito: Wait..wait wait wait...

'Netizens" i considered a term usable in modern journalism?

Seriously?


No worries.  I'd hardly classify what "Rocket News 24" publishes as "journalism."  Case in point link from the bottom of the article:   http://en.rocketnews24.com/2014/01/14/one-pieces-nami-has-silicone-br e ast-implants-we-have-photo-evidence/
 
2014-05-25 08:29:17 PM
I'm sure those floors are cleaner than any train in the US
 
2014-05-25 08:32:27 PM
The Japanese obsession with dirty floors and all the rules that come with it are so stupid. After those silly sandals they make you wear gave me athlete's foot, I completely stopped listening to any Japanese hygiene advice.
 
2014-05-25 08:44:59 PM

Likwit: The Japanese obsession with dirty floors and all the rules that come with it are so stupid. After those silly sandals they make you wear gave me athlete's foot, I completely stopped listening to any Japanese hygiene advice.


Heh. I bought some "bathroom slippers" for our toilet, but I only bust them out when we have Japanese guests over.
 
2014-05-25 08:50:28 PM

RTOGUY: skinink: Don't they have schoolbusses in Japan?

Yeah but the roads are full of Asian drivers so it's safer to give the kids money for the subway and hope they make it to wherever they have to go.


The "Asian" driver stereotype doesn't apply here. If anything, the drivers are *too* solicitous. A friend was had been been teaching in Vietnam came here, and was shocked when he went to cross a street and the driver approaching from the crossroad not only stopped to let him cross (when it was actually her right-of-way), but gave a short bow in his direction. My friend remarked that she would have laughingly run his ass over in Vietnam.
 
2014-05-25 08:59:05 PM

Omnis_evil_twin: skinink: Don't they have schoolbusses in Japan?

Only for kindergartens.  Elementary school kids all walk together in groups often with designated crosswalk volunteers guiding their way.  At schools I've taught at, it is against the rules for kids to ride a bike to school or be driven there by their parents.

In junior high the kids are allowed to ride their bicycles.

High school is usually far away so kids get there by a combination of bicycle/train/walking.  Some take city buses.


I'm moderately sad there was no mention of 'magical girls', robots of the giant, fighting, or other, variety, magic/supernatural/mutation-based powers, tentacles, science related super powers, teleportation, magic girls, or similar.

It's almost like all that anime/manga I've been consuming isn't true. At least tell me that schoolgirls over there love to have sex and love middle aged fat white guys with god awful hygiene and small junk, like the hentai I've read says?!

/couldn't think of any more stereotypes :(
 
2014-05-25 09:13:48 PM

phoenixdan: Some people need to get over themselves especially if they aren't from wherever they are complaining about.


Ummm... You did notice that the original tweet was in Japanese, right? Granted, that is not necessarily proof that the tweeter twitterer twat was Japanese, but it also does not indicate that it was someone not from Japan.
 
2014-05-25 09:36:30 PM

namegoeshere: Well, Mr Offended Commuter Guy, did you stand the fark up and offer one of the children your seat? No? Then shut the hell up.


Came in to say this. Glad it was taken care of. Carry on.
 
2014-05-25 09:37:14 PM

Omnis_evil_twin: doglover: You have to remember that in Japan it is generally not considered acceptable to touch the icky floor

BULLLLLLLLLLLLLLLshiat!!!!!!


Those kids are all over the icky floor with unsanitized washcloths to allegedly clean their school once a day, as well as numerous classes where they, as elementary school students, will be sitting on floors during some kind of game, as well as any outdoor assemblies where they can play outside and will sit, literally, in dirt and gravel of the schoolyard just because there's no where else to sit.

The reason it's not acceptable to sit on the floor of a train like that is because trains are extra filthy. There's no taboo about the floor, at least not as strong a one as in America.

THIS^^^^

Hell, not only is there no taboo about sitting on the floor the floor is where you sit in Japan!

[rlv.zcache.com image 512x512]


Well, everyone wears shoes on the train. You never wear shoes in the house, and generally nowhere that has tatami.
 
2014-05-25 09:40:35 PM

mamoru: phoenixdan: Some people need to get over themselves especially if they aren't from wherever they are complaining about.

Ummm... You did notice that the original tweet was in Japanese, right? Granted, that is not necessarily proof that the tweeter twitterer twat was Japanese, but it also does not indicate that it was someone not from Japan.


It reads like natural Japanese to me.
It probably was just some crusty old bastard just looking for something to get his ふんどし all knotted up about. I've encountered a few.
 
2014-05-25 09:42:42 PM

angstycoder: Omnis_evil_twin: doglover: You have to remember that in Japan it is generally not considered acceptable to touch the icky floor

BULLLLLLLLLLLLLLLshiat!!!!!!


Those kids are all over the icky floor with unsanitized washcloths to allegedly clean their school once a day, as well as numerous classes where they, as elementary school students, will be sitting on floors during some kind of game, as well as any outdoor assemblies where they can play outside and will sit, literally, in dirt and gravel of the schoolyard just because there's no where else to sit.

The reason it's not acceptable to sit on the floor of a train like that is because trains are extra filthy. There's no taboo about the floor, at least not as strong a one as in America.

THIS^^^^

Hell, not only is there no taboo about sitting on the floor the floor is where you sit in Japan!

[rlv.zcache.com image 512x512]

Well, everyone wears shoes on the train. You never wear shoes in the house, and generally nowhere that has tatami.


Well, no adult - not even a drunk - would sit on the floor of a train, but these are kids, and kids are expected to tolerate a little more dirt than adults. And safety is certainly more important.
 
2014-05-25 09:57:02 PM
I'm more disturbed that every one of the little pack mules still has on their backpack.
 
2014-05-25 09:57:35 PM
Haven't they ever seen Japanese porn? God only knows what on that floor.
 
2014-05-25 09:59:33 PM

StokeyBob: I'm more disturbed that every one of the little pack mules still has on their backpack.


You'd keep it on too if it cost ~300$.

I could make a good living mugging the kindergarteners.
 
2014-05-25 10:21:25 PM
The kids are safely seated. They are too small to hold onto any handrails. Japanese have a word that is very dear to them, shinobu. It means "endurance". To stoically tough it out. Not to wuss and cry and sue someone.

忍 shinobu
 
2014-05-25 10:31:12 PM
This a school outing/day trip for a public elementary school, kids are about 8 or 9 yrs old. The teacher probably did it for safety during a long run between stations as they can't reach the straps favoring safety over cleanliness and convention. Not something you'd normally see. Occasionally, in the countryside you'll see someone squat down in a train doing longer runs but no one will actually sit on the floor.

/20 yrs in Japan
// 2 school age children
///14 yrs commuting and visiting clients around town in Tokyo
 
2014-05-25 11:02:52 PM

Kevin72: The kids are safely seated. They are too small to hold onto any handrails. Japanese have a word that is very dear to them, shinobu. It means "endurance". To stoically tough it out. Not to wuss and cry and sue someone.

忍 shinobu


anime.astronerdboy.com
 
2014-05-25 11:13:08 PM

Kevin72: The kids are safely seated. They are too small to hold onto any handrails. Japanese have a word that is very dear to them, shinobu. It means "endurance". To stoically tough it out. Not to wuss and cry and sue someone.

忍 shinobu


How dare you infer that non-Japanese are wusses and can't tough it out!  I was so offended, that I just slipped and fell!  I'm totally going to sue you now for my own incompetence, like any true red-blooded American should.  See you in court.
 
2014-05-25 11:24:07 PM

Kujira: Kevin72: The kids are safely seated. They are too small to hold onto any handrails. Japanese have a word that is very dear to them, shinobu. It means "endurance". To stoically tough it out. Not to wuss and cry and sue someone.

忍 shinobu

How dare you infer that non-Japanese are wusses and can't tough it out!  I was so offended, that I just slipped and fell!  I'm totally going to sue you now for my own incompetence, like any true red-blooded American should.  See you in court.


What were you doing out of your Hoveround in the first place? :D
 
2014-05-25 11:29:53 PM

mamoru: phoenixdan: Some people need to get over themselves especially if they aren't from wherever they are complaining about.

Ummm... You did notice that the original tweet was in Japanese, right? Granted, that is not necessarily proof that the tweeter twitterer twat was Japanese, but it also does not indicate that it was someone not from Japan.


yes I saw it but it did not register in my brain before I fired off my post.
/old guy syndrome.
 
2014-05-25 11:35:35 PM
Kinda reminds me of how so many Americans were "offended" by the Avril Lavine song "hello kitty" saying it was offensive to Japanese people. Part of the whole "Get offended on behalf of someone else, regardless of if they're actually offended" bit.
 
2014-05-26 12:12:51 AM

aagrajag: Kujira: Kevin72: The kids are safely seated. They are too small to hold onto any handrails. Japanese have a word that is very dear to them, shinobu. It means "endurance". To stoically tough it out. Not to wuss and cry and sue someone.

忍 shinobu

How dare you infer that non-Japanese are wusses and can't tough it out!  I was so offended, that I just slipped and fell!  I'm totally going to sue you now for my own incompetence, like any true red-blooded American should.  See you in court.

What were you doing out of your Hoveround in the first place? :D


Well, I'll have you know that, ironically, I almost plowed into a group of schoolchildren crossing the parking lot entrance to Wal-Mart when I happened to browse that outrageous posting on my phone.  I then slipped and fell after parking my wheelchair accessible van and deploying my Hoveround since I was still fuming from all the outrageous outrage.

Now I'm afraid I'll have to sue you, too, for libelous defamatory slander in assuming I had a Hoveround.
 
2014-05-26 12:13:22 AM

Securitywyrm: Kinda reminds me of how so many Americans were "offended" by the Avril Lavine song "hello kitty" saying it was offensive to Japanese people. Part of the whole "Get offended on behalf of someone else, regardless of if they're actually offended" bit.


*Everyone* should be offended by Avril Lavigne songs.
 
2014-05-26 12:15:10 AM

Kujira: aagrajag: Kujira: Kevin72: The kids are safely seated. They are too small to hold onto any handrails. Japanese have a word that is very dear to them, shinobu. It means "endurance". To stoically tough it out. Not to wuss and cry and sue someone.

忍 shinobu

How dare you infer that non-Japanese are wusses and can't tough it out!  I was so offended, that I just slipped and fell!  I'm totally going to sue you now for my own incompetence, like any true red-blooded American should.  See you in court.

What were you doing out of your Hoveround in the first place? :D

Well, I'll have you know that, ironically, I almost plowed into a group of schoolchildren crossing the parking lot entrance to Wal-Mart when I happened to browse that outrageous posting on my phone.  I then slipped and fell after parking my wheelchair accessible van and deploying my Hoveround since I was still fuming from all the outrageous outrage.

Now I'm afraid I'll have to sue you, too, for libelous defamatory slander in assuming I had a Hoveround.


Gomen-nasai, 'murka-san.
 
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