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3763 clicks; posted to Main » on 13 May 2022 at 11:12 PM (9 days ago)   |   Favorite    |   share:  Share on Twitter share via Email Share on Facebook



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2022-05-13 8:52:45 PM  
It's the opposite direction in Osaka.
 
2022-05-13 8:59:20 PM  
^Belay that, sorry. It's escalator etiquette where Osaka stands out. In Tokyo you stand on the left side of the escalator and walk on the right side. In Osaka, you stand on the right side and walk on the left.
 
2022-05-13 9:06:41 PM  

Garza and the Supermutants: ^Belay that, sorry. It's escalator etiquette where Osaka stands out. In Tokyo you stand on the left side of the escalator and walk on the right side. In Osaka, you stand on the right side and walk on the left.


You know a lot about Osaka.
 
2022-05-13 10:46:17 PM  

Garza and the Supermutants: ^Belay that, sorry. It's escalator etiquette where Osaka stands out. In Tokyo you stand on the left side of the escalator and walk on the right side. In Osaka, you stand on the right side and walk on the left.


Ah, but what about obscure mountain paths on Hokkaido?
 
2022-05-13 10:57:11 PM  
Stairs can be tricky. I'm so happy to see a step-by-step guide.
 
2022-05-13 11:25:51 PM  
What's the stairs' groping etiquette?
Left or right boob on the way up?
Following vs passing?
Any Osaka variants I need to know about?
 
2022-05-13 11:25:57 PM  
The Japanese are weird.
 
2022-05-13 11:26:23 PM  

tasteme: Stairs can be tricky. I'm so happy to see a step-by-step guide.


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2022-05-13 11:29:35 PM  
So, the Japanese are exceedingly polite. I think almost everyone knows that. They always obey their own rules. They don't always obey one's from other countries.
 
2022-05-13 11:35:58 PM  

tasteme: Stairs can be tricky. I'm so happy to see a step-by-step guide.


You joke, but not so long ago we had a president who was bat Shiat scared of stairs.
 
2022-05-13 11:37:28 PM  
Japan:
Drive on the Left,
Walk on the right
USA
Drive on the right
Walk wherever you want...just stay off my yard
 
2022-05-13 11:42:07 PM  
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2022-05-13 11:49:09 PM  

Alaskan Yoda: tasteme: Stairs can be tricky. I'm so happy to see a step-by-step guide.

You joke, but not so long ago we had a president who was bat Shiat scared of stairs.


this one...
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oh, you did say "had"....
 
2022-05-13 11:54:52 PM  
what we don't see is the passed out hobo sprawled across the right side of the stairway entrance at the top
 
2022-05-13 11:57:02 PM  

Garza and the Supermutants: ^Belay that, sorry. It's escalator etiquette where Osaka stands out. In Tokyo you stand on the left side of the escalator and walk on the right side. In Osaka, you stand on the right side and walk on the left.


I thought it odd because of the drive left aspect, but TFA says the foot traffic flows best at that particular station. Now I'm more confused. Also, I think it was on dark that I heard new roads are designed to be able to be converted to right side travel if they ever decide to switch.
 
2022-05-14 12:03:25 AM  
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2022-05-14 12:05:01 AM  
Oh and subby, don't use nouns as verbs. Advertisements do that a lot and it's obnoxious and you should feel bad about yourself.
 
2022-05-14 12:31:26 AM  
That makes me want to jaywalk
 
2022-05-14 12:36:48 AM  

vudukungfu: Garza and the Supermutants: ^Belay that, sorry. It's escalator etiquette where Osaka stands out. In Tokyo you stand on the left side of the escalator and walk on the right side. In Osaka, you stand on the right side and walk on the left.

Ah, but what about obscure mountain paths on Hokkaido?


Just beware the monkeys and you'll be fine.
 
2022-05-14 1:31:40 AM  

real_headhoncho: Garza and the Supermutants: ^Belay that, sorry. It's escalator etiquette where Osaka stands out. In Tokyo you stand on the left side of the escalator and walk on the right side. In Osaka, you stand on the right side and walk on the left.

You know a lot about Osaka.


I know they have better Okonomiyaki.
 
2022-05-14 1:33:03 AM  

WTP 2: Alaskan Yoda: tasteme: Stairs can be tricky. I'm so happy to see a step-by-step guide.

You joke, but not so long ago we had a president who was bat Shiat scared of stairs.

this one...
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oh, you did say "had"....


Meanwhile, in Canada

PM Justin Trudeau falls down stairs
Youtube lRnwK01n904
 
2022-05-14 1:36:39 AM  

daffy: So, the Japanese are exceedingly polite. I think almost everyone knows that. They always obey their own rules. They don't always obey one's from other countries.


This is a stereotype and trust me when I say that it's wildly inaccurate. If you don't believe me, place yourself between a Tokyo salaryman and a closing train door during rush hour and try to enjoy having your misconceptions shattered, along with your kidneys.

/Tokyo denizen since '08
 
2022-05-14 1:59:46 AM  
Every country needs this.
 
2022-05-14 2:03:05 AM  

Garza and the Supermutants: ^Belay that, sorry. It's escalator etiquette where Osaka stands out. In Tokyo you stand on the left side of the escalator and walk on the right side. In Osaka, you stand on the right side and walk on the left.


I've lost some escalator etiquette during the pandemic. I think I've upped my elevator game?
 
2022-05-14 2:07:27 AM  

MythDragon: real_headhoncho: Garza and the Supermutants: ^Belay that, sorry. It's escalator etiquette where Osaka stands out. In Tokyo you stand on the left side of the escalator and walk on the right side. In Osaka, you stand on the right side and walk on the left.

You know a lot about Osaka.

I know they have better Okonomiyaki.


Fark that shiat. Hiroshima 4 Life.
 
2022-05-14 2:22:26 AM  

daffy: So, the Japanese are exceedingly polite. I think almost everyone knows that. They always obey their own rules. They don't always obey one's from other countries.


I'm betting that would be pleasant in a smaller city or town. I think that in their big cities I would get etiquette panic attacks. I'm a giant tall & fat red neck looking guy. I don't like how much etiquette being tall and fat might create.
 
2022-05-14 2:26:09 AM  
Ahh, to live in a land without rednecks.
 
2022-05-14 2:32:49 AM  
Okay I read the article. Most of that stuff is kinda just smart safety and wayfinding stuff in crowded urban areas. It only mentions briefly cultural stuff. It's practice tired commuter reminding signage. Helps if something weather or bus crashy stuff happens in city on down the road. Anyone from a big US city on here ever lived in big city in Japan? Or, worked, studied or spent lots of time in one? Curious what you think?
 
2022-05-14 2:43:56 AM  

WTP 2: Alaskan Yoda: tasteme: Stairs can be tricky. I'm so happy to see a step-by-step guide.

You joke, but not so long ago we had a president who was bat Shiat scared of stairs.

this one...
[Fark user image 300x168]
oh, you did say "had"....


shiat, I'm nearly half his age and I tripped going up some steps just the other day.  The real question is how often does it happen?
 
2022-05-14 2:45:09 AM  

Tax Boy: WTP 2: Alaskan Yoda: tasteme: Stairs can be tricky. I'm so happy to see a step-by-step guide.

You joke, but not so long ago we had a president who was bat Shiat scared of stairs.

this one...
[Fark user image image 300x168]
oh, you did say "had"....

Meanwhile, in Canada

[YouTube video: PM Justin Trudeau falls down stairs]


I do believe he's been trained to take a fall. Which might be a useful skill someplace that freezes for several months a year.
 
2022-05-14 2:47:12 AM  
My favorite pedestrian flow sign in Osaka.

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2022-05-14 4:08:10 AM  
What if person prefers to hold the left side rail, like the elderly sometimes do
 
2022-05-14 4:09:57 AM  
Gofo12:

What if the person prefers to hold the left side rail, like the elderly sometimes do
 
2022-05-14 4:30:17 AM  

Gofo12: Gofo12:

What if the person prefers to hold the left side rail, like the elderly sometimes do


Yes but what if the person prefers to hold the left side rail, like the elderly sometimes do?
 
2022-05-14 5:00:15 AM  

sunsetlamp: Gofo12: Gofo12:

What if the person prefers to hold the left side rail, like the elderly sometimes do

Yes but what if the person prefers to hold the left side rail, like the elderly sometimes do?


I've noticed that sometimes people, particularly the elderly, prefer to hold the left side rail. What do they do in that situation?
 
2022-05-14 5:10:47 AM  

Vern: sunsetlamp: Gofo12: Gofo12:

What if the person prefers to hold the left side rail, like the elderly sometimes do

Yes but what if the person prefers to hold the left side rail, like the elderly sometimes do?

I've noticed that sometimes people, particularly the elderly, prefer to hold the left side rail. What do they do in that situation?


Hopefully cope. Grumble silently. Or help if it needed. fark me. I hope there's still people who'll be minimally civil and careful of non shiatty old folks out in public in 20 years. So far in the center of Seattle  I'm seeing that for the most part.
 
2022-05-14 7:30:23 AM  

MythDragon: real_headhoncho: Garza and the Supermutants: ^Belay that, sorry. It's escalator etiquette where Osaka stands out. In Tokyo you stand on the left side of the escalator and walk on the right side. In Osaka, you stand on the right side and walk on the left.

You know a lot about Osaka.

I know they have better Okonomiyaki.


This.
 
2022-05-14 8:10:37 AM  

chewd: Ahh, to live in a land without rednecks.


You've never really studied how Japanese treat outsiders, have you?
 
2022-05-14 9:24:03 AM  

Mouser: chewd: Ahh, to live in a land without rednecks.

You've never really studied how Japanese treat outsiders, have you?


Let's be clear. There are Japanese rednecks. Just like anywhere. Outsiders don't even have to be included in the conversation.
 
2022-05-14 9:40:20 AM  

aagrajag: vudukungfu: Garza and the Supermutants: ^Belay that, sorry. It's escalator etiquette where Osaka stands out. In Tokyo you stand on the left side of the escalator and walk on the right side. In Osaka, you stand on the right side and walk on the left.

Ah, but what about obscure mountain paths on Hokkaido?

Just beware the monkeys and you'll be fine.


They know not to fark with me.
 
2022-05-14 1:17:55 PM  

Vern: sunsetlamp: Gofo12: Gofo12:

What if the person prefers to hold the left side rail, like the elderly sometimes do

Yes but what if the person prefers to hold the left side rail, like the elderly sometimes do?

I've noticed that sometimes people, particularly the elderly, prefer to hold the left side rail. What do they do in that situation?


Oba-chans do whatever the hell they want, and if you get in the way you get a swift poke from an umbrella. Those old ladies fear nothing, especially death.
 
2022-05-14 6:01:11 PM  

American Decency Association: what we don't see is the passed out hobo sprawled across the right side of the stairway entrance at the top


That would be very unlikely in Japan. Japanese homeless tend to organize themselves in little cardboard/blue tarp villages in areas where they generally won't be in the way. They also don't beg - I believe they get money via collecting cans or some other activity.

Now, a passed out salaryman at the top I could see, if it was late night/early morning.
 
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