A study says commuters can experience greater stress than what fighter pilots going into battle or riot policemen feel, according to a report Tuesday by the BBC. Hmm London people have same stress as us maybe. In Japan' s metropolitan areas, most people go to work by train. If you' ve visited Tokyo once, you know that morning trains are a sort of hell. If you pass a coming train because since it is crowded, you will not get a train until noon. In the morning time, what you should do is just throw yourself into the train without thinking about it.
Ministry of Land, Infrastructure and Transport announces the level of the congestion rate.
100％：Fit Capacity; People can sit down a seat, hold a strap or poll.
150％：People can read an unfolding a newspaper.
180％：People can read an folding a newspaper.
200％：The body touches each other and feel pressure.
250％：Whenever the train shakes, not only the body has to incline and cannot move , but also the arms.
Then they say they will try to achieve that all trains can be filled to 150-180% at most. Hmm you' re thinking "what a low level goal"? "Why is it not 100%"? Yes it is true, but still it means much better for us. Unfortunately this is a Japanese site, but please look! Tokyo people have to be patient for this torture everymorning. Chuo line is 218%, Saikyo line is 211%, and Tokaido line is 225%.
Then of course we have a molestation problem; so far this year I could find some news already like this and this. In Kansai area, there are ladies only train cars and the number of them is more than in the Tokyo area. But in Tokyo area, JR and other private train companies are reluctant to increase the number of ladies only train cars. Because it may cause troubles on crowded mornings. Today this news says the metropolitan police have urged train companies to increase Ladies only cars. hmm I may agree, but in a sense it would be inconvenient for women too. It sounds a little bit we are forced to choose Ladies only as our only possiblity. First of all, the metropolitan police should set a more serious punishment for molestation. How do you think?