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Commute from hell


L.c.
June 28, 2006 8:26PM (UTC)

Because of the crowded morning commute, Tokyo's subway system has long employed white-gloved oshiya, or "pushers," whose job is to cram passengers into already full cars so that the doors will close and the train can leave on time. See the human-sardine packers in action, with a side of incredulous laughter from foreign onlookers.

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