In a World kin to make a demon out of alcohol, it was refreshing to see this sign in the Tokyo tube.
The big writing on the left recites: “It is not alcohol’s fault. It is your fault.” Just below “Violence is a crime” and in small letters “Violence to other passengers, station staff and the train crew is a crime.”
On the right of the picture: “In the 29th year of the Heisei era (ed.: 2017) there have been 656 acts of violence against the railway staff. The percentage of those caused by drunk people rose to 59% and it often happens in December. Violence is a crime. Do not think that just saying ‘I was drunk’ will justify your behaviour.”
This should be read on the background of what sometimes happens in Japan, where some dicks think that assaulting people while you are drunk is more likely to be condoned, which is both stupid and legally false.
The sign was made by the National Police Agency and the Ministry of Land, Infrastructure and Transport. It is heartwarming to see such an intelligent remark from public Institutions.
Sometimes I would rather live in some other Country, sometimes I am happy of living in Japan. This time I am happy of being here.