Following the success of women-only cars in reducing cases of groping and harassment, the city of Nagoya has announced a controversial plan to introduce gaijin-only cars on its subway network next month. Officials have taken the step in response to escalating complaints from commuters, both foreign and Japanese. “I’m tired of being stared at like a freak in a zoo,” said one American passenger who requested anonymity. “I just want to read my newspaper without being gawped at and asked for free English practice.” Local housewife Yoko Kimura, 36, said, “I worry all the time about what will happen if my children are in the same car as a gaijin. They might catch foreign diseases, or might even become gaijin themselves.” Some foreign commuters, however, have voiced their disapproval. “I don’t care if it’s motivated by racism or not,” one Scottish teacher said. “I just like having three seats to myself. Now I’ll have to sit pressed up to everyone else, awkwardly avoiding eye contact.”If it ever gets introduced to Tokyo, I think I'll have to avoid that car...
Gaijin-only car introduced in Nagoya
According to Metropolis, Nagoya has introduced a 'Gaijin-only' car similar to the 'Women-only' cars already available. I worry about this response by Japanese and foreigners alike:
投稿者 karekora 時刻: 2:55 午前