priority seats

A reminder of why you shouldn’t be quick to judge who’s sitting in Japans’ priority train seats

Pregnant woman’s “battle” for a seat has a twist ending.

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Japanese senior stabs younger man multiple times after seeing him sit in train’s priority seat

Seats are generally reserved for elderly and disabled passengers.

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Messaging app LINE experiments with service to help pregnant women find seats on trains

The app connects expectant mothers looking for empty seats with passengers wanting to relinquish theirs.

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Should healthy young men sit in Japanese trains’ priority seats for the elderly and pregnant?

The obvious answer would seem to be “No,” but our Japanese-language reporter has a unique alternate perspective.

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