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ToaG: Regional Escalator Etiquette by TriaElf9 ToaG: Regional Escalator Etiquette by TriaElf9
So in Japan, there is escalator etiquette in big cities. In Nagoya and Tokyo and such, you stand on the left, and walk on the right. When you go down to Osaka and Kobe and such, The standing and walking sides flip. It was very confusing the first time I experienced it, since I'd learned Tokyo and Nagoya etiquette and then going south it was all WHOA wait ^_^;;

I know it's not actually connected with the pitch accent flip, but it was a funny coincidence that helps me remember both ^_^

Nagoya at least has been trying to crack down on the walking on escalators though, apparently it's hard on the machinery. So this all may change in time, but for now at least, that's how it is.

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Wildchild090 Featured By Owner Aug 11, 2018  Hobbyist General Artist
In American, it is 'stands on the right, walk on the left' but every a-hole is in a hurry so they just push you...Sad dummy 

I miss Japan...
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TriaElf9 Featured By Owner Aug 13, 2018  Professional Digital Artist
People aren't always perfect here, but there's a structure to things that I like ^_^
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Eilonwyn Featured By Owner Aug 11, 2018
They've been saying that more in Osaka, too, about not walking on escalators. I was really confused the first few times I saw the signs, because I saw everyone doing it so often, but it makes more sense if it's recent...

Anyway, I love this observation! What a funny coincidence. Haha emoticon 
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TriaElf9 Featured By Owner Aug 13, 2018  Professional Digital Artist
Yeah, I think it's hard on the escalators when tons of people hurry up them in rush-hour ^_^;;

Right? I was amused by it too ^_^
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TheAussieBlue Featured By Owner Aug 11, 2018
I've never been overseas. It's interesting how something as simple as elevator etiquette can change so drastically.
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Memory627 Featured By Owner Aug 11, 2018  Professional Writer
Man, Japan has rules for everything...
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TriaElf9 Featured By Owner Aug 12, 2018  Professional Digital Artist
Well, less rules and more like... regional politeness lol ^_^
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Memory627 Featured By Owner Aug 12, 2018  Professional Writer
Either way, Japan sounds very strict...
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:icontriaelf9:
TriaElf9 Featured By Owner Aug 12, 2018  Professional Digital Artist
Not really, it just makes things run smoothly if people are generally thoughtful to one another. It doesn't always happen tho.
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Memory627 Featured By Owner Aug 12, 2018  Professional Writer
We're only human.
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TriaElf9 Featured By Owner Aug 12, 2018  Professional Digital Artist
People can still be human and mostly thoughtful, I don't feel the two are mutually exclusive. Having a side to stand on just means that people who need to pass can pass. In a country with transportation being the main way to travel to work and back, it just makes the process smoother.
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Memory627 Featured By Owner Aug 12, 2018  Professional Writer
Good luck getting people to do that here in the States. Everyone is so freaking selfish it borders on absurd...
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:icontriaelf9:
TriaElf9 Featured By Owner Aug 12, 2018  Professional Digital Artist
Yeah, the cultures are different, it has to do with the focus on the person vs the focus on the group. It can have advantages and disadvantages.
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