This sign on the platform of Shibuya Station reminded me of my previous couple of posts about pervs. There were a few dotted along the platform (signs, that is, not pervs) to signify which carriages are safe for women to travel grope-free between the hours of 7.38am and 9.33am. The rest of the time must be a free-for-all. I am completely in awe of the attention paid to time-management in this country.
Despite my puerile remarks about my virgin grope-ee status, I know the chikan situation is really serious and that many women have been traumatised by these arseholes. On one level, I admire the government's attempts to address it, but basically these measures are merely a societal band-aid that fails to look at the underlying attitude toward women in this country.
But, back to the sign: I love that it's in pink and I'm sure it's only a matter of time before Hello Kitty appears on it.