• Kyodo


The Yokohama Municipal Subway, Japan’s only railway service that designates all its seating as “priority seats,” plans to spend ¥4 million introducing “super priority seats” this summer because passengers are refusing to relinquish their places for seniors and pregnant women.

The Yokohama Transportation Bureau said a growing number of passengers, mostly elderly people, have been struggling to find priority seats since train runs were reduced to save power after last March’s catastrophe.

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