Mostly everyone I know Japanese or foreigner talks with their keitai
on the train.... you just talk very quietly. It happens all the time. The reason
for its restriction on trains did not stem from the noise, it stemmed from
the danger than keitai's pose to people with pacemakers, because of Tokyo's
crowded subways, close contact is a reality. And danger to people with pacemakers
is a fact.
But people still use their keitai's on trains all the time. The restriction
is to shut off the power to stop it from killing people with pacemakers if one
happens to be on your car and you are in close contact.... but instead I think
some people think it refers to talking so lots of people use mail or read the
news on their keitai's (or take pictures of funny neighbors snoring away).
"Marcela Christina Musgrove Ch." wrote:
> Thanks for all the responses about email vs. SMS. I guess it was more involved
> than I thought. I was also wondering about keitai etiquette. Obviously
> regulations say you can't talk on the trains, but I was wondering what it took
> to get to that point since I read about a time when it was a problem. Were
> there protests? Angry letters to the train company? Is it still considered a
> problem in other public places like restaurants or theatres or libraries or has
> texting become so predominant there's no need for regulation in these spaces?
> Are there any rules about keitai use while driving?
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Received on Wed Aug 6 01:42:02 2003