Japanese ‘Pushers’ Pack Train Passengers Like Sardines!

Japanese Train PushersOshiya, or “pusher”, is an informal Japanese term for a worker who stands on the platform of a railway station during the morning and evening rush hours, and pushes people onto the train. This video is a good example of just how crowded it gets on Japanese trains!

Do you think this could be the reason that groping of women has become such a problem that the Japanese have even experimented with all women trains? After all:

According to a survey conducted in Tokyo last year, nearly 64 percent of Japanese women in their 20s and 30s said they’ve been groped on trains, subways or at transit stations in the city.

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  1. Rhoody says:

    those pushers are needed to get me into the MC Laren F1, guess timew for a diet…

  2. Eat my shorts says:


  3. RHB says:

    In Korea, they have both pushers and stoppers, stoppers push people off when too many get on.

  4. Bud says:

    LOL, i’ve love to have that job. I think it’s funny :)

  5. Brad says:

    LOL, I wouldn’t be able to handle that, Imagine if you forgot to put on deodourent …. ewwwww

  6. Just watching it makes me so claustrophobic! If I had to get groped to get the hell off the train – fine! Just get me the hell off! No! way! could I take that – and twice a day? Nope. Not on your life.

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