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#449 turn off cell phones

Kantō Plain railway operators have standardized on the following rules.

• Power off in the vicinity of courtesy/priority seats—just in case someone has a pacemaker, insulin pump, or other microcontroller medical device

• Silent "manner" mode—no ring tones—in other sections

No such rules in North America. Fellow train passengers provide free entertainment and intimate details of their private lives.


• 優先席(yūsenseki) = "priority seat"

• 携帯電話(keitai denwa) = "cell phone"

• 電源(dengen) = "power [supply]"


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Taken on October 12, 2005