Tokyo is the most populated city in the world, and almost half of its inhabitants use the public rail system. So, you can imagine how crowded a subway platform gets during rush hour. To control this chaos, the city just uses another form of chaos.
Meet the Oshiya. Wearing pressed uniforms and white gloves, these people are paid to shove and push you into crowded train carts to fit as many people as possible.
It gets so stuffed, passengers say they can’t even see other people’s feet touch the ground. In situations like this, you can bet a few creeps are going to let their hands “innocently” navigate around. That’s why Tokyo has designated some carts for women only.
As for the Oshiya, it must be fun getting paid to literally push people around all day.