The Tokyo subway system employs oshiyas or pushers…

The Tokyo subway system employs oshiyas or pushers, workers who literally push commuters into Tokyo’s overcrowded subways and trains.

"Oshiya" or "pushers" at Tokyo's Shinjuku station trying to pack as many passengers as possible into the carriages during rush hour in 1967. Photo credit: CNN
“Oshiya” or “pushers” at Tokyo’s Shinjuku station trying to pack as many passengers as possible into the carriages during rush hour in 1967. Photo credit: CNN
Photo credit: Alamy
Photo credit: Alamy
Tokyo Compression. Photo credit: Michael Wolf
Tokyo Compression. Photo credit: Michael Wolf
Tokyo Compression. Photo credit: Michael Wolf
Tokyo Compression. Photo credit: Michael Wolf
Aleksandar Bojic/Flickr
Aleksandar Bojic/Flickr

Sources: Wikipedia, CNN, Art and the Subway: New York Underground, amusingplanet

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