Heroes on the Platform

24 Jul

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Yesterday, at a train station near Tokyo, a woman became stuck when she fell into the space between the platform and the train.

The people on the platform pushed the train enough for her to be pulled to safety.

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18 Responses to “Heroes on the Platform”

  1. zezil July 24, 2013 at 5:30 pm #

    Heard of this story yesterday! Very inspiring. :)

    • tokyo5 July 24, 2013 at 5:35 pm #

      I saw it on the news on TV yesterday too.

      Do you live in Japan? Korea?

      • zezil July 24, 2013 at 5:43 pm #

        I live in the Philippines.

        I closely work with Koreans and Japanese. Heard the story from my colleague. :)

      • tokyo5 July 24, 2013 at 6:56 pm #

        Do many Japanese and Koreans live in the Phillipines?

      • zezil July 24, 2013 at 7:04 pm #

        Relatively, there are more Koreans living here than Japanese. The Japanese that are staying are businessmen with operations here. The Koreans on the other hand are the top foreign visitor in the country (1M in 2012). But based on data, they stay on average for 6 months to study English. The rest are businessmen (same with Japanese) and those who just visit for 2-3 days (leisure).

      • tokyo5 July 24, 2013 at 9:13 pm #

        Do many Korean people go to the Phillipines to study English?

        I didn’t know that.

        I’ve heard that sometimes Japanese people go there to get a scuba diving license inexpensively… but not to learn English.

      • zezil July 25, 2013 at 10:13 am #

        Yep. From government based stats, the number 1 reason why they go here is to study English. During their school vacation, they enroll here for 2-6 months to study. In one report, Philippines is the 4th country they choose (to study English) after the US, Australia and Canada.

        As for the Japanese, I think that’s correct, they do go here for scuba diving and not to study English. I am just referring to Koreans on English; as for Japanese, have not seen the stats.

      • tokyo5 July 25, 2013 at 10:41 am #

        >the US, Australia and Canada

        So, England (the origin of the language) isn’t popular for Koreans to go to learn English?

      • zezil July 25, 2013 at 11:12 am #

        At least from the Koreans I discussed this with, they told me most would definitely want to study in the US or England but they choose to go here because it is much cheaper and they get almost the same quality English language education.

      • tokyo5 July 25, 2013 at 11:25 am #

        Yes, it is very expensive to go to America or Europe from Asia!

  2. astronerdboy July 24, 2013 at 6:49 pm #

    I heard about this. Pretty impressive, but also very typically Japanese.

    • tokyo5 July 24, 2013 at 6:59 pm #

      Where do you live?
      How did you hear about this story?

  3. Earnest Mercer July 25, 2013 at 12:06 am #

    Uniquely Japan. Thanks.

    • tokyo5 July 25, 2013 at 7:47 am #

      Is it?
      What would people in other countries do in this situation?

  4. Musings August 4, 2013 at 4:40 pm #

    I did see this in the news too. My mother would nod knowingly and say that’s what she would expect of the Japanese people.

    • tokyo5 August 4, 2013 at 7:01 pm #

      I would hope that people anywhere in the world would do this.

  5. Seigo August 11, 2013 at 8:16 am #

    I read in the news here in Brazil too, and been a japanese with a long time living in Brazil I would expect such kind of aid from brazilians but not from japanese people, and especially those who live in Tokyo. Anyway, this was a positive event and japanese people is always surprising the world.

    • tokyo5 August 11, 2013 at 12:07 pm #

      I would hope that people anywhere would do at least this much to help someone.

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