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Monday, March 31, 2008

You Try to Do Something Nice…

posted by on March 31 at 13:23 PM

A man who died after falling in front of an oncoming train at JR Shinjuku Station over the weekend may have been startled by a warning blast its driver gave as it came up behind him, police said.

From the Daily Mainichi.

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This is actually a very important finding. If his death had been ruled a suicide, JR would have grounds to sue his family for a lot of money. Because in Japan, you don't hold up the major rail lines.

Posted by Greg | March 31, 2008 1:35 PM
The tragedy caused delays of up to 23 minutes for 14 trains and affected an estimated 9,000 travelers.

Wow.. only 23 minutes to remove his body and clean up?? A fatality on the roads here take at least 2 hours to clear up.

Posted by apres_moi | March 31, 2008 1:53 PM


That's because usually, it's the Seattle Parks Dept. doing the cleaning up...

Posted by COMTE | March 31, 2008 2:54 PM

At least they have trains ...

Posted by Will in Seattle | March 31, 2008 3:03 PM

It takes 2 hours because of all the feathers...

Posted by subwlf | March 31, 2008 3:11 PM

Are they duck feathers, goose feathers, pigeon feathers, or feathers from people dressed up like Anime characters?

Posted by Will in Seattle | March 31, 2008 3:31 PM

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