The Tokyo subway system rebranded itself on the 1st of April. It’s now the “Tokyo Metro” and features a curvey French-looking logo.
There have been other changes, some positive (station signs now have the name of the station in a larger font than “SUBWAY”) and some negative (a totally asinine station identification system, supposedly of help to foreigners, whereby Ginza station becomes “G-07”).
However, the most puzzling change seems to be the introduction of talking subway stations. See the poster below:
Station: Where are you going today?
Girl: My sister had a baby, so [I’m going to see her].
Girl: I’m meeting my younger brother here.
Station: He’s arrived.
I’ve not yet had a station talk to me, but with talking garbage trucks running amok, I figure it can’t be long.Posted by pmk at May 3, 2004 09:21 PM | TrackBack