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Top 10 Tips for Getting a Seat on the Train in Tokyo when Pregnant – 妊娠中に席を譲ってもらう10のコツ

Are you pregnant in Tokyo but having trouble getting a seat on the train? Are you using your pregnancy badge in the priority seat section, but still nobody will give you their seat? Chantal, who is 6 months pregnant with her second baby, gives the Top 10 Tips for Getting a Seat on the Train in Tokyo when Pregnant! Thanks Chantal! I particularly love Tip #6 (^^)!

妊娠中、都内で電車にのって、席に座れなくて困ったことはありませんか? ”妊娠しています”というキーホルダーをつけているにもかかわらず、優先座席付近にいても誰も席を譲ってくれないなんてこと、ありませんか?現在2人目を妊娠中のChantalが、妊娠中に電車で席を譲ってもらうための10のコツについて教えてくれます。ありがとう、Chantal! 私は特に、6番目がお気に入りです (^^)!

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8 thoughts on “Top 10 Tips for Getting a Seat on the Train in Tokyo when Pregnant – 妊娠中に席を譲ってもらう10のコツ

  1. Tina Nakakuki says:

    Chantal,great video!
    However, I’d like to stress to everyone to refrain from using mobiles in the courtesy section. This can bother some passengers too.

    In addition to posing a possible risk to pace makers,I believe the increased use of mobile electronic devices has decreased people’s ability to communicate with others, causing an indirect effect on things like simple manners, like offering a seat on the train.

    It’s not the only reason, but face-to-face communication has definitely suffered with the advancement of smart phones and emails.

  2. Jennifer says:

    Hope you don’t mind, but I included a link to this post on the blog for our friends and family. Just wanted to let you know in case it’s a problem.

    1. kate says:

      Hi Jennifer! We’d LOVE if you share Tokyo Urban Baby posts with your family and friends:) Thank you!

  3. Janelle says:

    Where do you get a pregnancy badge?

    1. Kate says:

      Hi Janelle, you can get a pregnancy badge from any train station in Tokyo. If you ask the station staff at one of the major train stations (the office at the ticket gates), they will be able to give you one. x Kate

  4. Claire Jager says:

    Great video. Nothing works! They just don’t give up their seats for anyone!

    1. Kate says:

      Hi Claire! Yes it is crazy. Even when I was 40 weeks pregnant and huge, people pretended to be asleep and didn’t get up. So strange! Please make sure you speak up and get people to stand up. I always make it my mission now to help other pregnant mums politely waiting for a seat – I find the youngest person and order them to vacate their seat 😉

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