If you take subways on a regular basis, then you know how uncomfortable things can get when too many people board one train.
Tokyo’s trains are incredibly crowded, even with trains coming about every five minutes. This problem is so severe, in fact, that workers have to literally push and shove riders inside the doors to get everyone to fit. If you have claustrophobia, you may want to skip the video below.
Just watching this is making me feel anxious.
Because of the sheer number of people who ride subways in Japan, stations used to hire oshiya, or pushers, for the sole purpose of forcing riders onto trains.
Although this job is a thing of the past, subway workers still have to help push passengers during rush hour.