Friday, March 02, 2007

Trash boxes in stations

Trash box, Tokyo Metro, JR
These are trash boxes put in a station in Tokyo. The inside can be seen and this kind of boxes have been put, off the top of my head, about for five years.

There is a sarin gas attack on the Tokyo subway in 1995. A cult, Aum Shinrikyo cult, commit the attack. The attack killed 11 people and injured about 3800 people, one of the most devastating incidents in Japanese history.

After the incident, all trash boxes in subway stations in Tokyo was taken away for avoiding the attack. And some years after the accident, the see-through boxes were installed in the stations.

By the way, a newspaper said yesterday that all the international flights from Japan started to ban the carry-on of any liquids in cans or plastic bottles, which is more than 100 ml. This control results from the failed bombing attempt in Heathrow Airport on August in 2006.

Anyway, have a nice weekend!!

1 Comments:

At 4:19 PM, Blogger zannnie said...

even the bins in Japan looks 'sleek':)

 

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