A foreigner residing in Tokyo has had a safe train journey this morning with fellow commuters continuing to practice customary gaijin distancing rules.

“Everyone kept at least 1.5 meters away from me,” says 25-years-a-gaijin Bill Kruiser.

“Gaijin distancing finally has its benefits.”

Kruiser travelled comfortably during the 20-minute ride with no one daring to sit next to him.

“Nothing has really changed,” Kruiser said.

“Everyone avoided the seat next to me.”

Kruiser is hopeful that the Japanese strain of the coronavirus, or covid-19, will also avoid foreigners.