A train in Japan was delayed by two minutes this week after a passenger hit an emergency button because some foreigner was talking on their phone.
The trouble on the Fukuoka City subway train is believed to have erupted as the passenger was on edge due to the increasing number of new foreigners residing in the country.
The Fukuoka City Transportation Bureau said a passenger on a four-car train traveling between Tenjin-minami and Hashimoto stations on the Nanakuma Line hit the emergency notification button at about 8 p.m. on Tuesday, reporting, “There’s some gaijin and they’re talking on the phone.”
The driver and a stationmaster ran to the carriage after the train stopped at Befu Station where the man and foreigner were arguing in broken Japanese.
The foreigner who had been sitting with no one either side of him made amends by offering to give the man a free English lesson.
A transportation bureau representative commented, “We’d like to ask foreigners to refrain from being loud.”