The amount of yen contained within a PASMO card was unknown prior to tapping this morning.

Thrill-seeker Tim Manningham put the reputation of fellow foreigners on the line by taking on the ticket barrier without checking if his IC card had enough money in it.

“Oh boy,” thought Manningham.

“Here we go!”

Manningham says he couldn’t check if he needed to top up his IC card due to a manic life lived as a day-to-day proposition.

“I barely have time to prepare my English lessons let alone check if I have enough yen on my PASMO whenever there’s a hint of doubt.”

“I’d rather risk the not-enough-yen-on-your-IC-card tap of shame.”

Manningham took about 10 minutes last night to prepare for his seven classes today.

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