The Daily Manila Shimbun


“Hassha merodie” or “Train departure melodies”

April 10, 2018

Tokyo- This picture taken on March 1, 2018 shows a train on the Tokyu Toyoko Line arriving at Shibuya Station in Tokyo.

Millions of people across Japan listen to "hassha merodie" or "train departure melodies" on loud speakers every day on the train platforms -- but most of them don't even notice. AFP-Jiji Press