Season 4 "Safety and Security"
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Episode #01: Tokyo Metro
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Not only is Tokyo’s subway system one of the largest in the world—with a daily ridership of 9.35 million people—it is also one of the cleanest and most punctual. In this episode, we will be following a station staff member, Kazutaka Dobashi, as he goes about his daily duties. As an employee of Tokyo Metro, one of Tokyo’s biggest subway operators, Dobashi is responsible for keeping crowds under control during rush hour, responding quickly to emergencies, and taking inventory of lost items. The passengers who pass through the station he works at include locals as well as foreign tourists. Sometimes, they will come to Dobashi for assistance, and he takes his time to properly deal with every inquiry, either in Japanese or in English. In this way, Dobashi helps ensure that every day ends without incident, and that passengers continue to recognize Tokyo’s subway system as one of the safest and most convenient ways to get around the city.