Tokyo train operator starts emitting body cameras, not employee conduct they care about

JR East implements new policy in time for New Years

JR East lays new policy in time for New Years.

Japanese companies usually notice a lull at this point of year’s events. Things close as most people get ready for New Years holiday, and it seems that theres a good way to start things that can wait until after everyone reaches their desk in January.

Tokyo areas’ biggest rail operator East Japan Railway Company to cut back on 2023 order: equipping stations staff with body cameras. JR East announced its Dec 22 move, implementation coming just days later on December 26.

JR Easts station employee body camera

body cameras become part of protecting the public against wrongdoing by officials, but for JR East the opposite one they try to treat. Japanese society often well-meaning and peaceful, station employees sometimes feel emotional abuse, even physical abuse from rail passengers, often times who have had far too much to drink. 151 -JRs hope arming employers with body cameras will improve station safety, create a relaxed workplace where people can work with a sense of security and peace of mind. A 2020 study found more than 400 reported physical attacks on rail workers; more than 400 were reported, and JRs hope to equip them with body cameras.

JR East says it will create body cameras at 15 stations, so it doesn’t know which ones are there. CCTV to be highly visible, clipped to chest area of employees uniforms and with written signal stating that they’re currently recording/broadcasting in keeping with their mission as preventive measure. Japan’s end-of-the-year/New Years party season marks boom in drunk passengers on trains, passing through stations.

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