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JCB and Tokyo Metro to launch special gift promotion for JCB cardmembers outside Japan

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Monday, February 5, 2024

JCB cardmembers outside Japan can receive an original pass holder when purchasing the Tokyo Subway Ticket at Tourist Information Centers operated by Tokyo Metro.

Key Points: 
  • JCB cardmembers outside Japan can receive an original pass holder when purchasing the Tokyo Subway Ticket at Tourist Information Centers operated by Tokyo Metro.
  • During the promotion period, JCB Cardmembers who present the promotion page on the JCB Special Offers website at participating Tourist Information Centers and purchase the Tokyo Subway Ticket with their JCB Card can receive an original pass holder.
  • https://www.tokyometro.jp/tst/en/index.html
    JCB and Tokyo Metro have teamed up to promote the Tokyo Subway Ticket to international visitors to Tokyo, enabling them to enjoy sightseeing and shopping while traveling around Tokyo in a convenient and cost-effective way.
  • As a Japanese brand with a spirit of hospitality, JCB provides services that enrich the travel experience of its cardmembers.

Climate change protest: a single radical gets more media coverage than thousands of marchers

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Wednesday, May 3, 2023

Yet recently in the UK that statement is being challenged by disruptive environmental protesters unexpectedly gatecrashing live sporting broadcasts.

Key Points: 
  • Yet recently in the UK that statement is being challenged by disruptive environmental protesters unexpectedly gatecrashing live sporting broadcasts.
  • At the end of April, live on ITV the animal rights protesters Animal Rising delayed the country’s biggest horse race, the Grand National, by 15 minutes.
  • From April 21 to 24, Extinction Rebellion (XR) held four days of peaceful protest in central London attracting an estimated 60,000 people.
  • Certainly if the idea was to attract more or better headlines, the results seem underwhelming.

The media was already unsympathetic

    • Even before the Big One had started, right-wing press coverage was already unsympathetic.
    • Plus journalists claimed there was a good chance that the London Marathon would be targeted.
    • The MailOnline ran one positive article but alongside a negative piece warning that coachloads of “grinning eco zealots” planned to closedown London.
    • The Channel 4 reporter’s summation was that The Big One was a cross between a music festival and a village fete.

Disruptive protest attracts attention

    • Across the weekend, the #TheBigOne hashtag was dominated by XR protesters arguing that disruptive protest is reported but non-disruptive is not.
    • Academic research backs this up, showing a clear imbalance in the media coverage of disruptive and non-disruptive protest.
    • My own ongoing research on younger climate activists suggests they won’t be put off as within XR they are able to decide what protest they will and will not participate in.