The job of a pusher
In Japan the white-gloved ‘pusher’ or ‘oshiya’ is an official who is employed at the train station to ‘help’ people get on the train during rush hour. In 1975, oshiya (originally called ‘passenger arrangement staff’) packed commuters into rush-hour trains that were filled to an average of 221 percent of designed capacity. But nowadays trains are much less crowded with a 2000 report showing trains were filled to just 183% capacity.
Shocking videos of Japanese train pushers