Elevator etiquette in Japan
Alastair Tse

No, the Open/Close Doors buttons are not placebo; however, it works only for specific situations.

When the door is about to close, you may press the Open button and stop the closing (e.g. in order to help someone to catch the elevator).

When the door is about to open , you may press the Close button and stop the opening (e.g. nobody really needs to get out at that floor).

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