Used by English-speaking employees of the Japanese company Nova Group. It refers to the Tsuukin Teikiken, or set-period commuter rail pass, which allows users to freely get on or off the train at any stop along their normal route to work for a fixed fee. Unfortunately, the section of the term that has become part of Nova jargon simply means "set period," which renders its usage meaningless to those outside the company.
"Sorry I'm late, I couldn't find my takie this morning, and since I haven't been paid, I can't afford the subway without it."
by RandomNobody October 16, 2007