Random Tokyo. ランドン東京。

From August 3 (and 20 second vid from the Shinkansen — 新幹線 —  aka “Bullet Train,” on the way to Tokyo).  Near Tokyo University, Nihonbashi, Chiyoda.  As with all photos on this trip, I took these with a camera phone.

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Protesters outside Tokyo Electric Power Company's HQ (next to my hotel). TEPCO owns the Fukushima Daiichi Nuclear Plant. August 3.

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A moment in the rain. Near Tokyo University. August 3.

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Almost Escher-esque. Near Tokyo University. August 3.

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Right Wing Nutter rails against Koreans. Shinbashi. He's mostly ignored by the people passing by. August 3.

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Near Shinbashi Station. Train going by. August 3.

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Restaurant across from my hotel. Chiyoda/Shinbashi. August 3.

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"Gambare Nippon!" (頑張れ にっぽん!) My new friend, Mr. Takahashi. At the Ishisuisan Restaurant, Shinbashi. August 3.

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Sake from Iwate Prefecture. Iwate's coastline was decimated by the March 11 Tsunami. Thousands of people died. Local sake brewers are asking all of Japan to support them. Ishisuisan Restaurant. August 3.

Video of tsunami destruction in Iwate Prefecture.

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"Open til 3:00 a.m." Shinbashi. August 3.

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View from my hotel window. Diet Bldg about mid-picture. August 4.

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And why not. Outside a Shinbashi restaurant. August 3.

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Security Gaurd reading a book behind TEPCO Headquarters. It says, over and over again, "Safety First" behind him. Chiyoda, Tokyo. August 4.

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Taxi driver toes. Look carefully at the mirror. Yes, those are his toes. He's resting. Chiyoda, Tokyo. August 4.

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From the 21st Floor of the Daiichi Hotel, Tokyo. August 4.

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20 seconds from a Shinkansen window.

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Addendum — sign of the times:

A typical sign around Tokyo these days. Imperial Hotel. August 4.

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