In this slow-motion video, everybody seems lost in thoughtful, moody, almost prayerful contemplation as they get on board the Sobu line at Akihabara station. Where are they going? And why?
I’m happy to report that express deliveries seem to be up and running fine here in Tokyo. Just now the doorbell rang and 48 bottles of Crystal Geyser mineral water I ordered just a few days ago arrived. So I’m practically swimming in mineral water here.doug
Because of emergency power cutbacks in the middle of rush hour Japan Railways cut the number of trains way back and they are extremely overcrowded.
It was so crowded my friend couldn’t get off the train at his stop and ended up being carried on to Chiba prefecture. He’s trying to get back from there to Tokyo now.