I am here in Tokyo this week for business. I arrived last night from the long flight and then had a 2 hour bus ride from the airport to my hotel in the downtown district. There is snow on the ground and I don't think I can ever recall seeing so many lights and signs in any place I have ever visited. I am a day ahead here of my normal US timezone which is weird but the hardest thing to get used to is the lack of my Blackberry cellphone working or any other US cell phone we had. I have used my Blackberry in the amazon jungle but cannot use it in Japan due to the 3G cell standard. I guess I will enjoy the quiet cell phone and no frequent checking for emails. It took my 10 minutes to figure out that I had to insert my room key into a slot to turn on the lights in the room as the switches were accomplishing nothing. I am sure there is much that I will have fun with this week.
I will be posting photos from the trip in the Shaan's Daily Grind II gallery.
1:51 PM PST Monday
7:51 AM Tuesday