This is a story about Jack Shaftoe travelling the world after making his poor business decision at the end of the previous book. I think it best serves as a foil to The Juncto, as the story line takes a few irrelevant turns and has some big gaps in it which are jarring.

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Shibuya, Tokyo

Panos (a dude I work with) and I got to Tokyo ok last night. The flight left SFO at about 1pm and got into Narita airport at about 4pm. By the time we’d done immigration and collected our bags we only had about a ten minute wait for the limousine bus to the hotel.

We’re staying in Shibuya, which seems to be a bit of a shopping district. We managed to do the pointing a menu food ordering thing for dinner last night, and then I went to bed.

Initial impressions of Tokyo:

  • Its very clean and amazingly well organised. People naturally line up, and customer service is much better than it is in the US.
  • Its not as crowded as I expected.
  • English is very common, but don’t expect people on the streets to actually speak it.

Tokyo tomorrow

Tomorrow I’m jumping on a JAL flight to Tokyo. I will be in Tokyo for a week, mostly for work meetings. I’m hoping to fit some sightseeing in on the weekend. Let me know if you have any recommendations.