Nothing big today, just a few pictures from a midday walk around the National Diet Library in Tokyo’s Chiyoda area.
Well, well, well… this blog has been laying dormant for far too long. Luckily current events warrant a revival: I’m back in Japan for 5 weeks to conduct research for my final thesis and – noone would belive me if I said I wouldn’t do this – to travel some and meet old friends again that I haven’t seen in a long time. My first stop is Tokyo and while I had prepared myself for low temperatures, I was a quite a bit surprised when I arrived at Narita Airport and saw the amount of snow laying around. Apparently, Tokyo had seen its worst snow falls since 40 years last weekend and was just beeing hit by a second heavy snow fall when I arrived. In a few hours trains started to become delayed and even stopped in parts – which shocked my unquestioned belief in the impossibility to fail of the Japanese railway system. Though, they definitely managed a lot better than the Deutsche Bahn would’ve done and I arrived at my host family nearly without delay. So I can’t really complain, to be honest 😀 And today the snow already started to melt away again, so the city is going to be back to normal tomorrow anyway. I used the day to register myself at the National Diet Library and to go for some shopping in Akihabara. It’s as colourful and loud as I had remembered it – wonderful! These are going to be 5 awesome weeks! 😀