Japan is a dark place in more ways than one at the moment. The terrible suffering in north Japan is constantly on everyone’s minds, as is the nuclear power station crisis in Fukushima. Meanwhile, homes and businesses are trying to save as much electricity as possible.
Ginza is normally one of the busiest brightest parts of Tokyo. Last night it was much darker and quieter than usual. Despite the calm, there’s a palpable sense of foreboding.