Garbage collection in Tokyo is something I would be very interested to study one day. Not because I'm interested in solid waste, but because the amount of logistics that goes in to removing the sheer amount of refuse from a nation's capital city would provide ample subjects for detailed analysis.
Blue is by and large my favorite color of skies, and Tokyo has not seen a shortage in some time. This picture was taken from the window next to my desk, and is a sight better than what I'd see while working at the previous office. In the distance we can see the incomplete form of the Tokyo Sky Tree, which should be open for business in the next few months.
One of the most confusing things I've found while living in Japan is how two buildings right next to each other can have almost nothing in common architecturally, aside from the triumvirate of W-based basics: walls, windows, and a "wroof". While walking down any street in the country, one will find a remarkably modern home standing less than 4 meters from something that looks to predate electricity, while across the street stands a home that looks like it came right out of a Picasso.
Japan, like many other countries around the world, has some beautiful scenery ... which we can see when not absorbed in our handheld devices. This week's photo comes from 柏の葉カンパッス; a lonely path curving into the distance, bordered with vibrant colors and fallen leaves.
This is certainly a rare case: It's Sunday, and I'm sitting in the office! This is the second time I've worked on a Sunday for a company I didn't own this year, and it's also the second time I've worked on a Sunday for a company I didn't own since 2002! I don't mind, though. The nice thing about working on the sabbath is the severely reduced traffic and the incredibly empty trains.