Tokyo Drive

Tokyo Drive : tokyo drive

Camera on the dashboard for a drive through an almost empty Tokyo on January 1st. At 4x the normal speed, I take you near the Yasukuni Shrine (very crowded around that time of the year), around the Imperial Palace, through the skyscrapers of Chiyodaku, then in Ginza (almost deserted with all shops closed), near the Tokyo Tower (where I obviously took a wrong turn), then to the famous Shibuya crossing and finally ending in Shinjuku with first its skyscrapers and then Kabukicho. Enjoy the ride and note the earthquake at 1:20, which AFP described as follows : a major 7.0-magnitude earthquake rocked Tokyo Sunday as Emperor Akihito led Japan’s New Year celebrations by urging people to work together in rebuilding the nation from March’s quake-tsunami disaster. The tremor struck at 2:28pm with its focus deep at about 370 kilometres, Japan’s Meteorological Agency said. There were no immediate reports of damage or injury and no tsunami warning was issued. The mid-afternoon quake swayed buildings in Tokyo and surrounding areas but it did not disrupt the final of the Emperor’s Cup football tournament under way at the National Stadium. !

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