At Shinjuku for meetings in the evening followed by a quick photo walk. Shinjuku used to be my hub when we first moved to Tokyo - we lived in Higashi Fushimi on the Seibu Shinjuku line which came into Shinjuku.
Hardly visit Shinjuku these days but when I do it always brings back nostalgic memories of the early days which you may have read in the Tokyo 1999 - 2001 and Tokyo 2001 - 2004 post.
Since 2002, my hub has been Shibuya - moved to Higashi Matsubara on the Inokashira line after joining Amazon. A "Hub" is used to refer to a station which has many lines branching out from it. Main hubs in Tokyo include Shinjuku, Shibuya, Ikebukuro and Tokyo station.
Established back in 1963, the electronics chain store Sakuraya will close all of its stores by March 2010.
There were a load of Sakuraya stores in Shinjuku and I regularly got my bits n pieces from them when I first settled here. Folks who have visited Sakuraya will remember this tune which plays in the background over and over and over and over and over again.
And many are going to miss the Sakuraya CM's too ^^;
Sakuraya are now trying to get rid of as much as they can and are having huge discounts on the stock that's left.
There used to be a load of laptops here which all got whipped up - apart from the VAIO's it seems ^^;
I used to be such a huuuuge and VAIO fanboy until I discovered that all my VAIOs had the Sony Timer built in. I think that maybe Apple is using the same technology in its products too ^^;
The huge 46 inch screens going for 280000 yen. If you offered cash, they would probably sell it for cheaper - but only during a closing down sale.