Media around the world continues to go on about how everybody is leaving Tokyo and that its a ghost town. These photos were taken a few hours a go in one of the busiest shopping/restaurant districts in Tokyo called Shibuya.
While there are folks leaving Tokyo, most of them seem to be foreigners - but that's only a small percentage compared to the amount of gaijin who decided to stay. As for me - I'm staying put as this is and always will be home for me.
Pollen levels are extremely high today which is the main reason why a load of folks were out n about wearing surgical masks. Me currently suffering bad from hay fever too ToT. The main reasons why folks wear masks are:-
A bunch of lovely ladies at Starbucks enjoying each others company.
While Tokyo didn't suffer anywhere near the damage up North, I can tell you that all folks in Japan were deeply distressed and hurt by the natural disaster. The quake affected pretty much the whole of the East of Japan in some way or another. A week later, folks in Tokyo are doing their best to contribute to the restoration of Japan by getting on with things as usual.