Astonishingly drunk and asleep in Tokyo

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Seeing astonishingly drunk and asleep men, women, and even men dressed as women on the streets of Tokyo isn’t exactly what one would call rare. But seeing someone fast asleep in a position like this, probably is.

drunk and asleep in Tokyo

An unconscious prayer perhaps for a hangover that isn’t of biblical proportions.

drunk and asleep in Tokyo

An old Japanese train and its driver

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Tokyo’s trains are modern, multi-carriage machines that efficiently and also impersonally move people round the city. Outside the capital, however, it can be very different indeed, with far older locomotives, and a much more personal experience.

old Japanese train and its driver

Hokkaido: scenery and steel

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Hokkaido, Japan’s largest and northernmost prefecture, is well known for its beautiful scenery. But the island also has a fair amount of heavy industry, which unsurprisingly isn’t quite as easy on the eyes.

Hokkaido scenery and steel