|Reading, at 6.12am|
With only a few weekdays in Tokyo and too many public holidays, I'll be a bit squeezed for time at one of my must-visit places in Tokyo, the National Parliamentary Library...no trip is complete without it. Today is one such day, but I'm also acutely aware that I need to plan to leave in time to reach a train station to the northwest of Tokyo where Ren Ho will be speaking. It's a bit of an adventure really.
|A library find|
|A reminder to vote,|
on the train
I decide that I need to head off to the outer 'burbs around 4.00 to reach the Urawa train station by 5.15. There are a couple of nearby options if I miss out there...
|Outside Dona, at 6.12pm|
I get there in plenty of time and get to listen and photograph the event (about which, more on the 'other' blog soon). On the way back at a Akabane, I chance upon some more candidates, this time for the Greens and at 6.12pm, I happen to be outside a pasta restaurant named after me (^.^)'. A spruiker for a hair salon offers me a haircut, asking me do I colour my hair myself...hehe, er, no. Smooth talkers everywhere, in all languages...
Jinko has suggested that it is possible to catch a bus from Akabane to just outside our place in Itabashi...heck why not, I'm up for an adventure...
I make it back. It's been day one of an exciting few days coming up as I close in on all the candidates as Sunday approaches.