What’s Missing?

Where: Tokyo, Japan

 

 

 

Shinjuku Wait

I was in Japan last week for meetings with my colleagues from around the world.

 

 

Epson has several offices near the Japanese Alps and in most cases we take trains that connect through Tokyo to attend these meetings.

 

 

It’s always fascinating to watch everyday life in Japanese train stations and on this trip I was struck by an overall change in posture. I took this image only a few years ago and while the station has not changed nor the clothes, what’s different today is that few are looking up like this woman. Last week most of the people I saw waiting for trains were head-down peering into smartphones. In my travels this year I have seen the same posture shift in Germany, France, The Netherlands and of course virtually any metro area in North America.

 

 

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