Amalgamating Tradition And Technology In Tokyo, Japan
The presumed technological-capital of the world, Tokyo presents with it an exceptionally interesting appeal; merging both innovation and tradition. Amidst the clean streets and circuit-part vendors, one will undoubtedly be taken aback by the overwhelming number of cosplayers and Japanime caricatures strewn about the city. The only troubling part, however, being a predominantly English speaker, is found in trying to navigate through transit; as one can quickly become set-off-course by the indistinguishable kanji and lack of Western alphabet anywhere to be found in Tokyo's convoluted transit way.
**Backgrounder: Ranking first in the Global Economic Power Index, the Greater Tokyo Area is unquestionably one of the world's largest metropolitan areas. Though often referred to as a city, Tokyo is officially regarded as a "metropolitan prefecture" and is home to some of the world's leading fashion designers, alongside being one of the world's foremost banking and trading arenas.**