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The View From Vanguard

April 25th, 2010

We’re leaving next week, and so it’s appropriate that The View From Our Window has now been memorialized in Andrew Sullivan’s The Daily Dish:

Screen Shot 2010-04-25 At 1.26.44 Am

The original here (click for enlargement, 2K pixels wide):


And here’s the post from last week, a photo taken about the same time, super-zoomed up on Tokyo Sky Tree under construction.

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  1. Troy
    April 25th, 2010 at 10:30 | #1

    trippy — I thought Sumida ward was further from you than that. Google says it’s a six mile walk.

    A six-mile radius from Cupertino only gets you to Los Altos and Santa Clara, so I guess I forgot how compact Tokyo (bounded by the Yamanote line) really is.

    The Japanese build infrastructure with their stimulus money, we build ? ? ?

    When people were arguing for war in 2002 I really wish they would have been able to see the costs we’d be taking on down the road. Had the top marginal rate been forced to rise to 50% to pay for the war’s costs, that would have put the brakes on the militarists real quick.

    Hard to know which economy is more screwed, Japan’s or ours. I think it’s healthier to be in a demographic downcline, since kids are the ultimate “broken window fallacy”, but of course that doesn’t do good things to the education subsector, not good at all.

    I read that Japan’s going to face a labor shortage this century, but the way it’s hard if not impossible for women to get careers still I think fixing the latter will solve the former.

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