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Shibuya report after the 2011 Sendai Earthquake Mar 14 2011

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Shibuya report after the 2011 Sendai Earthquake Mar 14 2011
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Unlike the morning Meguro Station, the congestion in public transportation was eased by the noon.

■Shibuya Station
Trains were coming less frequently to Shibuya Station on Yamanote Line due to the rolling blackout. It was crowded in train boxes, but not squeezing, and no big confusion on the platforms.

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At a platform in Shibuya Station on Yamanote Line

Tokyu-Toyoko Line was operating only between Shibuya and Musashi Kosugi. There were people asking the station staff how to get to Yokohama, or looking at notice boards.

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At a gate in Shibuya Station on Toyoko Line

Inokashira Line was operating 50% of its capability due to the rolling blackout. No big confusion here either during the day.

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The notice board in front of a gate in Inokashira Line

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People watching TV in the station

■In the Streets in Shibuya
What was different about the Intersection in front of Shibuya Station was only that all the street visions were off power. The pedestrian traffic did seem fewer amounts than usual, but there seemed no big difference by looking at the place. But one wouldn’t have sensed the energy of the city.

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Street Vision

■Department Stores and Buildings
Shibuya is not part of the area for the rolling blackout, but some big department stores and fashion buildings delayed the opening, shortened business hours, or even closed for that day in order to save electricity. Many small shops or restaurants were open as normal. The Shibuya Center Street was less crowded with people, and the atmosphere was absolutely different from what it used to be in Shibuya.

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Tokyu Department Store

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An open shop with less electricity to run in order save.

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The Center Street

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