Post-quake, Tokyo a city of shadows (photos)
TOKYO--A month after the massive March 11 quake and tsunamis in Japan, aftershocks continue as power-saving measures spread darkness in Tokyo. Here, neon lights in the city's Kabukicho district are half-lit as the capital conserves electricity. Signs throughout Tokyo read "setsuden" (electricity conservation).
Sign at airport
A sign at Narita airport, Japan's main international gateway, explains why elevators don't work.
Building in Shinjuku
A building in Tokyo's Shinjuku and its giant video screen are dark.
Unlit Alta screen
White-collar workers pass an unlit Alta screen, a famous meeting spot in Tokyo's Shinjuku district.
The landmark Ishimaru Denki building in Tokyo's Akihabara electronics neighborhood looks pretty dim.
Men slurp noodles at a shop in Shinjuku's Memory Lane.
Even vending machines, which normally radiate light like it's going out of style, are dark.
Street stall vendors
Street stall vendors sell grilled octopus under the cherry blossoms, a traditional season for drinking parties.