Neon lights

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).
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Sign at airport

A sign at Narita airport, Japan's main international gateway, explains why elevators don't work.
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Building in Shinjuku

A building in Tokyo's Shinjuku and its giant video screen are dark.
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Unlit Alta screen

White-collar workers pass an unlit Alta screen, a famous meeting spot in Tokyo's Shinjuku district.
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Ishimaru Denki

The landmark Ishimaru Denki building in Tokyo's Akihabara electronics neighborhood looks pretty dim.
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Eating noodles

Men slurp noodles at a shop in Shinjuku's Memory Lane.
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Vending machines

Even vending machines, which normally radiate light like it's going out of style, are dark.
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Street stall vendors

Street stall vendors sell grilled octopus under the cherry blossoms, a traditional season for drinking parties.
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