As the precedent entry shows, I’ve just spent a week in Tokyo. And as any good technophile, I was hoping to have reached heaven. Well folks, I was in for a very big disappointment. Another example of globalization rendering the world homogenous.

Japanese people love their gadgets and technology but I guess nowadays so do we. In Akibahara district as in Shinjuku, the stores are filled with all of the same stuff we can get anywhere in Europe. Even the prices, strong euro not withstanding, are pretty much the same. Only differences were mobile phones (different system but 2 megapixel camera phones) and subnotebooks. They have a huge and very cool selection of ultraportables but they don’t sell for export (no warranty, no english OS or keyboard etc…).

For those interested in seeing what I’m talking about and maybe even buying, check out for a good selection of top Japan tech that’s not easily available at home.