Finally made it to Narita, the international airport near Tokyo. It's incredibly inconvenient. For a 09:30 flight I had to get up at 04:30 (but I overslept 'til 05:00). For all of Japan's hi-tech achievements, it can be an awfully inefficient and illogical place.
I'm sitting in the airline lounge now, laptop computer out, hooked up to the net via wireless, compact digital camera in hand, card reader to transfer files to my laptop...all this whiz-bang gadgetry just to upload a photo of sushi (a fish photo of sorts).
Obviously, at this early hour, there's no way I can stomach sushi. Coffee, a bagel, and some vegetable soup is more than enough.