Just realized a typhoon has passed Tokyo.
That explains the heavy rains the whole day yesterday. That explains the broken transparent/translucent umbrellas I saw scattered on the streets of Ginza. That explains why several shops were closed.
I should go back to watching Japanese TV. Ever since I got my cable TV, I get more news about the US and Iraq than news about Japan. Heck, I live in Tokyo and I didn’t even know there was a typhoon in Tokyo.