Omri Reis
Feb 2, 2017

Today’s Tokyo is no 'Ghost in the Shell' techno-dystopia

Whether futuristic, quirky or cold, Western travellers’ perceptions of Tokyo haven’t changed much in the years between 'Lost in Translation' and this year's 'Ghost in the Shell'.

The grey sprawl of Tokyo was an intimidating version of the future, not yours or mine, but our children's. 

That's how acclaimed travel writer Paul Theroux opens Ghost Train to the Eastern Star 2008the story of his journey from London to Tokyo by rail. Peering out of his hotel window, he describes the city as a necropolisa giant concrete graveyard devoid of human touch....

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