A fire broke out today in one of the richest areas of Tokyo, famous for its department stores like Takashimaya, Mitsukoshi and the original "Japan Bridge" Nihonbashi.
I came home this evening to a building the size of a city block billowing black smoke, not more than 200 yards from my apartment.
I counted at least a dozen fire trucks and countless firefighters. I managed to capture a few seconds of video on my pre-paid. The smoke could be smelled for miles.
3 hours later...the smoke stopped.
Look out for the drunk pedestrian who didn't seem to notice there was a building on fire and started yelling at the traffic cop.
Update to come when I know more.