Japan’s government has asked train companies in the Tokyo area to reduce their services by ten percent during rush hours, to offset the effects of power shortages brought on by the current crisis.
When they heard the news, thousands of people in what is known as one of the world’s busiest cities left work. They surged into local stations to find out if there was a train to take them home.
As some tried to get home, others took to the streets. Some people are angry with the government, who they think are responsible for the current problems.
The authorities are warning of major power cuts in Tokyo, adding to the disorder in a city that thrives on its reputation for precision and efficiency.