I should be getting ADSL at home in the next few weeks, meaning no more twiddling away my time at a ‘Net cafe. But until NTT, the Japanese phone company, and Yahoo! Broadband get their acts together, I’m using a ‘Net cafe in the trendy Harajuku area, an easy bike ride or walk from Hiroo.
Unremarkable, yes, except that it’s utterly, completely, without a scintilla of doubt or even a hidden services fee, FREE. No having to flirt (yeah, yeah, twist my arm) with the cute woman behind the counter to get a discount, no running around sneaking 100 yen off coupons out of magazines. The only problem is that it’s upstairs from a Starbucks.
Oh, the horror.