The Canadian Embassy and the Honda Robot Asimo

(Updated: June 4, 2013 with high resolution photos and new descriptions)

Today me and this American guy John wanted to go to embassy to register (you are supposed to do this if you are staying for more than 3 months) so we went to the Canadian embassy. It is a pretty nice building with light security, once I got there, the person there told us to do it online.

In my opinion, the embassy is very Japanese in design is shown in the minimalist design.

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Because of its central location in Aoyama, you could see great views of Tokyo including Tokyo Tower.

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The NTT DoCoMo Building in Shinjuku.

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Looking down on Aoyama-dori.

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At Inuksuk at the terrace of the embassy.

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The main entrance of the embassy is actually inside the building.

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The exterior of the building.

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After we left the embassy, we found the office of Sony Computer Entertainment nearby. They didn't seem to mind us taking pictures.

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It would have been a waste of time had we not found the Honda Welcome Center by accident. It was located right next to the subway station Aoyama 1-chome. There was the demonstration of the Honda Asimo robot that you keep seeing on TV and there are demos 3 times a day.

The Asimo robot when it is not in operation.

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The demonstration.

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Here you can see what Asimo sees.

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Demonstrating movement.

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Afterwards we tried to find the American embassy, walking there we passed my Roppongi Hills, a new development of upscale shops. I managed to take some pictures of Tokyo Tower from there. When we found the American embassy, it was like some kind of fortress. It was guarded by at least 10 policemen with high fence and streets were blocked off. In order to go in, you needed to go through screening. Too bad it was closed by the time we got in.

1 comments:

kinkinsoba (©_©) saying says said...

All I can say is that ASIMO rocks! Much cooler than SONY's Qrio...

I can't believe you were so close to a real life robot too! Great pics!