Wednesday night I had dinner at the Denny’s across the street from the hotel one last time, then caught the Narita Express at 7am Thu morning at Tokyo station. There’s the sleek machine in the picture, gliding in and stopping so that the car doors line up exactly with the markers on the platform. I learned of Steve Jobs’s passing away at the airport on CNN. The picture is from a discussion of the iPhone 4S in Japan earlier in the week. iPhones were previously limited to one carrier (Softbank), but will now be available from a second carrier (KDDI), similar to the at-first-exclusive-to-AT&T and then-also-Verizon situation in the USA.