Japan and wires... a wild forest of aerial wires - could you explain that to me?
Claudia,I have no idea! Possibly it's related to notions of private property and the "intrusiveness" that would be required to modernize (in the aesthetic sense) the electrical grid. I used to think it might be connected to earthquakes. I've actually had a Japanese say to me that the ubiquitous wires were in fact a "part of Japan."
Thank you, Rick. I guess that Japanese is right - sometimes there are no explanations to somethings, they just are what they are. "Ubiquitous wires are a part of Japan" - as simple as that!