Went for a walk around the Imperial Palace today and had my first experience on the subway. It was extremely painless. It was also Sunday afternoon and my understanding is that this rush hour is the time you want to avoid the subway system. The palace was cool but because I am a lazy bastard I didn't make it to the palace in time to check out the gardens which close at 3pm. I got some photos though which I would be sharing if I hadn't managed to leave my mini USB cord at the office. Tough for you I suppose.
Did some Japanese lessons this evening. Progress has been relatively slow but I am able to pick up more each time. The structure for the Rosetta Stone stuff is actually pretty good. They have various methods to teach vocabulary and grammar. There is a lot of repetition and the software actually recognizes the quality of the users speech. I am halfway through the first unit and I am pretty far from actually speaking Japanese. Slowly but surely.
OK, time to go to sleep. The second week of work in Tokyo starts tomorrow.