The neighborhood I live in is home to many embassies. The ones I can think of right away are Qatar, Madagascar, China, Germany, France, Pakistan, Finland, Switzerland, Austria, Romania and the newest is Algeria. Last month I posted about the scaffolding and netting that completely cover new buildings from view while they are under construction. I was quite surprised when the new Algerian Embassy was unveiled. The details are Islamic which is not something I’ve seen in Tokyo. It is really a beautiful building in a neighborhood where most of the buildings are boring and very much the same.