What city is this? It's from a screen background on Google chrome cast.

Update 1: Yes I had previously tried to get a high-resolution image (spent 15 minutes Googling for one). I also searched the author's name and website (see bottom-right of the image).

It seems it has been identified as Tokyo by berend.


Update 2: And the low resolution image was not actually mine, I found it on the internet after Googling. I would have taken a high resolution image using my iPhone of my TV screen but by the time I wanted to, Google Chrome Cast had cycled to another picture. And I wasn't able to cycle back. The fact that someone else had taken a picture of their TV may mean I wasn't the only one interested in it I think. Thank you for all the comments. I am curious as to what "other information" people would expect in this situation?

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    This is a view of Tokyo, the white building in the bottom left is the Lion Corporation Headquarters. View it here on Google Earth: earth.google.com/web/search/tokyo/…
    – Berend
    Commented Jul 21, 2020 at 10:28
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    If you could please add additional information to the question it can be reopened, so I can post an answer.
    – Berend
    Commented Jul 21, 2020 at 10:31
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    @berend There have been problems with poor quality questions of this type. See this debate on Meta. I would vote against reopening this question.
    – user105640
    Commented Jul 21, 2020 at 14:45
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    I’m voting to close this question because it contains next to no information by which to identify the location.
    – Chris H
    Commented Jul 22, 2020 at 19:54
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    I'll add to @ChrisH's comment that another issue in the meta discussion was the interest or applicability of the identification to anyone other than the OP. In this question, I think the assessment would be "not much, or nothing." This is a low quality question, and should be closed, Commented Jul 22, 2020 at 21:48

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The picture is from Tokyo taken from the SkyTree and looking toward the Mount Fuji.

Same perspective from this Tokyo Skyline & Mount Fuji 4K Wallpaper / Desktop Backgroung by Loek Janssen:

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4K Wallpaper / background of the skyline of the city of Tokyo. with Mount Fuji in the background. Photo taken from the SkyTree:

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(image source, CC BY-SA 3.0, taken by Kakidai)

I agree with the OP, I have no idea what the commenters above expect for "more information" since the OP simply saw the picture as a background on some computer/TV, unless there is some way to get meaningful filenames, in which case that'd probably directly solve the question and that's a question for SU. There aren't that many large cities in the world anyway. I'd expect that many "road warriors and seasoned travelers" who are supposed to be on this Stack Exchange website should be able to recognize it. Not to mention that the picture was taken from the tallest tower in the world, so it's not like it's some arcane location...

  • That OP doesn’t have additional information doesn’t make the question any less vague.
    – Chris H
    Commented Jul 23, 2020 at 6:29
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    @ChrisH I don't see what's vague. Clear to me. Commented Jul 23, 2020 at 6:33
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    @ChrisH I see. Anyway even a consensus was reached, that wouldn't matter since on this website people close vote for whatever reason they want. Travel is supposed to be enjoyable but this isn't reflected in the ambiance of this website. Commented Jul 23, 2020 at 6:53
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    @FranckDernoncourt You ask a lot of low-effort questions here, and have been around long enough that you should know how this site works by now. If you want people to work to find the answers, you need to demonstrate that you've put some effort into the questions. Commented Jul 23, 2020 at 15:23
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    @lambshaanxy I disagree, my questions typically aren't low effort. In fact I've received the opposite complain several times: some of my questions should be asked on a more specialized forum. And I don't expect people to work to find answers. Instead I am assuming that in most cases some users may know the answer based in their experience. Commented Jul 23, 2020 at 15:28

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