Gunkanjima, Deserted and Forgotten Island in Japan

This island is one of 505 uninhabited islands in Nagasaki Japanese administration area, about 15 kilometers from Nagasaki. The island is known as “Gunkan Jima” or the island of warships. In the year 1890 a company (Mitsubishi) bought the island and began a project to retrieve coal from the seabed around the island. In 1916 they built the first large concrete on the island, a block of apartments built for the workers and also serves to protect them from hurricanes.

In 1959, population had swelled, the population density reached 835 people per hectare for the whole island (1391 per hectare for residential central region), a dense population that has ever happened in the world.

As petroleum replaced coal in 1960, coal mines began shutting down, not least in Gunkan Jima, in 1974 Mitsubishi officially announced the closing of the mine, and finally emptied the island. In 2003 this island taken as a setting movie “Battle Royal II” and inspired a popular game “Killer7″.

Here’s the pictures of Gunkanjima, the deserted and forgotten island:

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Ex Apartment in Gunkanjima

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Gunkanjima wall coast

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Gunkanjima ex room

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