Forsaken Japan

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The exploration of Japan’s forgotten places continues below, with the intrepid urban explorer from the previous gallery returning to share more of his expeditions.

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  • Anonymous commented on May 24, 2011 16:19

    what is a love hotel? is it where you do sex?... More

  • Anonymous commented on May 10, 2011 15:31

    These pics look like a good setting for an eroge.... More


Abandoned Places of Japan

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An anonymous urban explorer has been sharing photographs of the many abandoned places he has been investigating throughout Japan with 2ch – the photographs hauntingly depict some of the most quintessentially Japanese of places, such as faddish theme parks and love hotels, ravaged by abandon and neglect, and in many cases still housing strange oddities – in one case a stuffed mammoth…

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  • Anonymous commented on August 6, 2011 22:55

    Why hello there. I'm a legal Filipino immigrant. How nice to meet you!... More

  • Anonymous commented on May 24, 2011 20:32

    i've seen some of the pics in the magazines... More


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A detailed diagram of none other than Nagato Yuki‘s very own home is featured in this month’s issue of a Tokyo housing magazine.

The otaku taste for dabbling in architecture is well established, but Nagato’s apartment likely ranks up higher than most other such schematics.

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  • Quen commented on November 13, 2010 12:14

    I merely wrote the article since I am an otaku, and this is what I regard as one of my otaku activities. Trust me on this. ^^;... More

  • Quen commented on November 13, 2010 12:13

    Thanks, glad you liked it.... More


Eminent Domain, Chinese Style

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Unsurprisingly, the dark side of China’s construction boom is very dark indeed – whilst tenants in the way of new construction projects are at least now notionally able to refuse to sell up (chiefly because rates may be far below market value), what awaits them may not be pleasant.

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  • Anonymous commented on September 28, 2012 03:34

    Which is probably for the better. They might controll 1 billion already, but they can't controll 6 more.... More

  • Anonymous commented on July 8, 2012 06:08

    Beats the US, where if you hold out, they just rezone your property and force you out by law. Then take your land and through careful bureaucratic processes, resell it at below market prices to... More


Deadly Elevator Rage

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A man who became enraged after missing an elevator fell to his death in the shaft after ramming his way through the doors in his electric wheelchair.

The video of the incident has proven popular viewing:

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  • Anonymous commented on May 28, 2013 16:46

    korea quality... More

  • Anonymous commented on December 7, 2012 07:14

    Check out the reflection of the people behind him. And whats with the lighting increase. This looks like it was setup as a prank or viral video attempt. The onlookers do not... More


Top 10 Most Expensive Things in Japan

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Japanese asked what it is they think is too expensive in Japan compared to overseas yield a ranking unlikely to dismiss any stereotypes about urban life in Japan…

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  • Anonymous commented on May 1, 2012 11:21

    Watch or download anime from internet = FREE. In the USA at least :D... More

  • Anonymous commented on December 5, 2011 06:42

    Oh damn. It sounds so discouraging. I want to live in Japan,please tell me something positive.... More


Creepy Buildings Gallery

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2ch’s renowned population of architectural critics have assembled an impressive collection of buildings which in their collective estimation qualify as “creepy” – an appraisal few are likely to find fault with.

Japan in particular is no slouch in providing examples of ill-advised architecture…

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  • Anonymous commented on April 1, 2014 10:26

    !? I missed the excavator in Call of Pripyat :(... More

  • Anonymous commented on March 31, 2014 17:12

    MAJIN GOOOOOO!!!!... More


UNICEF’s Donations at Work

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UNICEF Japan doesn’t only spend its donations suing critics into silence and campaigning against freedom of speech – it has also spent tens of millions of dollars building and maintaining its gigantic HQ in the middle of Tokyo.

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  • Elizebeth commented on June 27, 2012 04:15

    Boo!!!... More

  • RunnerRed commented on August 10, 2010 16:59

    3d children are really a pain in the neck to store and sustain. If they eliminate,or just don't care about, 3d children, they increase the capacity of 2d -tidy and low-maintenance- children care unit manifold. And... More


Giant PS3 Spotted

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Sony’s expertise in either miniaturisation or mimicry seems evident from the above image.

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  • Michael commented on August 7, 2010 11:01

    They would build the central air system too small to accommodate the building, hire cheap foreign labor to do a crappy job with brick & mortar, the building would suffer from extreme fatigue and warping,... More

  • TehBoringOne commented on August 5, 2010 10:08

    And some of the workers there have red things on their labia, only those are from STDs...... More


Three Gorges Dam Most Majestic

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As well as being the world’s largest dam, China’s magnificent Three Gorges Dam also appears to be functioning as the world’s largest garbage strainer.

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  • Anonymous commented on July 29, 2010 23:11

    oh goodies! more material for bridges.... More

  • Ghostchase commented on July 28, 2010 18:21

    This is China! They should have a garburating function on the dam.... More


University Life, Chinese Style

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A selection of photographs illustrate the life awaiting students in one of China’s many outstanding universities – some scenes may be disturbing.

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  • Anonymous commented on November 3, 2012 01:53

    Sewage being used for cooking oil, used condoms showing up in rice. Toys poisoned with lead or cadmium. Antibiotics made from sewage. School girls forced into sex trade and receiving no help or justice. Produce... More

  • Jazz commented on June 27, 2012 17:25

    Is that how they're getting so smart? They leave trash everywhere? Maybe that's why my American school system is failing so bad... we need to be messier!... More


Suicide in China High Drama Indeed

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China is fast catching up to Japan in more ways than one – some 300,000 Chinese are thought to kill themselves annually, a quarter of the global total, now being at or over those of suicide-loving Japan at an estimated 23 per 100,000 annually.

In fact, just as city skylines are soaring, so are suicide rates, and it is from these very buildings that many are choosing to cast themselves, so much so that Chinese emergency services sadly seem to be becoming very well equipped to deal with them…

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  • Anonymous commented on May 1, 2012 04:37

    POOR QUALITY suicides.... More

  • Anonymous commented on November 29, 2011 22:22

    most of this suicide seek attention. they actually want a lot of people try to persuade them not to jump or more witness to see them go off in hoping more people cry for them. real suicide... More


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