urban planning

Contract bridge: Kobe neighborhood occasionally held hostage by owner of only bridge out

Owner demands 12 million yen from residents for their only way out of the neighborhood.

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Shizuoka City orders mysterious torii of unknown origin torn down, sparks concern that a horror movie is beginning

Local government finds new way to invite misery to 2020.

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Huge torii gate found in the middle of a busy Kumamoto intersection

Ensures drivers are praying for their lives as they narrowly avoid the concrete pillars.

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