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Seven riddles suggest a secret city beneath Tokyo
Posted: 30 July 2007 02:24 PM   [ Ignore ]
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During the Gulf War in 1991, Shun Akiba was one of only two foreign journalists reporting from Baghdad, along with Peter Arnett of CNN. With such experience and expertise, it would be reasonable to imagine him in great demand right now. Wrong.

Shun is on some kind of invisible blacklist. His book “Teito Tokyo Kakusareta Chikamono Himitsu” (“Imperial City Tokyo: Secret of a Hidden Underground Network”), published by Yosensha in late 2002, is already in its fifth edition. Yet Shun has found it impossible to get the media to take serious note, write reviews or offer interviews.

This is very strange because he has a great story—evidence of a network of tunnels and possibly an underground city beneath Tokyo that the public is totally unaware of. “Why am I ignored? Can I be on to something, and there is a conspiracy to silence me? I believe so.”

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Posted: 30 July 2007 02:49 PM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 1 ]
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Interesting article. Looks like something I’d like to take a read at actually.

We used to have tunnels under my school. They couldn’t place the bus bays where they wanted them because the engineers feared they might collapse underground. That’s what happens when you build a school on an old mine.


What’s really great is in a rugby match when a mineshaft collapses and WHOOF. Suddenly all the opposite team disappears. Default win!

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Posted: 30 July 2007 03:19 PM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 2 ]
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There are quite a few tunnels beneath Indianapolis, too. I realize this doesn’t sound, and almost certainly isn’t, as exotic as a secret city under Tokyo, but nonetheless, there they are. There are several public ones, but there are others that are used only by government employees, and I understand that there are some built and maintained by the local Catholic Archdiocese, too. Anyway, there are certainly far more tunnels than I am personally aware of. And Indianapolis isn’t that large of a city, either.

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Posted: 30 July 2007 03:21 PM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 3 ]
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Well there’s Mary King’s Close underneath Edinburgh, and that’s huge. People used to live in there until they walled it up full of plague corpses.

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Posted: 30 July 2007 03:27 PM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 4 ]
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Ummm, disregard this comment.  cheese

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Posted: 30 July 2007 03:35 PM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 5 ]
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Accipiter - 30 July 2007 07:27 PM

Ummm, disregard this comment.  cheese


Um…no…

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Posted: 30 July 2007 03:36 PM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 6 ]
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Kathleen - 30 July 2007 07:19 PM

There are quite a few tunnels beneath Indianapolis, too. I realize this doesn’t sound, and almost certainly isn’t, as exotic as a secret city under Tokyo, but nonetheless, there they are. There are several public ones, but there are others that are used only by government employees, and I understand that there are some built and maintained by the local Catholic Archdiocese, too. Anyway, there are certainly far more tunnels than I am personally aware of. And Indianapolis isn’t that large of a city, either.

Catholic build tunnels, others used by the government…  “Non Gratum Anus Rodentum” springs to mind.

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Posted: 30 July 2007 03:40 PM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 7 ]
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Posted: 30 July 2007 04:34 PM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 8 ]
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Renquist - 30 July 2007 07:21 PM

Well there’s Mary King’s Close underneath Edinburgh, and that’s huge. People used to live in there until they walled it up full of plague corpses.

Yep, but that’s hardly a secret
Everyone in the world must know about that now
(I’ve certainly seen enough documentaries about it)

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Posted: 30 July 2007 06:16 PM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 9 ]
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Renquist - 30 July 2007 07:21 PM

Well there’s Mary King’s Close underneath Edinburgh, and that’s huge. People used to live in there until they walled it up full of plague corpses.

Yep, but that’s hardly a secret
Everyone in the world must know about that now
(I’ve certainly seen enough documentaries about it)

I didn’t say it was secret, I said it was perfect possible for a city to have underground towns in it.


As a matter of fact there’s an olf legend about a tunnel that runs from the castle down the Royal Mile. Nobody know what it’s for, or where the entrance is, or where it goes to. There’s a story that they found it in the late 1700s and they sent a piper down to walk along it so they could follow the sound of the pipes and trace its direction.

And they got about halfway down the Mile and the music stopped, so they ran back and covered the entrance and pretended it wasn’t there.

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Posted: 30 July 2007 06:56 PM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 10 ]
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Sorry, misunderstood

There was a series of documentaries on that subject over here.
There are a lot in paris apparently and Edinbourough currently stands on
top of it’s medieval self

etc etc

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Posted: 30 July 2007 07:17 PM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 11 ]
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Sharruma - 30 July 2007 10:56 PM

Sorry, misunderstood

There was a series of documentaries on that subject over here.
There are a lot in paris apparently and Edinbourough currently stands on
top of it’s medieval self

etc etc

Yeah. The city’s hundreds of years old, constantly changing itself. And sitting on top of a good few dead volcanoes.

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