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Hashima is an abandoned island about an hour away from Nagasaki port in Japan. It is also known as Gunkajima meaning Battleship Island due to its boat shape.
In 1890 Mitsubishi bought the island to use it as their base for their underwater coal mining operations. They built Japans first concrete building in 1917 standing 9 stories high to house the workers.
It soon became the most densely populates place on earth with a population over 5,200 equating to approximately 83,500 people per square kilometre.
Hundreds or thousands of the prisoners died to to the poor living conditions and coal mining accidents. Eventually, captives were freed in 1945 when the atomic bomb shook the windows of the island’s apartment blocks.