This is GATE TOWN BUILDING located in Osaka, Japan. The 5th and 7th floor of this building are occupied by express highway passing through the building. The highway does not make any contact with the building. The structure supporting the highway keeps the noise and vibration out. What engineering !
Hitachi’s Advanced IT are Modernizing Japanese Agriculture
Over the years, Hitachi has provided Japan with many advanced IT that have helped modernize its agriculture sector. For example, Hitachi’s GeoMation Farm is an information management system that allows farmers to access critical information about land and crops - and helps farmers determine the best time to harvest. In 2013, Hitachi made a cooperative agreement with a new agricultural venture business, Granpa Corporation, whereby cloud services are provided to users of air-filled, high-tech greenhouses. Called Granpa Domes, the cloud helps producers manage the entire agriculture process from planting to processing to marketing. Hitachi’s tools for Smart Agriculture are helping to revitalize local communities and to accelerate Japan’s integrated agriculture.
Gunkanjima Island, Japan
The real name of this island is Hashima, but it was nicknamed ’Gunkanjima,’ which means ’battleship island.’ It was first settled in 1810 when charcoal was found there. In the following fifty years, it became the most densely populated island in the world. 5300 people lived there but the radius of the island itself was only about a half a mile. In 1974, however, the charcoal and other fossil sources were depleted, and people gradually left Gunkanjima. Access to the island today is restricted, but the locals have quite a few stories to tell about this place.
The park was established in 1961 but closed in the late ’90s because of underfunding. It had all the attributes of a typical amusement park: a roller coaster, carousel, castle, water slides, arcade machines, and much more. Now it’s clean and quiet, there is almost no graffiti, and all of the buildings still have their equipment and facilities.