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Sunshine 60

Sunshine 60 Building (サンシャイン60ビル Sanshain 60 Biru?) is a 60-story building in east Ikebukuro, Toshima, Tokyo, Japan, situated at the end of Sunshine City. At the time of its completion in 1978 it was the tallest building in East Asia, a title it held until 1985. It was the tallest building in Japan until the Tokyo Metropolitan Government Building was completed in 1991. Image File history File linksMetadata Download high resolution version (2288x1712, 797 KB) Information Description: Sunshine 60 Source: photo taken by Morio Date: 16 November 2003, Ikebukuro, Tokyo, Japan Author: Morio Permission: You can use this picture freely only into the Wikipedias. ... Image File history File linksMetadata Download high resolution version (2288x1712, 797 KB) Information Description: Sunshine 60 Source: photo taken by Morio Date: 16 November 2003, Ikebukuro, Tokyo, Japan Author: Morio Permission: You can use this picture freely only into the Wikipedias. ... Ikebukuro Ikebukuro at night Ikebukuro at night Ikebukuro (池袋), a part of Toshima ward, is a large commercial and entertainment district of Tokyo, Japan. ... Toshima (豊島区; -ku) is a special ward located in Tokyo, Japan. ...   , literally Eastern capital) is a unique subnational administrative region of Japan with characteristics of both a prefecture and a city. ... Sunchine City Entrance Sunshine City (サンシャインシティ) is a building complex located in East Ikebukuro, Toshima, Tokyo. ... Year 1978 (MCMLXXVIII) was a common year starting on Sunday (link displays the 1978 Gregorian calendar). ... Geographic East Asia. ... Year 1985 (MCMLXXXV) was a common year starting on Tuesday (link displays 1985 Gregorian calendar). ... Tokyo Metropolitan Government Building (Tochō) The Tokyo Metropolitan Government Building ), (also referred to as Tokyo City Hall, or tochō (都庁) for short) is the building which houses the headquarters of Tokyo local government; this comprises not only the 23 wards that people think of as the city of Tokyo, but also... Year 1991 (MCMXCI) was a common year starting on Tuesday (link will display the 1991 Gregorian calendar). ...


The building contains offices, shops, hotels, an aquarium on the 10th floor, and a planetarium equipped with the digital image system SKYMAX. The building also houses Namco Namja Town, a kind of nostalgic indoor themepark of old-style restaurants, incomprehensible games and a haunted house full of traditional Japanese monsters. Namco Namja Town is an indoor theme park in the Sunshine City shopping complex in east Ikebukuro, Toshima, Tokyo, Japan. ... Six Flags New England, an amusement park in Springfield, Massachusetts. ...


The building was erected over the site of the destroyed Sugamo Prison, famously used to hold senior Japanese war criminals during the occupation, on the 23rd of December 1948, seven high ranking convicted war criminals (including former Prime Minister Hideki Tojo) were executed by hanging within the prison. In popular modern lore, the area is rumored to be haunted. Sugamo Prison (Sugamo Kōchi-sho,KyÅ«jitai:巢鴨拘置所,Shinjitai:巣鴨拘置所) was built in the 1920s for political prisoners, using the prisons of Europe as a model. ... A war crime is a punishable offense, under international law, for violations of the law of war by any person or persons, military or civilian. ... Capital Tokyo Language(s) Japanese Political structure Military occupation Military Governor of Japan  - 1945-1951 Douglas MacArthur  - 1951-1952 Matthew Ridgway Emperor  - 1926-1989 Hirohito Historical era Post-WWII  - Surrender of Japan August 10, 1945  - San Francisco Peace Treaty April 28, 1952 At the end of the Second World War... Hideki Tojo (KyÅ«jitai: 東條 英機; Shinjitai: 東条 英機;  ) (December 30, 1884 – December 23, 1948) was a General in the Imperial Japanese Army and the 40th Prime Minister of Japan during the time when Japan was Empire of Japan; he served as prime minister during much of World War II, from October 18, 1941...


See also

Sunchine City Entrance Sunshine City (サンシャインシティ) is a building complex located in East Ikebukuro, Toshima, Tokyo. ...

External links

  • Sunshine 60 Official website (Japanese)

 
 

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