Military town Tachikawa
Tachikawa city.
  • Tachikawa city is lively.
  • This station is a crossing of the railroads.
  • An atmosphere is different from the north side in the south side.
  • The south side is downtown.
  • There is a government office in the north side.
  • The base of the Ground Self-Defense Force.
  • Commemorative park of the Showa era.
  • Very large park.
  • This park is the government management.
  • Is it not a metropolitan park?
  • Do you know the secret of this park?
  • What is it?
  • There is the underground military base.
  • She is a liar.
  • I know.
  • The garden lantern is an air hole of facilities under the ground.
  • Uh-huh.
  • This is a lie.
  • But Tachikawa was a huge military city.
  • It is not so now.
  • There was military base in the north side.
  • And a lot of munitions factories.
  • There is a factory trace in the Higashiyamato south park.
  • The south side of the station had many shops for soldiers.
  • Why did this town change?
  • This town was bombed thoroughly in the Pacific War.
  • It became the US base after the war.
  • There is not a US base.
  • The US base moved to Yokota base.
  • Why did they move?
  • I think that because they were not able to expand the runway.
  • Is it a problem of the ground?
  • Inhabitants strongly objected.
  • The military base protects a country.
  • Why do they object?
  • This is because it is a foreign base.
  • Japan was occupied by the United States after a war.
  • Japan and the United States are alliance relations now.
  • There were political parties resisting the United States.
  • There were a lot of people in support of the political party, too.
  • Were they communists?
  • There were a lot of pacifists, too.
  • What happened?
  • There was a riot and inhabitants broke the fence of the base.
  • This is the Sunagawa case.
  • How did the case turn out?
  • Judgment was given for that
  • The US base violates a Japanese peace constitution.
  • Can Japan not have a weapon?
  • Judgment was overturned in the Supreme Court.
  • It is legal.
  • Because the foreign armed forces are not Japanese weapons.
  • What happened to the land?
  • The land was returned to Japan.
  • But some land is ruled by Sweden.
  • It is the IKEA.
  • I like the furniture.
  • I meet a client at Tachikawa Station.