Building Meiji era
Chiyoda-ku Kasumigaseki.
  • Government offices gather in Kasumigaseki.
  • What is that?
  • That is the Tokyo station.
  • No.
  • That seems Tokyo station.
  • I think so, too.
  • You are wrong.
  • The former main building of Ministry of Justice.
  • It resemble Tokyo Station.
  • When did they build this?
  • Meiji Era in 1895.
  • An orange and white building.
  • The old building of Japan was such a feeling.
  • Edo castle.
  • Tile of the design peculiar to Japan.
  • The temple's design.
  • Like the Shinto shrine.
  • The building until the Edo era.
  • Japanese topknot and Katana.
  • The Edo era was over in 1868.
  • And the Meiji era began.
  • Japan follows the world.
  • At first what should Japan do?
  • Armament.
  • You are not peaceful.
  • You have a point there.
  • But, a law is necessary first.
  • I know.
  • Japan learned politics of the United States and the U.K.
  • And, chemistry and technique of the Kingdom of Prussia.
  • Prussia?
  • It is old Germany.
  • Architects are a German, too.
  • Who are the Architects?
  • Hermann Gustav Louis Ende.
  • And Wilhelm Beckmann.
  • German's civilization was advances.
  • Medical science too.
  • Japan planned to build a lot of government offices around here.
  • But, They didn't have enough money.
  • They built only three offices.
  • What is that?
  • A Houses of Parliament and a court and a Department of Justice.
  • The modern nation needs them.
  • The Japanese was surprised at a Western building.
  • This building was not broken by the Great Kanto Earthquake either.
  • That's amazing.
  • Is this building left all the time?
  • The U.S. Armed Forces broke it in the Pacific War.
  • Attack with bombs?
  • Yeah.
  • It was restored to the original state in 1948.
  • There is the Metropolitan Police Department there.