Akasaka Press Center
Minato-ku Roppongi.
  • What is this place?
  • Aoyama Park.
  • There is Aoyama Park one more.
  • This park is divided to the north and the south.
  • This is the south.
  • Here says Keep Out.
  • There is a heliport of the U.S. Armed Forces.
  • Why is there a military base in a park?
  • This neighborhood was a base of Japanese Imperial Army.
  • The place became the U.S. base after the Pacific War.
  • It was returned to Japan steadily.
  • Finally a heliport was left.
  • Why is there it in a park?
  • This heliport was in other place.
  • But the heliport moved to do tunnel construction.
  • To here?
  • Yes.
  • While they constructed tunnel, Japan lent the park to U.S. Armed Forces.
  • Do they still construct it?
  • The construction was over.
  • But they was not able to put back a military base.
  • Why?
  • Because high buildings were built.
  • What did the inhabitants say?
  • The inhabitants of Minato-ku were angry.
  • Tokyo and the United States negotiated in 2007.
  • Substituted land was returned to Tokyo.
  • Was it solve the issue?
  • Inhabitants of Minato-ku are dissatisfied.
  • What do they use this heliport for?
  • There is Akasaka Press Center beside a heliport.
  • They publish Stars and Stripes.
  • What is that?
  • It is the newspaper running it in the American Department of Defense.
  • Is a military base necessary for the newspaper publisher?
  • An American important person comes here via Yokota base.
  • The person can move without being known to anyone from here to an embassy.
  • I have watched such an American drama.
  • The staff of CIA played an active part in the Middle East in the drama.
  • I will go to Roppongi and meet my client.