A Pre-War aerial photograph of Hashima Island (Aka Gunkanjima Island) near Nagasaki, Japan, despite being abandoned since 1974, it became some what of an unoffical safe zone as many Japanese fled to the island as well as the other uninhabited islands of Japan. Despite being only 9 miles from the center of Nagasaki, the refugees of Hashima did relatively well as the island was surrounded by a sea wall and the Island being already open to tourists had certain exterior walls being repared prior to the Great Panic. A good number of buildings on the island were refurbished using materials on the Island or from Nagasaki with farms and electrical grids being built. Despite this, life on the Island wasn't by all means easy, It's estimated that almost 7,000 people lived on the Island during the duration of the war, with shanty shacks and huts being built as parts of the Island's buildings were already damaged by the elements. After the War the Island was repurposed as a museum and cultural site.