Google Street View adds abandoned Japanese island that inspired ‘Skyfall’

Google Street View adds abandoned Japanese island that inspired ‘Skyfall’

Google Street View has extended its reach to the abandoned island of Hashima, Japan , which served as the setting for Raoul Silva’s “Dead City” retreat in 007: Skyfall , the latest James Bond movie. Also known as Gunkanjima (Battleship Island) because of its resemblance to a warship when seen in profile, Hashima retains little hint of its former status as a thriving coal-mining hub. Living conditions deteriorated after the island was used as a labor camp for decades, and the last resident left in 1974, according to a history published in Cabinet .

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Google Street View adds abandoned Japanese island that inspired ‘Skyfall’

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