Tokyo Wangan Police Station

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The exterior of the Tokyo Wangan Police Station

Tokyo Wangan Police Station (東京湾岸警察署, Tōkyō Wangan Kēsatsusyo) is a police station in Kōtō, Tokyo. It is operated by the Tokyo Metropolitan Police Department.



In early 2004, as Tokyo's Wangan area rapidly developed, the creation of a new police station was brought up. In June 2005, the TMPD confirmed a new station would be constructed.

The tentative name during the 2005 plan was "Rinkō Police Station". However, with the popularity of the Bayside Shakedown franchise, which centers around the "Wangan Police Station", it was decided that one of the possible names for the station would also be "Wangan Police Station". A survey for local residents to name the new station was overwhelming in favor of "Wangan Police Station" (湾岸署). [1] Since "Wangan Police Station" is a copyrighted term by Fuji Television, the TMPD added "Tokyo" before to avoid issues. On June 27, 2007, the official name of the police station was confirmed to be "Tokyo Wangan Police Station."

In February 2008, construction of the police station was finished. The station opened on March 31, 2008. [2]

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  1. "織田裕二さんが祝電! 湾岸署が業務スタート" (in Japanese). Archived from the original on 2008-04-02. Retrieved 2008-03-31.
  2. "青島刑事が帰ってくる!「踊る大捜査線」続編製作が決定!" (in Japanese). Archived from the original on 2008-04-01. Retrieved 2008-03-31.

Coordinates: 35°37′07″N139°46′28″E / 35.618538°N 139.774525°E / 35.618538; 139.774525