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).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.
Midnight Club is a series of arcade-style racing video games developed by Rockstar San Diego and published by Rockstar Games. Midnight Club is similar to the Midtown Madness series, with a focus on competitive street racing in open world urban environments. Throughout the series, players race through condensed depictions of New York City, London, Los Angeles, Paris, Tokyo, San Diego, Atlanta, and Detroit.
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akasaka Sacas is commercial complex in Akasaka, Tokyo, Japan, where the TBS Broadcasting Center and the site of the "Akasaka 5-chome TBS Development Project" stand.
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