About the best news – OK, about the only good news – for air travelers in the last few years has been TSA Pre-Check, which allows passengers to speed through security at dozens of U.S. airports without removing shoes, laptop bags and light outerwear. Domestic travelers love it, but international travelers were stuck in the slow lane. Thankfully, that’s changed.
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The scene in question is in Nagasaki, Japan, although it’s completely unrelated the atomic bombing that effectively ended World War II. That neighborhood (and the rest of the city) is now doing just fine, thank you.
This devastation is an abandoned coal mine on the wind-blown, storm-swept island of Hashima, 12 miles (19 kilometers) southwest of town. Nicknamed Gunkanjima (“Battleship Island”) for its silhouette, overnight it went from a thriving community to a ghost island.
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