Forget Castles: Buy a Japanese Island

Topic started by gia on Dec. 12, 2009. Last post by John_Martone 5 years, 1 month ago.
Post by gia (3,032 posts) See mini bio Level 13

 My island would be like this.
 My island would be like this.
True story is true-- Japan's Chugoku Local Finance Bureau is planning to sell an uninhabited island, Mitsukoshima (Mitsuko Island). Not only that, it's being auctioned off, the first such event.

Mitsukoshima is actually two islands, the northern one of which is up for sale. About 7,600 square meters (about 4.7 square miles) of nothing but trees and weeds. If only it had come available while my parents were looking at buying a plot of land! Though I think they wanted something they could drive to in just a few hours. Or, you know, at all.

What do you think? How much would you bid on a Japanese island? Maybe we should start a pool and buy it ourselves! The Anime Vice Island of DOOM! It'd be like a theme park!

...Okay, maybe not. Actually, that's a better question: what would you DO if you had an island of your own?
Post by Valdor (27 posts) See mini bio Level 2
I would build a secret base from which I would plot my takeover of the world.  But I guess I would have to build a volcano on the island if there isn't one already.  All the cool villains build their bases in volcanoes nowadays.
Post by gia (3,032 posts) See mini bio Level 13
@Valdor: I have a mental image of Spider-Skull Island.
Post by Kelleth (7,798 posts) See mini bio Level 20

A Farm what else? lol and if any one comes on my land i`ll shoot them with a taser :)
Post by CorAutMors (77 posts) See mini bio Level 6
A giant library. Bookshelves a mile high. Filled to the brim with the greatest literature of all time. Then after that's done, I'll build a water park. Clothing Optional.
Post by HeeroYuy (1,210 posts) See mini bio Level 12
@Valdor: And I would be working in the hangar under the volcano building the world's first functional Mobile Suit. :D
Post by rein (5,465 posts) See mini bio Level 15
i would hold a underground martial arts tournament to decide a new enforcer for my opium trade
Post by Konanda (796 posts) See mini bio Level 17

Some kind of resort that would have a chapel where people could marry any object they wanted to for a luxury fee. I hear that business is quite lucrative in Japan. Than with all the coin I got from my exploit the lonely otaku plan, I would make another portion of it some kind of vacation spot secluded from the rest of the island complete with a greenhouse for growing fruits and vegetables and a dock from which to go fishing from time to time. (although note most of the supplies would be shipped to the island to a port at the main resort) Later on expanding to having some kind of nature trail/wildlife park in the more wooded areas.

Post by crusader8463 (739 posts) See mini bio Level 9

I would start by making it a sanctuary for all anime cat girls. Then after a few months and a built up stable of cat girls it would become a cat girl cloning and breeding facility. With the money i would make from the monopoly of selling the sexy cat girls engineered to each individuals specific fetishes i would use my newly constructed empire to innate part two of my master plan.
I would begin to higher on a small task force of highly trained ninjas, mercenaries and assassins who would then -- in secret -- begin to train specially engineered cat girls that show the most promise of becoming trained soldiers instead of obedient slaves. With my mighty cat girl harem/army i would over through japan, then southern Asia and work my way across the globe building an empire on the blood of sexy cat girl ninjas with all of japan as my base of operations and manufacturing facility. 
This of course would only be to fulfill the third and final goal of my ultimate plan of creating a serum that would make me immortal. Once the formula was perfected i would make two vials of it, then have the formula and all the cat girl scientists who developed it killed to keep it a secret so that only me and my perfectly designed cat girl wife could rule over humanity forever as King and Queen. Of course just as we are about to take the serum in an overly elaborate and fancy ritual involving copious amounts of sex, some upstart young punk who is trying to stop my empire will steal the 2nd vial and use it on himself causing the two of us to spend an eternity battling each other for our respected reasons. 
My anger towards him would be because he stolen the 2nd vile of immortality juice he will have essentially killed my one and only love and condemned me to an eternity of loneliness and sorrow. While for him it would be his anger at me for ruling over all of humanity with a fair but iron fist. Even though i had created a utopia with zero poverty, zero hunger, and zero disease where everyone was given what ever they wanted on a whim he would believe it was wrong because i ask for total devotion and worship as humanities one true god in return for my gifts.
Or you know just walk around naked a lot.
Post by ThePsychoGamer (1,835 posts) See mini bio Level 10
Lets see, i'd bid 4.20, and then
I'd form a mall third world nation where i'd recruit members through out the world, once our forces where big enough, through covert operations we'd take over japan, with japan's resources we'd then invade china and take it over, now America should owe us a lot of money, something we would use to keep them from getting involved. After that we would conquer one nation after another until only our empire rules the world, after that we would introduce new laws that would end poverty, stop production of drugs like cocaine and heroin, (weed would be legalized) and save the environment, after all that was accomplished we would start funding research into space exploration, life extending agents/immortality (tested only on consenting human prisoners), and if people wanted some gentic altering (wings, cat ears, maybe tails). At this point it would be time to convince with the master plan, sending massive forces to Square Enix, and stop them from making another Final Fantasy MMO. simple really
Post by Nerx (13,853 posts) See mini bio Level 12
Collect all the Kaijus and put them there as WMD's so I can breed them to create the deadliest one
Post by Papasan (160 posts) See mini bio Level 9

What would I do ?!?! What WOULDN"T I do !!!! 
Post by Valdor (27 posts) See mini bio Level 2
@HeeroYuy: Just one? Nay, an entire army with which to spread my terror.  And then we would launch a few satellites with which we could hold entire nations for ransom, under threat of orbital bombardment!
Post by cfatalis (19,150 posts) See mini bio Level 15
errrr build a mansion i guess, as big as the island
Post by Slim (238 posts) See mini bio Level 3
News Video report on said island for sale.
Post by Boddington (169 posts) See mini bio Level 9
Heya, just read today that the island was sold at auction for 100 million yen, or approximately $1.1 million. I've driven by this island a few times, it's just off the coast in a nice location that's easily accessible from Hiroshima and Kure by boat.
Post by John_Martone (2,992 posts) See mini bio Level 10
@Kelleth said:
" A Farm what else? lol and if any one comes on my land i`ll shoot them with a taser :) "
I was right there with you. My first thought is "I wonder if they already have a seed shop and do they deliver?"
I think I read that hentai... err, classy reading material.
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