Trivia – Chief – Keishichou IR Bunsekishitsu

Interesting facts about the locations, people, words, and objects in the drama.

Ferris wheel

Redhorse Osaka Wheel
(Photo credit: osaka-info.jp)

The tallest Ferris wheel in Japan is the Redhorse Osaka Wheel in Expocity, Suita, Osaka. It was completed in 2016 with a height of 123 meters.

Meanwhile, the tallest Ferris wheel in the world is the High Roller in Las Vegas, Nevada, US. It opened in 2014. The height is 167.6 meters.

Prefectures
There are 47 Prefectures (similar to State) in Japan. In Japanese, a prefecture is called ken, fu, or to.

Examples: Shizuoka-ken, Osaka-fu, Tokyo-to, Hokkaidō etc.

Inside a prefecture are the municipalities — which can be cities, towns, villages and special wards.

Tokyo Metropolitan Police Department
The Tokyo Metropolitan Police Department serves the Tokyo-to prefecture. It is mostly called MPD, headquarters or main office in dramas.

It commands over 40,000 police personnel and 102 police stations in the Tokyo area.

(Source: Wikipedia)

Suwa City, Nagano Prefecture
Suwa is a city in the Nagano prefecture. Written in Kana as Suwa-shi, Nagano-ken.

Once known as “The Oriental Switzerland” in Japan due to its precision machinery industry.

This city is also popular among tourists — especially well known for its hot spring resorts.

(Source: Wikipedia)

Numazu City, Shizuoka Prefecture
Numazu is a city in the Shizuoka prefecture. Written in Kana as Numazu-shi, Shizuoka-ken.

Numazu is an industrial city and regional financial center.

This city produces the most dried Japanese horse mackerel in Japan. Its main agricultural products are mandarin oranges and green tea.

Numazu is also the gateway to Mount Fuji, Hakone, and Izu Peninsula (major tourist attractions).

(Source: Wikipedia)