While I'm not going to write an article on each individual link, I thought this story I stumbled upon a few months ago deserved special mention. It's an article from VICE about the island of Hashima, site to a former coal mine, that during its glory years had a higher population density than modern-day Tōkyō. Once the mine closed, however, everyone left, and as a result Hashima has been uninhabited for years. The island is dubbed "Battleship Island" by those from the area due to the simple fact that the island is shaped like a battleship.
"Those wishing to visit the island should apply to the Nagasaki Municipal Government at 095-829-1152. Tickets are 150 yen for primary school-aged children, and 300 yen for those of junior high school age and older. The Yamasa Kaiun maritime transport company also conducts cruises to the island, including a trip ashore, out of Nagasaki harbor. Interested parties can contact the company at 095-822-5002."
Personally, I can't wait for the day when I'll have my own digital SLR camera and the time to visit "Battleship Island."