The office and train of “Tiger” Tanaka of Japanese Intelligence, and Bond’s contact in Japan, 1967. Sketches are by Ken Adams, James Bond Art Director/Production Designer who created the cool, dangerous, futuristic world of Bond mid-century fantasy decor from 1962 (Dr. No) to 1979 (Moonraker). Sir Adams also designed the famous war room for Stanley Kubrick’s Dr. Strangelove. In in the 50 years since we first met Bond on film, 007 movies have become more violent and less stylish, much like the world we live in now.
Tanaka’s underground office has one very distinctive feature–it’s entrance. Visitors are “chuted” from a non-descript tube corridor to a waiting couch–not very dignified, but allows one to achieve the upper hand in a “power meeting.”
Tanaka’s office, though spare, also offers two video monitors (Sony, no doubt) with which he can view the signals from the many “video cameras” used for surveillance (including one linked to Aki’s Toyota).
The exit to Tanaka’s office is armored, and leads directly to his private train system that allows him to travel securely and discretely.