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Yokohama City
横浜市

Yokohama City's location in Kanagawa Prefecture, Japan.
Location
Country Japan
Region Kantō
Prefecture Kanagawa Prefecture
Physical characteristics
Area 437.35 km² (168.9 sq mi)
Population (as of August 2007)
     Total 3,625,000
     Density 8,288/km² (21,465.8/sq mi)
Symbols
Tree Camellia, Chinquapin, Sangoju
Sasanqua, Ginkgo, Zelkova
Flower Rose
Symbol of Yokohama City
Symbol of Yokohama City
Yokohama City Government Office
Mayor Hiroshi Nakada
Address 〒231-0017
Yokohama-shi,
Naka-ku, Minato-cho 1-1
Phone number 045-671-2121
Official website: Yokohama City official site

Yokohama (横浜市 Yokohama-shi?) is the capital of Kanagawa Prefecture and, with a population of 3.6 million, Japan's largest city after Tokyo[1], located in the Kantō region of the main island of Honshū. Yokohama is a major commercial hub of the Greater Tokyo Area. Aomori Prefecture (青森県 Aomoriken or frequently Aomori-ken) is located in the Tōhoku Region of Japan. ... Categories: Towns in Aomori Prefecture | Japan geography stubs ... The Yokohama Rubber Company, Limited ) (TYO: 5101 ) is a tire company based in Tokyo, Japan. ... A map of Yokohama(Kanagawa,Japan) File links The following pages link to this file: Yokohama, Kanagawa Categories: GFDL images ... Kanagawa Prefecture ) is a prefecture located in the southern Kantō region of HonshÅ«, Japan. ... For other uses, see Country (disambiguation). ... Map of the regions of Japan. ... Kantō region, Japan. ... The prefectures of Japan are the countrys 47 sub-national jurisdictions: one metropolis (都 to), Tokyo; one circuit (道 dō), Hokkaidō; two urban prefectures (府 fu), Osaka and Kyoto; and 43 other prefectures (県 ken). ... Kanagawa Prefecture ) is a prefecture located in the southern Kantō region of HonshÅ«, Japan. ... Area is a physical quantity expressing the size of a part of a surface. ... Square kilometre (U.S. spelling: square kilometer), symbol km², is a decimal multiple of SI unit of surface area square metre, one of the SI derived units. ... A square mile is an English unit of area equal to that of a square with sides each 1 statute mile (≈1,609 m) in length. ... Population density per square kilometre by country, 2006 Population density map of the world in 1994. ... The coniferous Coast Redwood, the tallest tree species on earth. ... Species About 100–250 species, including: Camellia assimilis Camellia brevistyla Camellia caudata Camellia chekiangoleosa Camellia chrysantha – Golden Camellia Camellia connata Camellia crapnelliana Camellia cuspidata Camellia euphlebia Camellia euryoides Camellia forrestii Camellia fraterna Camellia furfuracea Camellia granthamiana Camellia grijsii Camellia hongkongensis - Hong Kong Camellia Camellia irrawadiensis Camellia japonica – Japanese Camellia Camellia... Species Chestnuts (Castanea), including the chinkapins, are a genus of eight or nine species of trees and shrubs in the beech family Fagaceae, native to warm temperate regions of the Northern Hemisphere. ... Species G. biloba L. The Ginkgo (Ginkgo biloba; 銀杏 in Chinese), frequently misspelled as Gingko, and also known as the Maidenhair Tree, is a unique tree with no close living relatives. ... Species See text Zelkova is a genus of six species of deciduous trees in the elm family Ulmaceae, native to southern Europe, and southwest and eastern Asia. ... For other uses, see Flower (disambiguation). ... Image File history File links This is a lossless scalable vector image. ... A mayor (from the Latin māior, meaning larger, greater) is the modern title of the highest ranking municipal officer. ... An address is a code and abstract concept expressing the fixed location of a home, business or other building on the earths surface. ... A telephone number is a sequence of decimal digits that uniquely indicates the network termination point. ... Kanagawa Prefecture ) is a prefecture located in the southern Kantō region of HonshÅ«, Japan. ... A city ) is a local administrative unit in Japan. ... For other uses, see Tokyo (disambiguation). ... Kantō region, Japan. ... This article does not cite any references or sources. ... Map of Japan with the Greater Tokyo Area highlighted The Greater Tokyo Area is a large metropolitan area in Japan consisting of most of the Japanese prefectures of Chiba, Kanagawa, Saitama, and Tokyo (at the center). ...


It developed rapidly as Japan's prominent port city following the end of Japan's isolation in the late 19th century, and is today one of its major ports along Kobe, Osaka, Nagoya, Hakata, Tokyo and Chiba. It has been suggested that this article or section be merged with Port. ... Kobe ) is the capital city of Hyōgo Prefecture and a prominent port city in Japan with a population of about 1. ... Osaka )   is a city in Japan, located at the mouth of the Yodo River on Osaka Bay, in the Kansai region of the main island of HonshÅ«. The city is the capital of Osaka Prefecture. ... Nagoya Castle Nagoya (名古屋市; -shi) is the fourth largest (third largest metropolitan region) and the third most prosperous city in Japan. ... Hakata (博多区; -ku) is a ward in Fukuoka, Japan with a population of 176,585. ... For other uses, see Tokyo (disambiguation). ... Chiba (千葉市 Chiba-shi) is the capital city of Chiba Prefecture, Japan. ...

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History

Yokohama was a small fishing village up to the end of the feudal Edo period, a time when Japan held a policy of national seclusion, having little contact with Western foreigners. A major turning point in Japanese history happened in 1853 and again in 1854, when Commodore Matthew Perry arrived just south of Yokohama with a fleet of American warships, demanding that Japan open several ports for commerce, getting the ruling Tokugawa shogunate to agree in 1853. It was initially agreed that one of the ports to be opened to foreign ships would be the bustling town of Kanagawa-juku (in what is now Kanagawa Ward) on the Tōkaidō, a strategic highway which linked Edo to Kyoto and Osaka. However, the Tokugawa shogunate decided that the location of Kanagawa-juku was too close to the Tōkaidō for comfort, and port facilities were built across the inlet in the sleepy fishing village of Yokohama instead. The Port of Yokohama was opened on 2 June 1859. The Edo period ), also called Tokugawa period, is a division of Japanese history running from 1603 to 1868. ... Matthew Calbraith Perry (1794-1858). ... The Tokugawa shogunate or Tokugawa bakufu (徳川幕府) (also known as the Edo bakufu) was a feudal military dictatorship of Japan established in 1603 by Tokugawa Ieyasu and ruled by the shoguns of the Tokugawa family until 1868. ... Kanagawa-juku ) was the third of the fifty-three stations of the Tōkaidō. It is located in Kanagawa-ku in the present-day city of Yokohama, Kanagawa Prefecture, Japan. ... Kanagawa-ku (神奈川区) is one of the 18 wards of the city of Yokohama in Kanagawa Prefecture, Japan. ... Nissaka, the 25th station on the Tōkaidō, as illustrated by the Ukiyo-e master Hiroshige. ... Edo (Japanese: , literally: bay-door, estuary, pronounced //), once also spelled Yedo or Yeddo, is the former name of the Japanese capital Tokyo. ... This page is about the city Kyoto. ... Osaka Castle (ÅŒsaka-jō) Location in Japan Osaka Aquarium (Kaiyukan) Osaka railway station The Osaka Tower (TsÅ«tenkaku) Osaka City   listen? (大阪市; ÅŒsaka-shi) is the third-largest city in Japan, with a population of 2. ... The Tokugawa shogunate or Tokugawa bakufu (徳川幕府) (also known as the Edo bakufu) was a feudal military dictatorship of Japan established in 1603 by Tokugawa Ieyasu and ruled by the shoguns of the Tokugawa family until 1868. ... This nautical chart shows the Port of Yokohama in 1874. ... is the 153rd day of the year (154th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 1859 (MDCCCLIX) was a common year starting on Saturday (link will display the full calendar) of the Gregorian calendar (or a common year starting on Thursday of the 12-day slower Julian calendar). ...

Landing of Commodore Perry, officers & men of the squadron, to meet the Imperial commissioners at Yoku-Hama (Yokohama?) July 14, 1853. Lithograph by Sarony & Co., 1855, after Wilhelm Heine.
Landing of Commodore Perry, officers & men of the squadron, to meet the Imperial commissioners at Yoku-Hama (Yokohama?) July 14, 1853. Lithograph by Sarony & Co., 1855, after Wilhelm Heine.

The Port of Yokohama quickly became the base of foreign trade in Japan. Japan's first English language newspaper, the Japan Herald, was first published in Yokohama in 1861. Foreigners occupied a district of the city called "Kannai" ("inside the barrier"), which was surrounded by a moat, and were protected by their extraterritoriality status both within and outside the moat. Many individuals crossed the moat, causing a number of problems. The Namamugi Incident, one of the events that preceded the downfall of the shogunate, took place in what is now Tsurumi Ward in 1862. Ernest Satow wrote about the incident in his A Diplomat in Japan. Wikipedia does not have an article with this exact name. ... Wikipedia does not have an article with this exact name. ... is the 195th day of the year (196th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... 1853 was a common year starting on Saturday (see link for calendar). ... Wilhelm (or William)Heine (January 30, 1827 in Dresden - October 5, 1885 in Lößnitz bei Dresden) was a German painter and traveller. ... The moated manor house of Baddesley Clinton in Warwickshire, England Moats (also known as a Fosse) were deep and wide water-filled trenches, excavated to provide a barrier against attack upon castle ramparts or other fortifications. ... Extraterritoriality is the state of being exempt from the jurisdiction of local law, usually as the result of diplomatic negotiations. ... The Namamugi Incident, as depicted in a 19th century Japanese woodcut print. ... ... Sir Ernest Mason Satow, G.C.M.G., P.C. (1843-1929), a British scholar-diplomat born to an ethnically German father (Hans David Christoph Satow, born in Swedish-occupied Wismar, naturalised British in 1846) and an English mother (Margaret, nee Mason) in Clapton, North London, and educated at Mill...


After the Meiji Restoration of 1868, the port was developed for trading silk, with the main trading partner being Great Britain. Many Western influences first reached Japan in Yokohama, including Japan's first daily newspaper (1870) and Japan's first gas-powered street lamps (1872). Japan's first railway was constructed in the same year to connect Yokohama to Shinagawa and Shimbashi in Tokyo. In 1887, a British merchant, Samuel Cocking, built the city's first power plant, a coal burning plant, at first for his own use, but it became the basis for the Yokohama Cooperative Electric Light Company. The city was officially incorporated on April 1, 1889. By the time the extraterritoriality of foreigner areas was abolished in 1899, Yokohama was the most international city in Japan, with foreigner areas stretching from Kannai to the Yamate Bluff area and the large Yokohama Chinatown. The Meiji Restoration ), also known as the Meiji Ishin, Revolution, or Renewal, was a chain of events that led to enormous changes in Japans political and social structure. ... For other uses of this word, see Silk (disambiguation). ... There are very few or no other articles that link to this one. ... is the 91st day of the year (92nd in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 1889 (MDCCCLXXXIX) was a common year starting on Tuesday (link will display the full calendar) of the Gregorian calendar (or a common year starting on Sunday of the 12-day slower Julian calendar). ... 山手 is the kanji for Yamate. ... Yokohama Chinatowns Goodwill Gate Yokohama Chinatowns East Gate Temple in Yokohama Chinatown Yokohama Chinatown (Japanese: 横浜中華街, yokohama chūkagai; Traditional Chinese: 橫濱中華街; Mandarin Pinyin: ; Cantonese Jyutping: Waang4 ban1 zung1 waa4 gaai1) is located in Yokohama, Japan. ...


The early 20th century was marked by rapid growth of industry. Entrepreneurs built factories along reclaimed land to the north of the city towards Kawasaki, which eventually grew to be the Keihin Industrial Area. The growth of Japanese industry brought affluence to Yokohama, and many wealthy trading families constructed sprawling residences there, while the rapid influx of population from Japan and Korea also led to the formation of Kojiki-Yato, the largest slum in Japan at the time. This article is about the Japanese city. ... The Keihin region (keihin chihō 京浜地方) consists of the Japanese cities Tōkyō and Yokohama. ...


Much of Yokohama was destroyed on 1 September 1923 by the Great Kantō earthquake, killing an estimated 23,000 people within the city boundaries. In the aftermath of the quake, mass murder of Koreans by vigilante mobs occurred in the Kojiki-yato slum, fuelled by rumours of rebellion and sabotage. Martial law was in place until 19 November. Rubble from the quake was used to reclaim land for parks, the most famous of which is the Yamashita Park on the waterfront which opened in 1930. is the 244th day of the year (245th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 1923 (MCMXXIII) was a common year starting on Monday (link will display the full calendar) of the Gregorian calendar. ... Great Kanto Earthquake The Great Kanto Earthquake (関東大震災 Kantō daishinsai) struck the Kanto plain on the Japanese main island of Honshu at 11:58 on the morning of September 1, 1923. ... This article does not cite any references or sources. ... is the 323rd day of the year (324th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ...


Yokohama was rebuilt, only to be destroyed again by 30-odd U.S. air raids during World War II. An estimated 7,000–8,000 people were killed in a single morning on 29 May 1945 in what is now known as the Great Yokohama Air Raid, when B-29s dropped firebombs over the city and in the space of just 1 hour and 9 minutes reduced 34% of the city to rubble. Combatants Allied powers: China France Great Britain Soviet Union United States and others Axis powers: Germany Italy Japan and others Commanders Chiang Kai-shek Charles de Gaulle Winston Churchill Joseph Stalin Franklin Roosevelt Adolf Hitler Benito Mussolini Hideki Tōjō Casualties Military dead: 17,000,000 Civilian dead: 33,000... is the 149th day of the year (150th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 1945 (MCMXLV) was a common year starting on Monday (link will display the full calendar). ... The Boeing B-29 Superfortress was a four-engine heavy bomber propeller aircraft flown by the United States Army Air Forces in World War II and other military organizations afterwards. ...


During the American occupation, Yokohama was a major transshipment base for American supplies and personnel, especially during the Korean War. After the occupation, most local U.S. naval activity moved from Yokohama to an American base in neighboring Yokosuka. Capital Tokyo Language(s) Japanese Political structure Military occupation Military Governor  - 1945-1951 Douglas MacArthur  - 1951-1952 Matthew Ridgway Emperor  - 1926-1989 Hirohito Historical era Post-WWII  - Surrender of Japan August 15, 1945  - San Francisco Treaty April 28, 1952 At the end of the Second World War, Japan was occupied... Combatants United Nations:  Republic of Korea,  Australia,  Belgium,  Luxembourg,  Canada,  Colombia,  Ethiopia,  France,  Greece,  Luxembourg,  Netherlands,  New Zealand,  Philippines,  South Africa,  Thailand,  Turkey,  United Kingdom,  United States Medical staff:  Denmark,  Australia,  Italy,  Norway,  Sweden Communist states:  Democratic People’s Republic of Korea,  Peoples Republic of China,  Soviet Union Commanders... Yokosuka (Japanese: 横須賀市; -shi) is a city located in Kanagawa, Japan. ...


The city was designated by government ordinance on September 1, 1956. A position of each city designated by government ordinance A city designated by government ordinance (a designated city or Government Ordinance City (Japanese: 政令指定都市 seirei shitei toshi or 政令市 seirei shi)) is a Japanese city that has a population greater than 500,000; has important economic and industrial functions; and that is... is the 244th day of the year (245th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 1956 (MCMLVI) was a leap year starting on Sunday (link will display full calendar) of the Gregorian calendar. ...


The city's tram and trolleybus system was abolished in 1972, the same year as the opening of the first line of Yokohama Municipal Subway. This article refers to public transport vehicles running on rails. ... A Polish Solaris trolleybus in Landskrona, Sweden. ... Yokohama Municipal Subway ) is the metro network in the city of Yokohama, Japan, in Greater Tokyo. ...


Construction of Minato Mirai 21 ("Port Future 21"), a major urban development project on reclaimed land, started in 1983. Minato Mirai 21 hosted the Yokohama Exotic Showcase in 1989, which saw the first public operation of maglev trains in Japan and the opening of CosmoClock 21, at the time the largest ferris wheel in the world. 1989 also saw the opening of the 860m-long Yokohama Bay Bridge. Minato Mirai 21, with the Landmark Tower on the left Minato Mirai 21 (みなとみらい21) is a large urban development in Yokohama, Japan. ... Transrapid Shanghai Maglev Train stopping at terminus Longyang Road station Transrapid Shanghai Maglev Train Inside the Shanghai Transrapid maglev Inside the Shanghai Transrapid maglev VIP section Magnetic levitation transport, or maglev, is a form of transportation that suspends, guides and propels vehicles (especially trains) using electromagnetic force. ... A Ferris wheel on the boardwalk in Ocean City, New Jersey, USA. A Ferris wheel (or, more commonly in the UK, big wheel) is a nonbuilding structure consisting of an upright wheel with passenger gondolas suspended from the rim. ... Yokohama Bay Bridge The Yokohama Bay Bridge is a cable stayed bridge in Yokohama, Japan that crosses Tokyo Bay. ...


In 1993, Minato Mirai saw the opening of the Yokohama Landmark Tower, the tallest building in Japan. The Landmark Tower, in the Minato Mirai 21 district of Yokohama. ...


The 2002 FIFA World Cup final was held in June at the International Stadium Yokohama. Qualifying countries The 2002 FIFA World Cup, the 17th staging of the World Cup, was held in South Korea and Japan from May 31 to June 30. ... The International Stadium of Yokohama ) has 73,237 seats, and was inaugurated in March 1998. ...


Geography

Landmarks of Yokohama

Yokohama is centered on an inlet on the western side of Tokyo Bay, 30 kilometers (18 miles) from Tokyo, to which it is connected by a half-dozen railway lines as well as expressways and surface streets via the city of Kawasaki. Neighboring cities include Yokosuka , Kamakura, Fujisawa, Zushi, Yamato, and Machida of Tokyo. From msc. ... From msc. ... Tokyo Bay from space Tokyo Bay ) is a bay in the southern Kantō region of Japan. ... For other uses, see Tokyo (disambiguation). ... This article is about the Japanese city. ... Categories: Cities in Kanagawa Prefecture | Japan geography stubs ... Kamakura can refer to: Kamakura, Kanagawa, a city in Kanagawa Prefecture, Japan The Kamakura Shogunate The Kamakura period in the History of Japan The Kamakura family name in Japan Kamakura Great Buddha, the Great Buddha of Kamakura Kamakura, a fictional character from the G.I. Joe series Category: ... Fujisawa (藤沢市 Fujisawa-shi) is a city located in Kanagawa, Japan. ... Zushi (逗子市 Zushi-shi) is a city located in Kanagawa, Japan. ... Yamato (大和) may refer to: // Yamato people, the dominant ethnic group of ancient Japan Yamato period, which is the period of Japanese history when the Japanese Imperial court ruled from Yamato Province Yamato Takeru, a legendary Japanese prince of the Yamato dynasty Yamato (music), a Japanese musical group which performs Taiko... Machida (町田市; -shi) is a city located in Tokyo, Japan. ...


A major industrial zone known as the Keihin Industrial Area stretches along the reclaimed coastline to the north of the central area towards Kawasaki and Tokyo beyond.


The historic port area of Kannai used to be the centre of Yokohama, but the area around the transportation hub of Yokohama Station is now the most prominent commercial district. In between is a major harbourside redevelopment called Minato Mirai 21. Much of the suburban areas are comprised of hills. A major residential development called Kohoku New Town, housing about 300,000, is located 12 km north of the city centre. [1] Kannai ) is a region in Naka Ward, Yokohama, Japan, bounded by the ÅŒoka River, JR Negishi Line, Nakamura River, and the Ocean. ... Yokohama Station, located in Yokohama City in the Kanagawa Prefecture, is centered around rail. ... Minato Mirai 21, with the Landmark Tower on the left Minato Mirai 21 (みなとみらい21) is a large urban development in Yokohama, Japan. ...


Economy

The city has a strong local economic base, especially in the shipping, biotechnology, and semiconductor industries. Nissan will move its headquarters to Yokohama from Chūō, Tokyo by 2010.[2] The structure of insulin Biological technology is technology based on biology, especially when used in agriculture, food science, and medicine. ... A semiconductor is a solid whose electrical conductivity is in between that of a conductor and that of an insulator, and can be controlled over a wide range, either permanently or dynamically. ... Nissan Motor Co. ... Chūō ) is one of the 23 special wards that form the heart of Tokyo, Japan. ...


Places of interest

The Minato Mirai 21 district of Yokohama, featuring the Landmark Tower and surrounding buildings.
The Minato Mirai 21 district of Yokohama, featuring the Landmark Tower and surrounding buildings.

The places of interest are mainly around the historic port area of Kannai. Next to the waterfront Yamashita Park is Yokohama Marine Tower, the tallest lighthouse in the world. Further inland lies Yokohama Chinatown, the largest Chinatown in Japan and one of the largest in the world. Also in the vicinity is the Yokohama Stadium, the Silk Center, the Yokohama Doll Museum.[2] There is also a large immigration office, near Yamashita Park. Nearby Isezakicho and Noge areas offer many colourful shops and bars and, with their restaurants and stores catering to residents from China, Thailand, South Korea, and other countries, have an increasingly international flavour. The small but fashionable Motomachi shopping area (where there are various shops starting with Cyrillus, Godiva, and so on) leads up to Yamate, or "The Bluff" as it used to be known, a pleasant 19th/early 20th century Westerners' settlement overlooking the harbour, scattered with foreigners' mansions. A foreigners' cemetery and the Harbour View Park is in the area. The Rose Garden can be found in the park. Image File history File linksMetadata Yokohama_MinatoMirai21. ... Image File history File linksMetadata Yokohama_MinatoMirai21. ... Minato Mirai 21, with the Landmark Tower on the left Minato Mirai 21 (みなとみらい21) is a large urban development in Yokohama, Japan. ... The Landmark Tower, in the Minato Mirai 21 district of Yokohama. ... Kannai ) is a region in Naka Ward, Yokohama, Japan, bounded by the ÅŒoka River, JR Negishi Line, Nakamura River, and the Ocean. ... Yokohama Marine Tower in 2005-11 as seen from Yamashita Park Marine Tower Yokohama is a 106 metre high (324 feet) lattice tower with an observation deck at a height of 100 metres in Yokohama, Japan. ... Yokohama Chinatowns Goodwill Gate Yokohama Chinatowns East Gate Temple in Yokohama Chinatown Yokohama Chinatown (Japanese: 横浜中華街, yokohama chÅ«kagai; Traditional Chinese: 橫濱中華街; Mandarin Pinyin: ; Cantonese Jyutping: Waang4 ban1 zung1 waa4 gaai1) is located in Yokohama, Japan. ... This article does not cite any references or sources. ... Yokohama Stadium is a stadium in Yokohama, Japan. ... Isezakicho ) is a district of Naka Ward in Yokohama, Japan, consisting mainly of the Isezakicho Shopping Street ). The shopping street is 1. ... Motomachi ) is a district of Naka Ward in Yokohama, Japan, located immediately west of Yamate and east of Chinatown. ... 山手 is the kanji for Yamate. ...


There are various points of interest in the futuristic Minato Mirai 21 harbourside redevelopment. The highlights are the Landmark Tower which is the tallest building in Japan, Queen's Square Yokohama (a shopping mall) and the Cosmo Clock, which was the largest ferris wheel in the world when it was built in 1989 and which also doubles as "the world's biggest clock". The Landmark Tower, in the Minato Mirai 21 district of Yokohama. ...


The Shin-Yokohama district, where the Shinkansen station is located, is some distance away from the harbour area, and features the 17,000 capacity Yokohama Arena, the Shin-Yokohama Raumen Museum, and Nissan Stadium, once known as the International Stadium Yokohama when it was the setting for the final for the 2002 FIFA World Cup held on June 30, 2002. For the record label, see Shinkansen Records. ... Main entrance Yokohama Arena ) is an indoor sporting arena located in Yokohama, Japan. ... The Shin-Yokohama Raumen Museum ) is a food amusement park located in the Shin-Yokohama district of Kohoku Ward, Yokohama, Japan. ... The International Stadium of Yokohama (Japanese: 横浜国際総合競技場; Yokohama Kokusai Sougou Kyougijou) has 73,237 seats, and was inaugurated in March 1998. ... Qualifying countries The 2002 FIFA World Cup, the 17th staging of the World Cup, was held in South Korea and Japan from May 31 to June 30. ... is the 181st day of the year (182nd in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Also see: 2002 (number). ...


The city is also home to the Central League baseball team, the Yokohama BayStars, and the soccer teams, Yokohama F Marinos and Yokohama FC. See also: Central League (football) The Central League (セントラル・リーグ Sentoraru Riigu) is one of Japans two major professional baseball leagues (the other is the Pacific League). ... This article is about the sport. ... The Yokohama BayStars ) are a professional baseball team in the Japans Central League. ... Football is a ball game played between two teams of eleven players, each attempting to win by scoring more goals than their opponent. ... Yokohama F.Marinos is a Japanese football team which participates in the professional J. League. ... Yokohama FC are a Japanese football club based in the city of Yokohama. ...

Yokohama Bay from the Landmark Tower

Image File history File linksMetadata Size of this preview: 799 × 600 pixelsFull resolution (1126 × 845 pixel, file size: 335 KB, MIME type: image/jpeg) Yokohama bay as seen from the Landmark Tower. ... Image File history File linksMetadata Size of this preview: 799 × 600 pixelsFull resolution (1126 × 845 pixel, file size: 335 KB, MIME type: image/jpeg) Yokohama bay as seen from the Landmark Tower. ... The Landmark Tower, in the Minato Mirai 21 district of Yokohama. ...

Politics and government

The Yokohama Municipal Assembly consists of 92 members elected from 18 Wards. The LDP has minority control with 30 seats with Democratic Party of Japan with a close 29. The mayor is Hiroshi Nakada. This section needs to be updated. ... The Democratic Party of Japan ) is a liberal party in Japan. ...


Wards

During the Korean War, the United States Navy used Yokohama's port as a transshipment base. This ship departed Yokohama in 1951, carrying war dead home to the U.S.
During the Korean War, the United States Navy used Yokohama's port as a transshipment base. This ship departed Yokohama in 1951, carrying war dead home to the U.S.

Yokohama has 18 wards (ku): USS Randall leaves Yokohama, March 11, 1951, carrying the first American war dead of the Korean War home to the United States. ... USS Randall leaves Yokohama, March 11, 1951, carrying the first American war dead of the Korean War home to the United States. ... Combatants United Nations:  Republic of Korea,  Australia,  Belgium,  Luxembourg,  Canada,  Colombia,  Ethiopia,  France,  Greece,  Luxembourg,  Netherlands,  New Zealand,  Philippines,  South Africa,  Thailand,  Turkey,  United Kingdom,  United States Medical staff:  Denmark,  Australia,  Italy,  Norway,  Sweden Communist states:  Democratic People’s Republic of Korea,  Peoples Republic of China,  Soviet Union Commanders... USN redirects here. ... A ku (区), translated as ward, is a district in a large Japanese city. ...

  • Aoba-ku (青葉区)
  • Asahi-ku (旭区)
  • Hodogaya-ku (保土ヶ谷区)
  • Isogo-ku (磯子区)
  • Izumi-ku (泉区)
  • Kanagawa-ku (神奈川区)
  • Kanazawa-ku (金沢区)
  • Kōhoku-ku (港北区)
  • Kōnan-ku (港南区)
  • Midori-ku (緑区)
  • Minami-ku (南区)
  • Naka-ku (中区)
  • Nishi-ku (西区)
  • Sakae-ku (栄区)
  • Seya-ku (瀬谷区)
  • Totsuka-ku (戸塚区)
  • Tsurumi-ku (鶴見区)
  • Tsuzuki-ku (都筑区)

Aoba Ward (青葉区 Aoba-ku) is one of the 18 wards which make up the city of Yokohama, Japan. ... Asahi-ku (旭区) is one of the 18 wards of the city of Yokohama in Kanagawa Prefecture, Japan. ... Hodogaya-ku (Japanese:保土谷区) in Yokohama, Japan, established 1927, is one of the 18 wards of the city of Yokohama in Kanagawa Prefecture, Japan. ... Isogo (Japanese: 磯子区; -ku) is one of 18 wards of Yokohama, a city in Kanagawa, Japan. ... Izumi-ku, Yokohama, has an area of 23. ... Kanagawa-ku (神奈川区) is one of the 18 wards of the city of Yokohama in Kanagawa Prefecture, Japan. ... Kanazawa-ku (Japanese:金沢区;-ku) is a ward located in the southernmost part of Yokohama-shi (Japanese:横浜市;-shi), newly established from Isogo-ku in May, 1948. ... Kōhoku-ku ), located near the Yokohama metropolitan area, is one of the 18 wards of the city of Yokohama in Kanagawa Prefecture, Japan. ... Kōnan-ku ) is one of the 18 wards of the city of Yokohama in Kanagawa Prefecture, Japan. ... Midori-ku (緑区) is one of the 18 wards of the city of Yokohama in Kanagawa Prefecture, Japan. ... Minami-ku (南区) is one of the 18 wards of the city of Yokohama in Kanagawa Prefecture, Japan. ... Naka-ku (中区) is one of the 18 wards of the city of Yokohama in Kanagawa Prefecture, Japan. ... Nishi-ku (西区) is the second smallest of the wards of the city of Yokohama in Kanagawa Prefecture, Japan, with an area of 6. ... Sakae-ku (栄区) is one of the 18 wards of the city of Yokohama in Kanagawa Prefecture, Japan. ... Seya-ku (瀬谷区) is one of the 18 wards of the city of Yokohama in Kanagawa Prefecture, Japan. ... Wikipedia does not have an article with this exact name. ... ... Tsuzuki (都筑区; -ku) is a ward of Yokohama, Kanagawa Prefecture, Japan. ...

Sister cities

Yokohama has sister city agreements with the following cities: [3] This article is about partnerships between towns distant from each other; see Twin cities for the different concept of physically neighbouring cities. ...

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Education

Public elementary and middle schools are operated by the city of Yokohama.


Public high schools are operated by the Kanagawa Prefectural Board of Education. Kanagawa Prefectural Board of Education (神奈川県教育委員会) is the board of education of the Kanagawa Prefecture, Japan. ...


See also

Foreigners cemetery in Hakodate The foreign cemeteries (gaijin bochi) in Japan are chiefly located in Tokyo and at the former treaty ports of Nagasaki, Kobe, Yokohama, and Hakodate. ... Oosanbashi, Main Pier, Yokohama, Kanagawa, Japan Yokohama Pier redirects here. ... The Yokohama Rubber Company, Limited ) (TYO: 5101 ) is a tire company based in Tokyo, Japan. ...

References

  1. ^ Tokyo is not a single incorporated city. See the Tokyo article for more information on the definition and makeup of Tokyo.
  2. ^ Official Yokohama city website (English)
  3. ^ Official Yokohama city tourism website (English)

For other uses, see Tokyo (disambiguation). ...

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Yokohama is centered on an inlet on the western side of Tokyo Bay, 30 kilometers (18 miles) from Tokyo, to which it is connected by a half-dozen railway lines as well as expressways and surface streets.
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