Yokohama

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Yokohama is the second largest city in Japan by population, and the most populous municipality of Japan.wikipedia
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Kanagawa Prefecture

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It is the capital city of Kanagawa Prefecture.
The capital of the prefecture is Yokohama.

Greater Tokyo Area

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It is a major commercial hub of the Greater Tokyo Area.

Nagoya

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Yokohama developed rapidly as Japan's prominent port city following the end of Japan's relative isolation in the mid-19th century, and is today one of its major ports along with Kobe, Osaka, Nagoya, Hakata, Tokyo, and Chiba.
It is the capital of Aichi Prefecture and is one of Japan's major ports along with those of Tokyo, Osaka, Kobe, Yokohama, Chiba, and Kitakyushu.

Kanagawa-ku, Yokohama

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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 that linked Edo to Kyoto and Osaka.
Kanagawa-ku is one of the 18 wards of the city of Yokohama in Kanagawa Prefecture, Japan.

Kannai

Foreigners initially occupied the low-lying district of the city called Kannai, residential districts later expanding as the settlement grew to incorporate much of the elevated Yamate district overlooking the city, commonly referred to by English speaking residents as The Bluff.
Kannai is a district in Naka Ward, Yokohama, Japan, bounded by the Ōoka River, JR Negishi Line, Nakamura River, and Yokohama waterfront.

Port of Yokohama

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The Port of Yokohama was officially opened on June 2, 1859.
The Port of Yokohama is operated by the Port and Harbor Bureau of the City of Yokohama in Japan.

Tsurumi-ku, Yokohama

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Interactions with the local population, particularly young samurai, outside the settlement inevitably caused 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, and prompted the Bombardment of Kagoshima in 1863.
Tsurumi-ku is one of the 18 ku (wards) of the city of Yokohama in Kanagawa Prefecture, Japan.

Tokyo Bay

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It lies on Tokyo Bay, south of Tokyo, in the Kantō region of the main island of Honshu.
The shoal between Cape Futtsu in Chiba Prefecture and Cape Honmaku in Yokohama is known as Nakanose, and has a depth of 20 m. North of this area the bay has a depth of 40 m and an uncomplicated underwater topography.

Horse racing in Japan

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Recreational sports introduced to Japan by foreign residents in Yokohama included European style horse racing in 1862, cricket in 1863 and rugby union in 1866.
The history of equestrian sports and horse racing in Japan goes back many centuries, but it was not until the Spring of 1862 that the first horse race in a recognizably European format was organized by a group of British residents on an area of drained marshland just outside the recently opened treaty port of Yokohama.

Yokohama Country & Athletic Club

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Recreational sports introduced to Japan by foreign residents in Yokohama included European style horse racing in 1862, cricket in 1863 and rugby union in 1866.
The Yokohama Country & Athletic Club, is a sport and recreational club located in Yamate, Yokohama Kanagawa Prefecture.

Rugby union in Japan

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Recreational sports introduced to Japan by foreign residents in Yokohama included European style horse racing in 1862, cricket in 1863 and rugby union in 1866.
In 1874 records also illustrate British sailors staging a game in Yokohama.

Kantō region

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It lies on Tokyo Bay, south of Tokyo, in the Kantō region of the main island of Honshu.
Within the Greater Tokyo Area and especially the Tokyo-Yokohama metropolitan area, Kanto houses not only Japan's seat of government but also the nation's largest group of universities and cultural institutions, the greatest population, and a large industrial zone.

Samuel Cocking

In 1887, a British merchant, Samuel Cocking, built the city's first power plant.
Samuel Cocking (19 March 1845 in Camberwell London – 26 February 1914 in Yokohama, Japan) was a merchant in Yokohama arriving in 1869, shortly after the “Opening of Japan”.

Kanagawa-juku

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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 that linked Edo to Kyoto and Osaka.
It was located in Kanagawa-ku in the present-day city of Yokohama, Kanagawa Prefecture, Japan.

Around the World in Eighty Days

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In 1872 Jules Verne portrayed Yokohama, which he had never visited, in an episode of his widely read novel Around the World in Eighty Days, capturing the atmosphere of the fast-developing, internationally oriented Japanese city.
He searches for a vessel that will take him to Yokohama, finding a pilot boat, the Tankadere, that takes him and Aouda to Shanghai, where they catch a steamer to Yokohama.

William Copeland (brewer)

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Yokohama was the scene of many notable firsts for Japan including the growing acceptance of western fashion, photography by pioneers such as Felice Beato, Japan's first English language newspaper, the Japan Herald published in 1861 and in 1865 the first ice cream and beer to be produced in Japan.
In 1869 he established the Spring Valley Brewery in Yamate, Yokohama, Japan.

1923 Great Kantō earthquake

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Much of Yokohama was destroyed on September 1, 1923 by the Great Kantō earthquake.
This earthquake devastated Tokyo, the port city of Yokohama, and the surrounding prefectures of Chiba, Kanagawa, and Shizuoka, and caused widespread damage throughout the Kantō region.

Namamugi Incident

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Interactions with the local population, particularly young samurai, outside the settlement inevitably caused 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, and prompted the Bombardment of Kagoshima in 1863.
Four British subjects (a Shanghai merchant named Charles Lennox Richardson, two Yokohama-based merchants, Woodthorpe Charles Clark and William Marshall, and Margaret Watson Borradaile) were travelling for a jaunt on the Tōkaidō road through the village of Namamugi (now part of Tsurumi ward, Yokohama) en route to Kawasaki Daishi temple in present-day Kawasaki.

Nissan Stadium (Yokohama)

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The 2002 FIFA World Cup final was held in June at the International Stadium Yokohama.
Nissan Stadium, also known as International Stadium Yokohama, is a sports venue in Yokohama, Kanagawa Prefecture, Japan, which opened in March 1998.

2002 FIFA World Cup

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The 2002 FIFA World Cup final was held in June at the International Stadium Yokohama.
It was held from 31 May to 30 June 2002 at sites in South Korea and Japan, with its final match hosted by Japan at International Stadium in Yokohama.

Yokohama Municipal Subway

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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.
Yokohama Municipal Subway is the rapid transit network in the city of Yokohama, Japan, south of Tokyo in Kanagawa pref.

Yokohama Chinatown

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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 Bluff area and the large Yokohama Chinatown.
Yokohama Chinatown (Japanese: 横浜中華街, Yokohama Chūkagai; Simplified Chinese: 横滨中华街; Traditional Chinese: 橫濱中華街; Pinyin: Héngbīn Zhōnghuá Jiē; Cantonese Jyutping: Waang4 ban1 zung1 waa4 gaai1) is located in Yokohama, Japan, which is located just south of Tokyo.

List of tallest buildings and structures in Japan

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

Kamakura

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In administrative terms, the municipality of Kamakura borders with Yokohama to the north, with Zushi to the east, and with Fujisawa to the west.

Yokohama Landmark Tower

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In 1993, Minato Mirai saw the opening of the Yokohama Landmark Tower, the second tallest building in Japan.
It is located in the Minato Mirai 21 district of Yokohama city, right next to Yokohama Museum of Art.