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    Yokohama 横浜 Kanagawa Prefecture | Honshū Japan
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Justin Taylan 2009
Lat 35° 25' 60N Long 139° 39' 0E  Yokohama is located in Kanagawa Prefecture in the Keihin Region inside the Kantō Region on Honshū in Japan. Yokohama is the capital of Kanagawa Prefecture, and is the second largest city in Japan. Borders Yokohama Harbor (Yokohama Ko) to the east and beyond Tokyo Bay and Uraga Channel (Uraga Kaikyo) to the southeast. To the south is Tomioka, Kanazawa and Yokosuka. To the north is Ōfuna and beyond to the northeast is Tokyo.

American missions against Yokohama
April 18, 1942–May 29, 1945

On August 30, 1945 the first U. S. Army personnel arrived in Yokohama including General Douglas MacArthur who stayed at the Hotel New Grand. During the U. S. occupation of Japan, the Americans established the U. S. Armed Forces Cemetery No. 1 Yokohama.

Yokohama WWII Japanese Radio Museum
Private museum of radio, radar and other wartime equipment

Thor (HSK 4)
Damaged by a fire November 30, 1942

Hikawa Maru
Since 1961, permanently moored at Yamashita Park since as a museum, restaurant and banquet facility

Hotel New Grand
Opened during 1927 as the Hotel New Grand as a luxury hotel that was a successor to previous Yokohama Grand Hotel. In 1937 General Douglas MacArthur and President of the Philippines, Manuel L. Quezon stayed at the hotel while in transit back after a trip to the United States. The first was when he was a young military officer and aide to his father, General Arthur MacArthur, in the Philippines. The second time, in 1937 MacArthur returning from a trip to the United States went on a honeymoon with his wife in Japan and stayed at the Hotel New Grand. During World War II, the hotel survived without being damaged. On August 30, 1945 after landing at Atsugi Airfield a private vehicle drove General Douglas MacArthur to Hotel New Grand where he stayed in Room 315 because he liked the view and resided at the hotel for three days until September 2, 1945 when he departed for official surrender ceremony in Tokyo Bay aboard USS Missouri (BB-63). References: Hotel New Grand History.

U. S. Armed Forces Cemetery No. 1 Yokohama
Established by US forces postwar until the graves were exhumed for permanent burial in USA or Philippines

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September 11, 2020


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