Definitions for yokohamaˌyoʊ kəˈhɑ mə
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Random House Webster's College Dictionary
Yo•ko•ha•maˌyoʊ kəˈhɑ mə(n.)
a seaport on SE Honshu, in central Japan, on Tokyo Bay. 3,256,000.
Category: Geography (places)
port city on southeastern Honshu in central Japan
A city in Honshu, Japan.
Yokohama is the capital city of Kanagawa Prefecture and the second largest city in Japan by population after Tokyo and most populous municipality of Japan. It lies on Tokyo Bay, south of Tokyo, in the Kantō region of the main island of Honshu. It is a major commercial hub of the Greater Tokyo Area. Yokohama's population of 3.7 million makes it Japan's largest incorporated city. Yokohama had been the world's largest suburb until the formation of New Taipei. 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.
The Nuttall Encyclopedia
principal port of entry of Japan, 18 m. SW. of Tokyo (q. v.), situated in a spacious bay, the centre of trade with the West and the head-quarters of foreign trade generally; foreigners are numerous, and the exports include silk, tea, cotton, flax, tobacco, &c.
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