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Welcome to Yokohama

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Yokohama is located in the centre of Japan, along the coastline of Japan’s Pacific Ocean, and one of the 15 Japanese Government-designated cities. The total population of Yokohama is 3.7 million persons, making the city the second largest after Tokyo’s 23 Wards. A number of foreign enterprises have established their branches in Yokohama by taking full advantage of the Yokohama Port which is an international trading port. Yokohama is a city of dreams for every Japanese person as well as its local citizens who are very proud of living here because it is not only very famous as a tourist mecca, but also has every urban function including, but not limited to, business and culture.

[Official Visitors' Guide]
http://www.yokohamajapan.com/

Yokohama in Brief

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  • The second largest city in Japan, located in 30 minutes distance from Tokyo by train or car
  • The national center for "Life Innovation" designated by the national government with a huge R&D investment in Life Sciences (i.e. RIKEN)
  • Has 28 universities, with medical schools strong in bioscience and biotechnology fields, and many IEEE member professors
  • The International Tropical Timber Organization, World Food Program, Food and Agriculture Organization and United Nations University International Advanced Studies have a presence in Yokohama
  • Over 13,000 rooms in the City, including five-star hotels such as the InterContinental
  • Over 20,000 shops in the whole City- boutiques, department stores, shopping malls
  • Over 34 million tourist visitors yearly, and a gateway to favorite touristic areas: Tokyo, Kamakura, Mt. Fuji, Kyoto

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