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The Firsts in Japan from Yokohama, Part VI

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by Luke (Schneider) Oyama ’54 [Luke takes us through the history of Yokohama in this six part article – enjoy!] – Part VI – Sports, Music, and Others —————————————————————————————————————— Sports ———————————————-——————————————————————– TENNIS The government leased property to the Foreign Settlement for safe recreational purposes and constructed the Yamate Park but as the residents could not […]

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The Firsts in Japan from Yokohama, Part V

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by Luke (Schneider) Oyama ’54 [Luke takes us through the history of Yokohama in this six part article – enjoy!] – Part V – Bluff/Yamate —————————————————————————————————————— Bluff Area: Churches and Religion ———————————————-——————————————————————– CATHOLICS Though Christianity was forbidden for the Japanese, this prohibition did not apply to foreigners and the government permitted the construction of a […]

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The Firsts in Japan from Yokohama, Part IV

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by Luke (Schneider) Oyama ’54 [Luke takes us through the history of Yokohama in this six part article – enjoy!] – Part IV – Yatobashi-Yamashitabashi/Motomachi —————————————————————————————————————— Yatobashi/Yamashita-bashi Area ———————————————-——————————————————————– ICE MAKING PLANT At around the bottom of the slope of Yatozaka, the Dutchman , Ludwicus Stornebrink founded an ice making plant in 1879 and named […]

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The Firsts in Japan from Yokohama, Part III

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by Luke (Schneider) Oyama ’54 [Luke takes us through the history of Yokohama in this six part article – enjoy!] – Part III – Chinatown —————————————————————————————————————— Chinatown Area Since the opening of Japan to Western culture, there came traders, moneychangers, furniture makers, musical instrument makers, laundrymen, cooks, barbers, dressmakers, interpreters, accountants, servants, and other experienced […]

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The Firsts in Japan from Yokohama, Part II

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by Luke (Schneider) Oyama ’54 [Luke takes us through the history of Yokohama in this six part article – enjoy!] – Part II – Streets Crossing Honcho-Dori —————————————————————————————————————— Yokohama Station to Sakuragicho AreaYoshidabashi Area – Bashamichi to Honcho-dori The first horse carriages in Japan were used by the foreign consular for commuting between their consulates […]

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The Firsts in Japan from Yokohama, Part I

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by Luke (Schneider) Oyama ’54 [Luke takes us through the history of Yokohama in this six part article – enjoy!] -Part I- Yokohama-Sakuragi-cho and Honcho-dori —————————————————————————————————————— Yokohama Station to Sakuragicho Area —————————————————————————————————————— GAS STATION The first gas station in Japan was built and operated by Yokohama Beiyu Co., Ltd. in mid 1920’s at the location […]

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The Bluff Today – with a Touch of Yesterday

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By George Koyama (1969) A promise I made to Mr. George deCouto during his visit towards the end of last year prompts me to write a series of articles about places, mainly around our Alma Mater, which may have slipped away from your minds, but which I hope would bring you back in time to […]

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