Kanagawa Prefecture

International Exchange, Yokohama

YOKE (Yokohama Association for International Communications & Exchanges; Yokohama-shi Kokusai Koryu Kyokai) Yokohama Association for International Communications & Exchanges (YOKE; Yokohama-shi Kokusai Koryu Kyokai) is an organization that focuses on international exchange activities in Yokohama. YOKE publishes foreign language newsletters, offers counseling...

National Holidays in Japan

January 1 New Year's Day 2nd Monday Coming of Age Day February 11 Foundation Day March (around) 20 Vernal Equinox April 29 Green Day May 3 Constitution Day 5 Children's Day July 3rd Monday Marine Day September 3rd Monday Respect for the Aged Day (around) 23 Autumnal Equinox October 2nd Monday Health and Sports Day November 3 Culture Day 23...

Godzilla! He's back here in Yokosuka

Godzilla! He's back here in Yokosuka Godzilla Slide I Back in 1954, Godzilla was aroused by the H-bomb test at Bikini Atoll from his long sleep since ancient time. His gigantic figure emerged out of the sea off Tatarahama at Kannonzaki in Yokosuka City. Four years later, he landed on Tatarahama beach as a concrete slide in his own image. Once in the movie so terrifying as a horrible monster, he,...

Public Utilities, Yokohama

Electricity Electricity is supplied at 100V, 50Hz in Yokohama. Please ensure that your electrical appliances are compatible with this standard. Tokyo Electric Power Company Customer Center (TEPCO) (Tokyo Denryoku Kanagawa Kasutama Senta) http://www.tepco.co.jp/index-e.html Gas Gas used in Yokohama is principally city gas (propane gas in some communities). Please note...

Marine Recreation in Yokosuka

Marine Recreation in Yokosuka It need not be said that Yokosuka is a mecca of marine recreation activities in the greater Tokyo metropolitan area. Surrounded by the sea on three sides, it offers a wide diversity of marine recreation resources for your enjoyment throughout the four seasons. Yachting and cruising The ultimate in marine recreation. There are many marinas in the area, both large ones...