＊Population: about 3.7 million (according to the 2013 estimate), making Yokohama
the second largest city after Tokyo
＊Location: about 30 to 40 kms south-south-east of Tokyo, facing the Bay of Tokyo
＊History: When Japan opened its doors to the west in the mid-19th Century, Yokohama
began to flourish as a main sea port, exporting raw silk and other commodities.
＊Yokohama is famous for having the largest China town in East Asia.