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 (yō′kə-hä′mə, yô′kô-hä′mä)
A city of southeast Honshu, Japan, on the western shore of Tokyo Bay. Almost entirely destroyed by an earthquake and fire in 1923, it was quickly rebuilt and modernized and is now a leading port and industrial center.


(Placename) a port in central Japan, on SE Honshu on Tokyo Bay: a major port and the country's second largest city situated in the largest and most populous industrial region of Japan. Pop: 3 433 612 (2002 est)


(ˌyoʊ kəˈhɑ mə)

a seaport on SE Honshu, in central Japan, on Tokyo Bay. 3,256,000.
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Noun1.Yokohama - port city on southeastern Honshu in central Japan
Hondo, Honshu - the central and largest of the four main islands of Japan; between the Sea of Japan and the Pacific Ocean; regarded as the Japanese mainland
Nihon, Nippon, Japan - a constitutional monarchy occupying the Japanese Archipelago; a world leader in electronics and automobile manufacture and ship building
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Then we sailed south to Yokohama, with a big catch of skins in our salt and a heavy pay-day coming.
We lay in Yokohama harbour for two weeks, and about all we saw of Japan was its drinking-places where sailors congregated.
3 " From Hong Kong to Yokohama (Japan), by steamer.
I pay rent on a room in Cairo, Egypt, and another in Yokohama all the year around.
Next his mind leaped to the Grand Hotel at Yokohama, where, too, from the sidewalk, he had seen grand ladies.
A great loan has been withdrawn in Paris, an invitation cabled to our fleet to visit Yokohama.
He was equally at home in the clubs of London and the Continent, the Grand Hotel at Yokohama, and the selector's shanties in the Never-Never country.
Twas called a sad accident, but I met the boat-puller in Yokohama an' the straight iv it was given me.
In Yokohama appeared barricades, the black flag and the social revolution.
An' un Yokohama, who should I meet but Captun Robinson o' the Dyapsic.
We dropped to the Heights Receiving Towers twenty minutes ahead of time, and there hung at ease till the Yokohama Intermediate Packet could pull out and give us our proper slip.
I fancied perhaps you might know I own a line of tea-clippers - San Francisco to Yokohama - six of