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The name ameyayokocho comes from the shops in the area which sold United States army goods just after World War II, in which 'ame' (アメ) is the short form of 'America' (アメリカ). However in present day it is referred to simply as ameyoko (アメ横). The market is home to over one hundred and eighty one shops, which sell products ranging from fresh food and fish to clothing and time pieces.
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