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Move from Yokohama, Kanagawa to Yokohama[edit]

Please do not discuss here. The issue involves many cities and should be discussed in a central location, Wikipedia talk:Manual of Style (Japan-related articles). Fg2 20:47, August 30, 2005 (UTC)

This page has been moved by Francs2000 --Lox (t,c) 20:58, 6 January 2006 (UTC)

largest incorporated city?[edit]

Pop culture[edit]

What? No mention of the popular 1941 song "Goodbye Mama, I'm Off to Yokohama"? Brutannica 19:07, 17 June 2006 (UTC)

The largest port is not Yokohama Harbor in Japan[edit]

The largest port is Chiba Harbor in Japan. The port which is the busiest in Japan is Nagoya Harbor. By before 1995, Kobe Harbor was the port which was the largest and the busiest in Japan. In any case it is not Yokohama Harbor.--Dosorz 02:11, 27 August 2006 (UTC)

Japanese city article naming debate[edit]

Please join the discussion at Wikipedia talk:Manual of Style (Japan-related articles). --Polaron | Talk 08:25, 31 August 2006 (UTC)

Don't add conference information[edit]

Recently, details on an upcoming "Esperanto" conference have been persistently added to the Yokohama article, due to the fact that the event will take place in Yokohama. While possibly interesting to Esperanto hobbyists, this is irrelevant to an article about Yokohama proper. Anyone interested in Esperanto conferences can find the information easily on the Esperanto page. Please don't add it again. Thanks!

Firestorm?[edit]

I have read that the 1923 eartquake generated a firestorm. I will check my sources and if I can find confirmation I will add to both Firestorm and Yokohama. Seniorsag 18:07, 20 March 2007 (UTC)

Vandalism[edit]

Someone shoved the whole article under a section titled HI SAORI! 71.226.81.249 20:21, 22 July 2007 (UTC)

pls[edit]

i have a project i nead general information about yokohama and china and japan. —Preceding unsigned comment added by 82.198.28.36 (talk) 09:06, 5 January 2008 (UTC)

Bot report : Found duplicate references ![edit]

In the last revision I edited, I found duplicate named references, i.e. references sharing the same name, but not having the same content. Please check them, as I am not able to fix them automatically :)

  • "g2008" :
    • Adisa, Banji. [http://www.guardiannewsngr.com/news/article04//indexn2_html?pdate=250308&ptitle=Japan%20to%20promote%20Africa's%20growth%20at%20Tokyo%20confab "Japan to promote Africa's growth at Tokyo confab,"] ''Guardian '' (Lagos). March 25, 2008.
    • [see above]

DumZiBoT (talk) 13:06, 8 August 2008 (UTC)

Diversity of population[edit]

Yokohama is also one of the very few cities in Japan with a diverse population

I flagged that with "dubious."

I think most if not all the cities have diverse populations, although it's quite possible that the percentage who'd normally be considered Japanese varies considerably among the cities. Tama1988 (talk) 11:14, 6 February 2009 (UTC)

I agree completely. Yokohama does, however, have the image or reputation of being a very diverse city, due probably in large part to its history as a treaty port and the prominence of Chinatown and Motomachi/Yamate. I have to say, in my experience living there, I found Yokohama to feel far more Japanese, i.e. far less overrun with foreigners than many parts of Tokyo. But as for actual demographic numbers of what percentage of the population is of what ethnic/national background, I have no idea. LordAmeth (talk) 12:52, 6 February 2009 (UTC)

TICAD info removed to talk page[edit]

I'd feel bad deleting this interesting and cited information entirely, so I'm moving it here. While it was quite an experience to be in Yokohama, and in the Pacifico Center where the conference was held, during TICAD IV, it's not that important to the overall topic of all that is Yokohama.

The TICAD Yokohama Promotion Committee, described Africa as "an element essential to our discussion on the global environment." Yokohama, which is seeking to demonstrate the image of a creative, environmentally-minded city as well as its "power of citizens" to the world, has coined the slogan "Yokohama Meets Africa."[1]

A noteworthy feature of this year's conference will be the award of the Hideyo Noguchi Africa Prize, established by the Government of Japan to honor individuals and organizations for outstanding achievements in the fields of medical research and medical services in Africa. Winners in the two categories will collect a medal and an honorarium of 100 million Yen (about $1 million) each. The prize, officially named "The Prize in Recognition of Outstanding Achievements in the Fields of Medical Research and Medical Services in Africa Awarded in Memory of Dr. Hideyo Noguchi," is managed by Japan International Cooperation Agency (JICA). (Noguchi (1876-1928) was a prominent Japanese bacteriologist who died in Accra, Ghana, of yellow fever, in pursuit of research on vaccines to stop diseases such as yellow fever and poliomyelitis. He had travelled extensively in Central and South America before coming to Africa.[1])

LordAmeth (talk) 12:36, 6 February 2009 (UTC)

Wiki Paragraph[edit]

This article states: "Yokohama's foreign population of nearly 75,000 includes Chinese, Koreans, Filipinos, and Brazilians.[3] Among the attractions are festivals and events.[4]" While no doubt the 75,000 Chinese, Koreans, Filipinos, and Brazilians make for a festive and eventful atmosphere in Yokohama (although one has to believe that these aren't the only foreign nationalities in the city), it is unlikely that is what the author of this paragraph had in mind. Generally a paragraph has some sort of unifying theme, something that its constituent sentences are trying to collectively say. That is, at least, what writers of US English strive to do, but maybe things are different in UK English. —Preceding unsigned comment added by 192.158.61.141 (talk) 17:47, 23 July 2010 (UTC)

Grammar?[edit]

This is in the opening paragraphs, the second:

"excluding Mainland China as cities there are nonstandard"

I do not understand this sentence. There+are+(adjective)? Please clarify or rewrite this sentence (or several) — Preceding unsigned comment added by 68.197.91.136 (talkcontribs) 04:29, 4 July 2014‎ (UTC)

Apart from a missing comma, the grammar of the sentence was not particularly problematic, but I have removed it as a rather vague and unsourced claim. --DAJF (talk) 01:47, 5 July 2014 (UTC)
I still don't understand. "There are nonstandard...."? Nonstandard what? Surely this is problematic grammar, unless I'm missing the meaning here. There are red, there are blue, there are big, there are small---what does that possibly mean? — Preceding unsigned comment added by 68.197.91.136 (talkcontribs) 05:00, 5 July 2014 (UTC)
The missing comma may be causing you confusion, but it should read: "...excluding Mainland China, as cities there are nonstandard". "There" means "in China". Anyway, it's moot now, as the sentence has been removed. --DAJF (talk) 05:13, 5 July 2014 (UTC)
I finally understand. It strikes me as informal phrasing, which may have added to my confusion. Thanks.