Handover Ceremony - In front of the Seaside Club, Area 1, Yokohama

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History of the Honmoku Trolley - Yokohama

At the 4:48 Mark:  Some video of Area 1 from inside the Trolley.

Wonderful historic video - All in Japanese

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US military takes control of Japanese Military bases after the surrender of Japan

US military takes control of Japanese Military bases after the surrender of Japan to the Allied Forces in World War II.

The surrender of Japan to the Allied Forces after the World War II. The United States Marines landing at Japanese Military base in Yokosuka. The United States National Flag hoisted and marines take the control of the base. USS San Diego at the Yokosuka port. Japanese commanders surrender to the US Army officials. US Army Air Force planes land at Hazuki field near Tokyo and troops deplane. Plane with "Bataan" painted on nose. From a plane descends General Douglas MacArthur, the Commnader of the Allied Forces. He is greeted and welcomed by other US Military officials including General Eichelberger. Field filled with Japanese trucks. US troops board the trucks. American prisoners of war released and greeting the incoming US troops. MacArthur inspects the Hazuki air base. Location: Japan. Date: September 1945.

Yokosuka Base, Tea Ceremony - USS Lexington, August 1956

A traditional Japanese tea ceremony is performed on the flight deck of carrier Lexington on its birthday in Yokosuka, Japan.

USS Lexington carrier celebrates its birthday at Yokosuka Harbor, Japan. A giant cake is cut by Mayor Humetsu of the harbor city aided by Lexus Captain A.S. Heyward. Traditional ceremonies are conducted. A tea ritual is performed. A woman serves to Captain Heyward and others. Sailors and officers have tea. Location: Yokosuka Japan. Date: August 20, 1956.

Short History of Honmoku - (Japanese)

Yo-Hi Reunion - 2013 - Las Vegas !

Many thanks to Richard Su'a  (Class of '77)  for the upload !

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Hawaii Reunion, Summer 2002, Snorkeling Tour

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Yokohama Mystery - History of the Honmoku (Dependents) Housing Area

A wonderful documentary in 2 parts:  (In Japanese)

A "Must See" for anyone who lived in Area 1, Area 2 or Bayview...


Part 1


Part 2

"Allied Troops Land In Tokyo Bay" (August 30, 1945)

Surrender of the Yokosuka Naval Base

August 30, 1945


Photo taken during the surrender of the base.

The building that will become Kinnick High School is in the background.

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1992 New Year's Red-White Song Contest-NHK 40 Years of Television in Japan

Aired December 31, 1992.  Lots of great memories !

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