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Naka Ward history chart

Last update date February 27, 2019

Naka Ward enforced constituency system on October 1, 1927. Because the ward name is administrative, and is the center of Yokohama; christening rareteimasu.
Area is formed from bottomland and reclaimed land surrounded by hill country and Kaigan Line, and there are many commonlands of the harbor facilities and park, road, and there are few farmland and forest.
Originally it was place of family that derives only part of its income from farming half fishing, but newly reclaiming a rice field was carried out in the Edo era, and Japanese store and foreign firm were built after the Yokohama opening of a port of 1859 (Ansei 6).
We suffered damage for the Great Kanto Earthquake and Yokohama blitzkrieg while it continued developing as Kanagawa, the center of administration, economy of Yokohama-shi. Furthermore, the requisition of the long-term Allied Forces after the war was carried out, but accomplishes remarkable development afterwards.

From the opening of a port period to Taisho

  • The March, 1854 (Kaei 7) Convention of Kanagawa conclusion
  • The Osamu enthusiast trade agreement conclusion in June, 1858 (Ansei 5) in Japan and the U.S.
  • Kanagawa (Yokohama) opens with Nagasaki, Hyogo, Niigata, Hakodate in June, 1859 (Ansei 6)
  • Yoshidabashi Bridge becomes iron bridge in December, 1869 (Meiji 2) (the beginning of iron bridge)
  • Yamate Park which is the Japan's first Western style park is opened in May, 1870 (Meiji 3)
  • The Yokohama Mainichi Shimbun launches in December, 1870 (Meiji 3)
  • The railroad opening of business between October, 1872 (Meiji 5) Shimbashi - Yokohama
  • Yokohama Park (in those days: this side and that park) is opened in May, 1876 (Meiji 9)
  • The April, 1889 (Meiji 22) Yokohama municipal organization enforcement
  • Yokohama Port iron Bridge (University bridge of the present) is completed in February, 1894 (Meiji 27)
  • Opening of a port memory Yokohama Hall (current: the opening of a port memory Hall) is opened as business of the 50th anniversary of the opening of a port in July, 1917 (Taisho 6)
  • The September, 1923 (Taisho 12) Great Kanto Earthquake

From 1926 to 1964

  • The October, 1927 (Showa 2) constituency system enforcement (in Tsurumi, Kanagawa Hodogaya, five wards of birth of Isogo). Naka Ward Office is set up by the city hall of port town. 128 towns
  • Hotel New Grand is opened in December, 1927 (Showa 2)
  • The November, 1928 (Showa 3) Kanagawa prefectural office completion
  • Hikawa Maru is launched in Yokohama dock in September, 1929 (Showa 4)
  • Yamashita Park is opened in March, 1930 (Showa 5)
  • Tokyo Yokohama Railway Corporation, Takashimacho - Sakuragicho are opened in March, 1932 (Showa 7)
  • The April, 1934 (Showa 9) Yokohama tax Sekishin government building completion
  • 1934 (Showa 9) 5 tsukikeitomobyoinshunko (Yamashitacho)
  • It is held in revival memory Yokohama University exhibition, Yamashita Park in March, 1935 (Showa 10)
  • The enlargement construction completion of May, 1936 (Showa 11) Yokohama Port University bridge
  • Yacht harbor is completed on the Shinyamashita-cho timber yard frontage sea surface in September, 1937 (Showa 12)
  • We transfer Naka Ward Office to Sakuragicho (interest product building) in March, 1942 (Showa 17)
  • Negishi racetrack is closed in June, 1943 (Showa 18)
  • It is share ward in Minami Ward in December, 1943 (Showa 18)
  • It is share ward in Nishi Ward in April, 1944 (Showa 19)
  • May, 1945 (Showa 20) B29, Yokohama blitzkrieg by 500
  • End of the war, General MacArthur arrive in Hotel New Grand in August, 1945 (Showa 20)
  • We hold the new constitution enforcement memory ceremony in international theater (Nogecho) in May, 1947 (Showa 22)
  • Hibari Misora appears on international theater in May, 1948 (Showa 23)
  • In April, 1951 (Showa 26) Sakuragicho National Railways electric train fire, dead person 106 (Sakuragicho case)
  • Opening of the park redecorated in 1954 (Showa 29) in 3 tsukisan*en
  • New government building (current government building) groundbreaking ceremony of December, 1956 (Showa 31) City
  • The May, 1958 (Showa 33) opening of a port 100 anniversary start
  • June, 1959 (Showa 34) Yamashita Park entire surface derequisition
  • September, 1959 (Showa 34) city hall completion ceremony
  • January, 1961 (Showa 36) Marine Tower completion type (106m in height)
  • Hikawa Maru moors at Yamashita Park in May, 1961 (Showa 36)
  • We transfer Naka Ward Office to Sumiyoshicho in October, 1961 (Showa 36)
  • Harbor View Park (Minato-no-Mieru Oka Koen) is opened in May, 1962 (Showa 37)
  • Yokohama Culture Gymnasium is opened in May, 1962 (Showa 37)
  • The central part sewage disposal plant is completed in July, 1962 (Showa 37)
  • Yamashita-Futo is completed in March, 1963 (Showa 38)
  • May, 1964 (Showa 39) Negishi Line, opening between Sakuragicho - Isogo
  • Terminal completion internationally passenger in October, 1964 (Showa 39) University bridge

From 1965 to 1988

  • City Kotobuki life building is opened in Kotobukicho in June, 1965 (Showa 40)
  • July, 1965 (Showa 40) Yamashita port railroad, opening between Yokohama Port - Yamashita-Futo
  • Kanagawa prefectural government office new government building is completed in May, 1966 (Showa 41)
  • Kanagawa Prefectural Museum of Cultural History (former Yokohama ready money bank) is opened in March, 1967 (Showa 42) by authority of south relation
  • May, 1968 (Showa 43) Sakuragicho Golden center (current: Pio City Shopping Center) completion
  • Honmoku Citizen Park is opened in September, 1969 (Showa 44)
  • Municipal hall (former Yokohama Takarazuka Theater) is opened in January, 1970 (Showa 45)
  • Negishi Line, Isogo - Yokodai interval are opened in March, 1970 (Showa 45)
  • The cause British consulate general's house is completed as British House Yokohama in November, 1970 (Showa 45)
  • December, 1970 (Showa 45) Chinatown west gate completion, shop light type
  • Negishi Line is the whole line opening in April, 1973 (Showa 48)
  • Yoshidabashi Bridge (the Japan's first iron bridge) is removed for expressway construction in August, 1973 (Showa 48)
  • Education & Culture Center is opened in Bandai-cho in July, 1974 (Showa 49)
  • Kanagawa Kenmin Hall is opened in January, 1975 (Showa 50) by Yamashitacho
  • Sangyo Boeki Cebter Bldg. is opened in November, 1975 (Showa 50) by Yamashitacho
  • The Yokohama district combination government building is completed in Yamashitacho in September, 1976 (Showa 51)
  • Municipal subway, Yokohama - Kaminagaya interval are opened in September, 1976 (Showa 51)
  • Negishi, Yokohama-shi Forest Park and museum of Negishi horse racing memory public garden, horse are released in October, 1977 (Showa 52)
  • Yokohamachuo underground shopping center (marinade) opens in October, 1977 (Showa 52)
  • Ceremony of the 50th anniversary of the constituency system during October, 1977 (Showa 52)
  • Metropolitan Expressway [Yokohama-Haneda Line], Yokohama Station East Exit - Yokohama Park are opened in March, 1978 (Showa 53)
  • Yokohama Stadium is completed in March, 1978 (Showa 53)
  • Osaragi Jiro Memorial Museum is opened in April, 1978 (Showa 53) by Harbor View Park (Minato-no-Mieru Oka Koen)
  • Honmoku Sea zuri facility is completed in Honmoku-Futo in July, 1978 (Showa 53)
  • Odori Park is opened in September, 1978 (Showa 53)
  • City health welfare synthesis center is completed in Sakuragicho in March, 1981 (Showa 56)
  • Yokohama Archives of History is opened in June, 1981 (Showa 56) by the former U.K. consulate
  • The requisition of Yokohama Coast residential quarters is canceled in March, 1982 (Showa 57)
  • Naka Ward Office new government building is completed in Odori of Japan in November, 1983 (Showa 58)
  • Noge district center is opened in December, 1983 (Showa 58)
  • Metropolitan Expressway [Yokohama-Haneda Line], Yokohama Park - Niiyama left of the temple are opened in February, 1984 (Showa 59)
  • The sea bus service starts between Yokohama Station East Exit - Yamashita Park in January, 1986 (Showa 61)
  • Yokohama Doll Museum is opened in June, 1986 (Showa 61) by Yamashita Koen-mae
  • Community center Kannnai Hall is opened in September, 1986 (Showa 61) by municipal hall trace
  • Welfare center for the old barley field Seifuuso is opened in February, 1988 (Showa 63) by Mugitacho

From 1989 to 2000

  • March, 1989 (Heisei 1) Yokohama exhibition is held
  • Honmoku district center, Naka Library are opened in May, 1989 (Heisei 1)
  • Yokohama Bay Bridge and skywalk are opened in September, 1989 (Heisei 1)
  • Metropolitan expressway Kanagawa 3 hunting ground line, Honmoku-Futo - Karibacho are the whole line opening in March, 1990 (Heisei 2)
  • Sports center during April, 1992 (Heisei 4) is opened
  • Shinyamashita home, new Akira Yamashita's house support Service Center (current: Shinyamashita community care plaza) are opened in May, 1992 (Heisei 4)
  • November, 1992 (Heisei 4) Minato Mirai Line groundbreaking ceremony
  • Bluff 18 Ban-kan is opened in April, 1993 (Heisei 5) by Italian mountain garden
  • Museum is completed in foreign graveyard in October, 1994 (Heisei 6)
  • Yokohama Marine Disaster Prevention Facilities of the Coast Guard is completed in new port Wharf in April, 1995 (Heisei 7)
  • Furochou community care plaza is opened in July, 1996 (Heisei 8)
  • Flower of Naka Ward is hit to tulip in February, 1997 (Heisei 9)
  • Takenomaru district center is opened in March, 1997 (Heisei 9)
  • Fukutomi-cho Nishi Koen basement parking area is opened in April, 1997 (Heisei 9)
  • We remove and rebuild, and Gaikokannno-ie / Diplomat's House is restored to the original state in June, 1997 (Heisei 9)
  • Yamate, Yokohama Yokohama-Yamate Tennis Museum is opened in April, 1998 (Heisei 10)
  • Yokohama BayStars is number one in Japan after an interval of 38 years in October, 1998 (Heisei 10)
  • Yamate 111 Ban-Kan is opened in March, 1999 (Heisei 11)
  • "Noge chikamichi" is opened in April, 1999 (Heisei 11)
  • Basyamichi basement parking area is opened in April, 1999 (Heisei 11)
  • Metropolitan expressway Wangansen, Honmoku-Futo - san*en (provisionally) interval extend, and they are opened in July, 1999 (Heisei 11)
  • Yamate 234 Ban-Kan is opened in July, 1999 (Heisei 11)
  • Yokohama World Porters opens in September, 1999 (Heisei 11)
  • Yokohama international sailor center "Navios Yokohama" opens in new port in October, 1999 (Heisei 11)
  • Barley field community care plaza is opened in May, 2000 (Heisei 12)
  • City area (Kannai, Kangai-District) central in May, 2000 (Heisei 12) activated basic plan development
  • Social movement support center is opened in October, 2000 (Heisei 12) by Sakuragicho
  • Yokohama Media and Communications Center (Japanese newspaper Museum (news park, broadcast library)) opens in October, 2000 (Heisei 12)
  • Honmokuhara community care center (current: Honmokuhara community care plaza) is opened in October, 2000 (Heisei 12)
  • Special elderly nursing home Honmoku home is opened in November, 2000 (Heisei 12)
  • tsurukakerikaku is opened in 11 in 2000 (Heisei 12) by tsukisan*en

After 2001

  • October, 2001 (Heisei 13) Metropolitan expressway Wangansen whole line opening
  • The April, 2002 (Heisei 14) Akarengasoko opening of business
  • The April, 2002 (Heisei 14) Yokohama Nigiwai-za opening of business
  • April, 2002 (Heisei 14) Nihon Odori Avenue renewal
  • The July, 2002 (Heisei 14) berikkuhoru opening
  • December, 2002 (Heisei 14) University bridge international passenger vessel terminal completion
  • The December, 2002 (Heisei 14) Minosawa community care plaza opening
  • March, 2003 (Heisei 15) Museum of Yokohama Urban History, the Yokohama Museum of EurAsian Cultures opening
  • Gaslight revives in Basyamichi in March, 2003 (Heisei 15)
  • Independence support facility "Hamakaze" which is homeless in June, 2003 (Heisei 15) establishment
  • October, 2003 (Heisei 15) Naka Ward child care open space (the existing Naka Ward area child care support base) "nombirinko" establishment
  • The beginning of November, 2003 (Heisei 15) yellow, Hinodecho environment purification promotion meeting establishment
  • The January, 2004 (Heisei 16) Honmokuwada community care plaza opening
  • February, 2004 (Heisei 16) Minato Mirai Line opening
  • November, 2004 (Heisei 16) Naka Ward welfare health practice base establishment
  • April, 2005 (Heisei 17) Yokohama City Minato Red Cross Hospital opening of a Diet session
  • March, 2006 (Heisei 18) "is close! Naka Ward community-based welfare health planning announcement
  • April, 2007 (Heisei 19) naka inhabitant of a ward activity center establishment
  • Mascot character suuingi birth of June, 2007 (Heisei 19) Naka Ward
  • Ceremony holding of the 80th anniversary of the October, 2007 (Heisei 19) Naka Ward constituency system
  • October, 2007 (Heisei 19) emblem establishment
  • October, 2008 (Heisei 20) naka international exchange lounge establishment
  • Yokohama Marine Tower is reopened in May, 2009 (Heisei 21)
  • The June, 2009 (Heisei 21) Yokohama opening of a port 150th anniversary
  • Business "the second opening of a port - opening of a port renaissance" holding of the 150th anniversary of the June, 2009 (Heisei 21) Naka Ward opening of a port
  • June, 2009 (Heisei 21) Zonohana Park opening of the park
  • August, 2009 (Heisei 21) United States mountain park opening of the park
  • "CROSSSTREET" which "citron" named in Isezakicho in May, 2010 (Heisei 22) opening
  • June, 2010 (Heisei 22) Yokohama central town festival "Y151" holding
  • The March, 2011 (Heisei 23) Great East Japan Earthquake occurrence. We observe intensity 5 upper in ward
  • Minato Mirai Line, Toyoko Line and Fukutoshin Line start direct driving in March, 2013 (Heisei 25)
  • The March, 2013 (Heisei 25) Naka Ward person with a disability support base "it overlooks ponte" opening
  • March, 2015 (Heisei 27) Naka Ward Office annex establishment
  • The depth of the water 18m container terminal completion nation's first in April, 2015 (Heisei 27) in Minamihonmoku Wharf
  • Hikawa Maru is appointed to important cultural property of country in August, 2016 (Heisei 28)
  • "THEBAYS" (the base) utilizing March, 2017 (Heisei 29) former Kanto Local Finance Bureau Yokohama financial affairs office establishment
  • June, 2017 (Heisei 29) Naka Ward multicultural symbiosis promotion action plan development, public announcement
  • Yokohama-shi opening of a port memory hall is the opening 100th anniversary on July 1 in July, 2017 (Heisei 29)
  • Ceremony holding of the 90th anniversary of the October, 2017 (Heisei 29) Naka Ward constituency system
  • We hold "garden necklace Yokohama 2018" coloring the town of Yokohama with flower and green in March, 2018 (Heisei 30)
  • Yokohama Port first foreign country cruise passenger boat arrives at three wharfs three at the same time in April, 2018 (Heisei 30)
  • Ship "Hikawa Maru" is the completion 88th anniversary in April, 2018 (Heisei 30)
  • Decision held in October, 2018 (Heisei 30) in the city the final of a lot of Tokyo 2020 Olympics competition (baseball, softball, soccer). We raise, and Yokohama-shi, city volunteer starts for meeting public performance, too

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