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Looking back on Yokohama in 1989, another turning point in postwar Japan

Yokohama City Central Library 
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In 1989, when "Heisei" started, Japan was at the height of the bubble economy, and Yokohama was the 130th anniversary of the opening of the port and the 100th anniversary of the city administration. That year, the Yokohama Expo "YES'89" was held in Yokohama. In addition, the Yokohama Bay Bridge and other facilities were opened this year, forming the outline of what Yokohama is like today. On the other hand, it was also a year when the internal and external order that had continued for a long time after the war was disrupted, such as the collapse of the Berlin Wall, and it was also a time when the era of turmoil called the "lost 20 years" was about to begin.

This year, which marks the beginning of the Reiwa era, is another transformation of postwar Japan, following last year's (2018) exhibition in the city history materials room "YOKOHAMA 1968-50 years ago, that year when Japan was the hottest". Looking back on Yokohama in 1989, which is a point.

《Exhibition structure》
(1) Japan and Yokohama in the 1980s (2) Achievement of "six major projects" (3) Bubble economy and decline of "heavy and long" industry (4) End of "Showa" (5) Opening and bustle of Yokohama Exotic Showcase (6) Completion of Bay Bridge and "Container Road"
⑦ Creation of a new “gathering” ⑧ To the chaos and stagnation of the 90s

《City History Library Exhibition Corner》
◎ Do you remember "Brua-chan"?
◎ Yokohama in 1989 — “1989” as seen in official documents
◎ "1989" of Yokohama City public relations poster

YOKOHAMA1989-"Heisei" start
[Date and time] July 13th (Sat) -September 23rd (Monday / holiday) 9:30~ 17:00
[Venue] Yokohama City Central Library B1F Foyer (in front of the hall), Yokohama City History Museum [Closed] Sunday, August 13 (Tuesday), September 17 (Tuesday)
[Fee] Free [Organizer] Yokohama City History Archive [TEL] 045-251-3260 (Yokohama City History Archive)

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    1 Oimatsucho, Nishi-ku, Yokohama-shi, Kanagawa