Tateyama, Japan

Tateyama, Japan is a city located in Chiba Prefecture, Japan. The area of present-day Tateyama was part of ancient Awa Province, dominated by the Satomi clan during the Sengoku period, who ruled from Tateyama Castle. After the Edo period, most of the territory was part of the feudal domain ofTateyama Domain. After the start of the Meiji period, Tateyama Town (in Awa District), Chiba Prefecture was proclaimed on April 1, 1889. It annexed neighboring Toyosu Village on April 1, 1914, and merged with Hojo Town to form Tateyamahōjō Town on April 18, 1933. The city of Tateyama was proclaimed on November 3, 1939, with the merger of Tateyamahōjō with Nago and Funagata towns. The city was a base for the Imperial Japanese Navy Air Service until the end of World War II. Tateyama expanded on May 3, 1954 by annexing six surrounding villages.


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Typhoon Faxai Aftermath:

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Latest News about Tateyama and Typhoon Faxai:

BSCA Call for Support: Typhoon Faxai Devastates Bellingham’s Sister City Tateyama, Japan

9/18/19 Bellingham Herald: Typhoon Faxai’s destruction in Japan felt in Whatcom County

9/17/19 Japan Forward: Chiba Towns, Still Without Power, Told to Evacuate Due to Landslide Threats

9/17/19 The Japan Times: 20,000 homes damaged by Typhoon Faxai; classes resume at many Chiba schools

9/16/19 The Asahi Shimbun: One week after typhoon, despair intensifies in southern Chiba

9/15/19 Local Washinton Resident Shares Marina ad Sailboat Damage to the Tateyama Ocean Yacht Club

9/13/19 NHK Japan: TEPCO: 2 more weeks to get power back to Chiba

9/09/19 The Japan Times: Powerful Typhoon Faxai kills three, injures 40 and wreaks havoc on Tokyo transport system