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THE NEW SANO HOTEL RUN BY THE US NAVY 2003 PHOTO 
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NEW SANO HOTEL CUSTOMER DESK AND CHECK IN DESK 2003 PHOTO BOB PROCTOR
NEW SANO HOTEL GIFT SHOP 2003 PHOTO BOB PROCTOR
NEW SANO HOTEL LOBBY AND JEWELRY SHOP 2003 
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NEW SANO HOTEL TRAVEL SERVICE DESK 2003 
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NAVY EXCHANGE NEW SANO HOTEL 2003 
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SUTTER'S GENERAL STORE NEW SANO HOTEL 2003 
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INDOOR SWIMMING POOL NEW SANO HOTEL 2003 
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STAKE HOUSE ONE OF 3 RESTAURANTS IN THE NEW SANO. THE HOTEL ALSO HAS A MEN'S AND WOMEN'S SAUNA AND A EXERCISE ROOM 2003 PHOTO BOB PROCTOR
TOKYO TRAIN STATION 2003 PHOTO BOB PROCTOR
THE ENGIN OF A BULLETT TRAIN THE TRAINS HAVE FROM 4 TO 16 CARS AND TRAVEL UP TO 200 MPH. THE SHORT TRAINS ARE LOCAL TRAINS AND MAKE ALL STOPS THE 8 CAR TRAINS ARE SIMI EXPRESS TRAINS AND THE 16 CAR TRAINS ARE EXPRESS TRAINS FOR THE MOST PART. 2003 
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INSIDE THE BULLETT TRAIN THE GIRL IS SELLING BOX LUNCHES AND DRINKS 2003 
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VIEW 1 OF THE GINZA AT NIGHT 2003 PHOTO BOB PROCTOR
VIEW 2 OF THE GINZA 2003 PHOTO BOB PROCTOR
VIEW 3 OF THE GINZA 2003 PHOTO BOB PROCTOR
VIEW 4 OF THE GINZA 2003 PHOTO BOB PROCTOR
TOKYO TOWER AT NIGHT 2003 PHOTO BOB PROCTOR
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THE IMPERIAL PALACE HOTEL 1947 PHOTO JAMES E. GATES
THE MITSUBISHI TOWER ON THE GINZA 1968 PHOTO BY TOM KRAUSE
ANOTHER VIEW OF THE MITSUBISHI TOWER 1968 PHOTO BY TOM KRAUSE
TOKYO TOWER 1968 PHOTO BY TOM KRAUSE
A MOTE AROUND THE IMPERIAL PALACE WITH THE DAI-ICHI BUILDING IN THE BACKGROUND 1954
PHOTO JAMES MOSS

TSUKIJI HONGANJI TEMPLE VERY CLOSE TO THE TSUKJI FISH MARKET 1954
PHOTO JAMES MOSS
THANKS TO ALLAN MURPHY FOR IDENTIFYING THE TEMPLE
THE DIET BUILDING SEAT OF GOVERNMENT OF JAPAN 1954
PHOTO JAMES MOSS
INCENSE POT AT A VERY FAMOUS TEMPLE IN ASAKUS SENSO-JI ALSO CALLED KINRYUZAN 1954 
PHOTO JAMES MOSS
TOKYO TO FLAG
EMPEROR HIROHITO AND GENERAL DOUGLAS MACARTHUR ABOUT 1945
OFFICIAL PHOTO
THE GATE TO HARDY BARRACKS WITH A JAPANESE GUARD.
HARDY BARRACKS IS IN THE HEART OF TOKYO IN THE ROPPONGI WARD. IT WAS HEADQUARTERS OF JAPAN CENTRAL COMMAND FROM 1945 TO 1956 AND THE HOME OF STARS AND STRIPES FROM 1945 TO 1973 WHEN THEY MOVED TO TACHIKAWA. WHEN TACHIKAWA CLOSED THEY MOVED TO YOKOTA AB WHERE THEY ARE TODAY. IT WAS ALSO THE HOME OF ARMED FORCES RADIO FAR EAST NETWORK (FEN RADIO). I AM NOT SURE IF THEIR NEW HEADQUARTERS IS AT YOKOTA AB, CAMP ZAMA OR YOKOSUKA NAVY BASE. HARDY BARRACKS IS NOW A MILITARY RECREATION HOTEL. LESS EXPENSIVE THEN THE NEW SANO RUN BY THE NAVY AND NOT A ELLIGANT. THEY HAVE SUITES AND SINGLE ROOMS.
PHOTO 1953 BY JAMES MCDEVITT
PHIL GIANACOVA ON BRIDGE IN AOYAMA PARK.
PHOTO 1953 JAMES MCDEVITT
TOKYO OLYMPICS, 1964
PHOTO LARRY JONES
THE FLIGHT LINE AT HANEDA  TOKYO INTERNATIONAL 1966
PHOTO GEORGE LORD
ANOTHER VIEW OF THE FLIGHT LINE HANEDA TOKYO
 INTERNATIONAL 1966
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PLANES PARKED ON THE FLIGHT LINE HANEDA TOKYO INTERNATIONAL 1966
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HANEDA TOKYO INTERNATIONAL AIRPORT 1966
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1966 PHOTO GEORGE LORD
JUST UP THE ROAD FROM THE TOKYO AERIAL MAIL TERMINAL OL 100% JAPAN DISTRICT USAF PACIFIC POSTAL AND COURIER REGION 1966 
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CARL LINDBERG AT THE OLYMPIC VILLAGE 1967
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THE INFORMATION ON THE FOLLOWING PHOTOS CAME JIM IN OSAKA
The building is the Harajuku Train Station between Shinjuku, Harajuku, Yoyogi and Shibuya stations on the "loop line." If I had to place it in a larger residential/business context, I would say "near Shibuya" and not "near nor in Shinjuku." It is one of the few station buildings on the Tokyo Yamanote (loop) line that is old enough to be "pre WW2." Up to about 50 years ago, it was a very quiet area of homes and small stores catering to those fairly well to do. It is located right next to the entrance to Meiji Shrine as well very close to the entrance to the US Army's Washington Heights Dependent Housing Area (from 1947 through 1962 or 1963). Only officers lived there from1947 to perhaps the early 1960s. Both officers and enlisted lived there until it was closed down and new housing was built further west and closer to Fuchu Air Station and Tachikawa Air Base (on the site of the old Chofu Air Field, the housing area was named "Kanto Mura.") The Washington Heights Dependent Housing was used as housing for the participants in the 1964 Olympics, the houses were later torn down (except for one which was left as a "historical artifact") and most of the area is now a public park.  

Back to Harajuku: The area was "discovered" by the youth crowd in the 1970s and 80s and is now full of shops catering to the young, "in" crowd and tourists who want to look at the "young in crowd. Probably about the last time I got on or off a train in Harajuku was in the early 60s.

IN FRONT OF THE STATION IS NUI, BELLA BANGORN 12 MARCH 2018 
PHOTO WISSARUT NALEK
BANGORN IN FRONT OF HARAJIKU STATION
12 MARCH 2018 PHOTO WISSARUT NALEK
BANGORN AND OTHER IN FRONT OF HARAJIKU STATION
12 MARCH 2018 PHOTO WISSARUT NALEK
SHIBUYA DEPARETMENT STORE IN SHINJIKU 12 MARCH 2018
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BANGORN, BELLA AND NUI IN FRONT OF SHINJUKU STATION 
12 MARCH 2018 PHOTO WISSARUT NALEK
NUI, BELLA AND BANGORN NEAR SHINJUKU STATION
12 MARCH 2018 PHOTO WISSARUT NALEK
TAKESHITA STREET 12 MARCH 2018
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