Long long ago
The Japanese rulers of those days were eager to trade but they were afraid that Christianity might be a danger to the country, native converts might facilitate an invasion by a European power, and in 1639 the government decided to thoroughly suppress Christianity and expel all foreigners except the Dutch and Chinese, who were willing to trade without engaging in missionary activities. In 1641 the Dutch were ordered to move their trading post to Dejima, a small artificial island in the harbor of Nagasaki. The city became Japan's sole gateway for international trade and exchange till 1859 when the isolation was ended.
Karaoke Karaoke Karaoke
This place is the same as the usual karaoke bar, but it's a little more spacious than most of the closets. They actually have room for a couple couches inside. The same two ladies run the place every night, Mama-son (I don't know her real name) and Yuka. They keep me entertained. This is definitely one of my favorite bars in Sasebo. Whatever!!!
Naval base City
"unforgetable journey to japan"
The greatest feature of Sasebo City is its port. Sasebo Port which opened in 1889 was designated as the first post-war trading port in Western Japan, and the city’s main industry of shipbuilding flourished because of it. In 1952, the American Naval Base was established in Sasebo, and the city subsequently developed as the “Naval Base City”. Even to this day there are many places that have an American feel to them such as the hamburger shops, which are the relics of the post-war days, bars frequented by Americans and the streets with rows of red brick buildings.