Lodge 640 History 
At a meeting of Master Masons held on 4 February 1879, it was proposed that a new lodge under the Scottish Constitution be formed in Yokohama. This petition was supported and recommended by the following distinguished brethren.
|Chas. Wiggins||R.W.M.||Lodge Hiogo and Osaka 498||S.C.|
|H. St. J. Browne||P.M.||Lodge Hiogo and Osaka 498||S.C.|
|C. H. Dallas||D.G.M||Japan||E.C.|
|J. J. Enslie||W.M.||Yokohama Lodge 1092||E.C.|
|W. E. Clark||W.M.||Otentosama Lodge 1263||E.C.|
The petition was forwarded to the Grand Lodge of Scotland on 12 March 1879 and presented to Grand Lodge on 1 May of that year. A charter (see full text) was granted, and at a meeting held on 16 September, the lodge was consecrated and the Master and Office Bearers installed, Lodge Star in the East becoming the sixth Masonic lodge in Japan.
|Founded||Name and Number||Constitution||Location||Active|
|1866||Yokohama Lodge 1092||E.C.||Yokohama||No|
|1869||Otentosama Lodge 1263||E.C.||Yokohama||No|
|1870||Lodge Hiogo and Osaka 498||S.C.||Kobe||Yes|
|1871||Nippon Lodge 1344||E.C.||Tokyo||No|
|1872||Rising Sun Lodge 1401||E.C.||Kobe||Yes|
|1879||Lodge Star in the East 640||S.C.||Yokohama||Yes|
|1885||Lodge Nagasaki 710||S.C.||Nagasaki||No|