41 Facts About Tokyo Metropolis

1. Tokyo Metropolis has the largest city economy in the world and is one of three major global centers of trade and commerce along with New York City and London.

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2. Tokyo Metropolis was formerly named Edo when Shogun Tokugawa Ieyasu made the city his headquarters in 1603.

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3. Tokyo Metropolis is served by an extensive bus network, and numerous taxi companies.

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4. Tokyo Metropolis is served by numerous train, subway and bus lines.

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5. Tokyo Metropolis is linked to the rest of Japan by road, rail, and air.

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6. In 1964, Tokyo Metropolis hosted the summer Olympic Games and will stage the Olympics again in 2020.

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7. Tokyo Metropolis is the seat of the Emperor of Japan, the figurehead of Japan's constitutional monarchy, who lives in the Imperial Palace in the heart of Tokyo.

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8. Tokyo Metropolis is on the Kanto plain, bordering Tokyo Metropolis Bay, 35 degrees 41 minutes north latitude and 139 degrees 46 minutes east longitude.

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9. Tokyo Metropolis is located roughly in the middle of the Japanese archipelago facing the Pacific Ocean.

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10. Tokyo Metropolis is the capital city of Japan, and the biggest city in Japan in terms of population and area.

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11. Tokyo Metropolis is the city with the most millionaires in the world but London has the most multi-millionaires and New York the most billionaires.

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12. Tokyo Metropolis is one of the most densely populated cities in the world.

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13. Tokyo Metropolis is a metropolitan prefecture comprising administrative entities of special wards and municipalities.

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14. Tokyo Metropolis covers an area of 2,188 square kilometers.

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15. Tokyo Metropolis is one of the world's most important cities in terms of economic power and influence, and it serves as the corporate and communications hub for the E Pacific Rim.

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16. Tokyo Metropolis stores bring the goods of the world home to the domestic market.

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17. Tokyo Metropolis is intersected by the Sumida River and has an extensive network of canals.

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18. Tokyo Metropolis was particularly affected by an economic boom in Japan in the 1980s when the country emerged as a global financial center rivaling Europe and the United States.

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19. Tokyo Metropolis incurred heavy damage from Allied bombings in World War II, when US Air Force raids reduced large sections of the city to rubble.

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20. Tokyo Metropolis is located on the Pacific on the eastern coast of Honshu, the largest of the four main islands comprising Japan.

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21. Greater Tokyo Metropolis is the world's most populous metropolitan area and is the center of Japanese culture, finance, and government.

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22. Tokyo Metropolis was known as Edo until 1868, when the Japanese imperial family was moved there from Kyoto.

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23. Tokyo Metropolis is one of the best shopping destinations in the world.

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24. Tokyo Metropolis is known for its extremely busy public transportation as made famous on youtube.

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25. Tokyo Metropolis is Japan's No 1 English magazine, covering the nation's culture, fashion, entertainment and lifestyle for both local residents and aficionados abroad.

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26. Tokyo Metropolis was a founding member of the C40 Cities Climate Leadership Group.

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27. Tokyo Metropolis is the founder member of the Asian Network of Major Cities 21 and is a member of the Council of Local Authorities for International Relations.

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28. Tokyo Metropolis hosts modern Japanese and international pop, and rock music at venues ranging in size from intimate clubs to internationally known areas such as the Nippon Budokan.

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29. Tokyo Metropolis was rated by the Economist Intelligence Unit as the most expensive city in the world for 14 years in a row ending in 2006.

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30. In 2006, Tokyo Metropolis enacted the "10 Year Project for Green Tokyo" to be realised by 2016.

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31. Tokyo Metropolis often sees typhoons every year, though few are strong.

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32. Tokyo Metropolis will be the first Asian city to host the Olympic Games twice.

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33. Tokyo Metropolis still sees new urban developments on large lots of less profitable land.

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34. In 1943, the city of Tokyo Metropolis merged with the prefecture of Tokyo to form the "Metropolitan Prefecture" of Tokyo.

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35. The city of Tokyo Metropolis was officially established on May 1, 1889.

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36. Tokyo Metropolis was already the nation's political and cultural center, and the emperor's residence made it a de facto imperial capital as well, with the former Edo Castle becoming the Imperial Palace.

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37. Tokyo Metropolis was originally a small fishing village named Edo, in what was formerly part of the old Musashi Province.

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38. Tokyo Metropolis was ranked first out of all sixty cities in the 2017 Safe Cities Index.

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39. In 2015, Tokyo Metropolis was named the Most Liveable City in the world by the magazine Monocle.

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40. Tokyo Metropolis was formerly named Edo when Shogun Tokugawa Ieyasu made the city as his headquarters in 1603.

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41. Tokyo Metropolis forms part of the Kanto region on the southeastern side of Japan's main island, Honshu, and includes the Izu Islands and Ogasawara Islands.

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