48 Facts About Tokyo Metropolitan Prefecture

1. Tokyo Metropolitan Prefecture, meaning "Eastern Capital", was the name given to the city of Edo when the seat of the imperial family was moved there from Kyoto ("Capital City") in 1868.

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2. Tokyo Metropolitan Prefecture, meaning "Eastern Capital", was the name given to the city of Edo when the seat of the imperial family was moved there from Kyoto ("Capital City") in 1868.

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3. Tokyo Metropolitan Prefecture, meaning "Eastern Capital", was the name given to the city of Edo when the seat of the imperial family was moved there from Kyoto ("Capital City") in 1868.

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4. Tokyo Metropolitan Prefecture's envisioned ordinance bans physical punishment and other actions by guardians that inflict physical and mental suffering on children.

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5. Tokyo Metropolitan Prefecture was formerly named Edo when Shogun Tokugawa Ieyasu made the city his headquarters in 1603.

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6. Tokyo Metropolitan Prefecture is served by an extensive bus network, and numerous taxi companies.

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7. Tokyo Metropolitan Prefecture is served by numerous train, subway and bus lines.

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8. Tokyo Metropolitan Prefecture is linked to the rest of Japan by road, rail, and air.

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9. Tokyo Metropolitan Prefecture has over 100 universities and colleges, hundreds of museums and over 200 parks and gardens.

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10. In 1964, Tokyo Metropolitan Prefecture hosted the summer Olympic Games and will stage the Olympics again in 2020.

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11. Tokyo Metropolitan Prefecture became a major city, and one of the world's most populous, from the beginning of the 17th century.

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12. Tokyo Metropolitan Prefecture 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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13. Tokyo Metropolitan Prefecture is on the Kanto plain, bordering Tokyo Metropolitan Prefecture Bay, 35 degrees 41 minutes north latitude and 139 degrees 46 minutes east longitude.

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14. Tokyo Metropolitan Prefecture is located roughly in the middle of the Japanese archipelago facing the Pacific Ocean.

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15. Tokyo Metropolitan Prefecture is the capital city of Japan, and the biggest city in Japan in terms of population and area.

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16. Tokyo Metropolitan Prefecture is a vast metropolis, and it would take more than a lifetime to properly get to know it.

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17. Tokyo Metropolitan Prefecture was the site of the 1964 summer Olympic games, and in 2013 it was selected as the site for the 2020 summer games.

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18. Tokyo Metropolitan Prefecture 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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19. Tokyo Metropolitan Prefecture stores bring the goods of the world home to the domestic market.

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20. Tokyo Metropolitan Prefecture is intersected by the Sumida River and has an extensive network of canals.

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21. Tokyo Metropolitan Prefecture 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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22. In 1932, the city limits of Tokyo Metropolitan Prefecture were broadened to coincide with the prefectural boundaries, except in the west, where a county system persisted.

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23. Tokyo Metropolitan Prefecture 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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24. Tokyo Metropolitan Prefecture is located on the Pacific on the eastern coast of Honshu, the largest of the four main islands comprising Japan.

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

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26. Tokyo Metropolitan Prefecture was known as Edo until 1868, when the Japanese imperial family was moved there from Kyoto.

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27. Greater Tokyo Metropolitan Prefecture contains a third of the universities in the country.

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28. Tokyo Metropolitan Prefecture would like to go yet farther afield, bringing water that now flows into the Sea of Japan across the mountains by tunnel to the Tone.

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29. Tokyo Metropolitan Prefecture, meaning "Eastern Capital", was the name given to the city of Edo when the seat of the imperial family was moved there from Kyoto ("Capital City") in 1868.

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30. Tokyo Metropolitan Prefecture was formerly known as Edo in the 20th century.

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31. Tokyo Metropolitan Prefecture is one of the best shopping destinations in the world.

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32. Tokyo Metropolitan Prefecture is home to some of the most expensive and acclaimed restaurants in the world.

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33. Tokyo Metropolitan Prefecture is known for its extremely busy public transportation as made famous on youtube.

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34. Tokyo Metropolitan Prefecture 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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35. Tokyo Metropolitan Prefecture 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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36. Tokyo Metropolitan Prefecture 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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37. In 2006, Tokyo Metropolitan Prefecture enacted the "10 Year Project for Green Tokyo" to be realised by 2016.

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38. Tokyo Metropolitan Prefecture often sees typhoons every year, though few are strong.

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39. Tokyo Metropolitan Prefecture will be the first Asian city to host the Olympic Games twice.

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40. Tokyo Metropolitan Prefecture still sees new urban developments on large lots of less profitable land.

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

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42. The city of Tokyo Metropolitan Prefecture was officially established on May 1, 1889.

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43. Tokyo Metropolitan Prefecture 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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44. Tokyo Metropolitan Prefecture was originally a small fishing village named Edo, in what was formerly part of the old Musashi Province.

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45. Tokyo Metropolitan Prefecture was ranked first out of all sixty cities in the 2017 Safe Cities Index.

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46. In 2015, Tokyo Metropolitan Prefecture was named the Most Liveable City in the world by the magazine Monocle.

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47. Tokyo Metropolitan Prefecture was formerly named Edo when Shogun Tokugawa Ieyasu made the city as his headquarters in 1603.

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48. Tokyo Metropolitan Prefecture 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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