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  Tokyo - Printer-friendly - MSN Encarta
Tokyo is located at the head of Tokyo Bay, midway along the eastern coast of Honshū, the largest of the four main islands of the Japanese archipelago.
The historic districts of Tokyo are mainly to the north and east of the Imperial Palace.
Tokyo Metropolis extends to the west of the central city and has a population of 12,168,247 (2005); it is one of the largest urban areas in the world.
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 Ogasawara Islands - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
The Ogasawara islands are a part of an island arc known geologically as a 'fore arc'.
The crust of the Ogasawara (Bonin) Islands was formed by volcanic activity when subduction began about 45-50 million years ago, and is composed mostly of an andesitic volcanic rock called boninite, which is rich in magnesium oxide, chromium, and silicon dioxide.
Ogasawara was claimed by Japan from the British in 1875 and became part of Tokyo prefecture in 1880.
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/Ogasawara_Islands   (1581 words)

 Tokyo - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Tokyo was already the nation's political, economic, 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.
Tokyo, like Osaka has been designed since about the turn of the century (1900) to be rail-centric, that is centered around major train stations in a high density fashion, so suburban railways were built relatively cheaply at street level.
Tokyo was rated by the Economist Intelligence Unit as the most expensive (highest cost-of-living) city in the world for 14 years in a row ending in 2006.
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/Tokyo,_Japan   (2953 words)

 www.xuzo.com - Tokyo Kanto prefecture   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-30)
Tokyo brings the most modern wonders of technology, commerce and architecture side by side with the old, and has something for everyone.
The center of Tokyo — the former area reserved for the Shogun and his samurai — lies within the loop, while the Edo-era downtown (下町 shitamachi) is to the extreme north and east.
Tokyo's main international gateway is Narita Airport (成田空港 NRT), located in the town of Narita nearly 70 kilometers northeast of Tokyo and covered in a separate article.
xuzo.com /geography/japan/tokyo-kanto-prefecture.html   (1164 words)

 Kokushi Dojo, Inc. - Mr. Nagayasu Ogasawara - Westwood, NJ
Ogasawara is cheif instructor at Kokushi Dojo in Westwood, New Jersey, where he teaches many young people and adults the sport of judo.
Ogasawara received the Coach of the Year Award from the following organizations: U.S. Olympic Committee and the Metropolitan Judo Association, both in 1996, U.S. National Collegiate Judo Association in 1993, and the Eastern Collegiate Judo Association in 1991.
Ogasawara is a 7th degree fl belt master in Judo, Karate and Jujitsu.
www.dojos.com /kokushi/index.htm   (411 words)

 Tokyo - City Guide
Tokyo is also one of Japan's 47 prefectures, but is called a metropolis (to) rather than a prefecture (ken).
The metropolis of Tokyo consists of 23 city wards (ku), 26 cities, 5 towns and 8 villages, including the Izu and Ogasawara Islands, several small Pacific Islands in the south of Japan's main island Honshu.
Large parts of Tokyo were destroyed in the Great Kanto Earthquake of 1923 and in the air raids of 1945.
www.japan-guide.com /e/e2164.html   (467 words)

 Tokyo travel guide - Wikitravel
Tokyo is essentially a gigantic (and fascinating) warren of narrow streets with no names which is best explored using a mixture of the excellent mass transit system and your feet.
Tokyo has a vast array of sights, but the first items on the agenda of most visitors are the temples of Asakusa, the gardens of the Imperial Palace (in Chiyoda) and the Meiji Shrine (in Harajuku).
Tokyo is probably one of the safest cities you will ever visit, and Japan in general is one of the safest places to visit in the world.
wikitravel.org /en/Tokyo   (6140 words)

 Okino Torishima
Okino-Torishima belongs to Ogasawara Village, Tokyo Prefecture, and is Japan's southernmost island.
This island seems to be a reef, but according to the definition of the United Nations Convention on the Law of Sea[1], Okino-Torishima is an island.
Tokyo Prefecture used to manage, but the Japanese government has directed Okino-Torishima since July 1999 in order to avoid losing the territory, closed sea (territorial waters), and EEZ.
www.geocities.com /kunitaka_tanaka/territories/okino-torishima.html   (334 words)

 JPRI Occasional Paper No. 15
The Ogasawara mashiko, gabicho, and karasubato (brambling, laughing thrush and wood-pigeon), although they are featured on stamps celebrating the islands' natural diversity, disappeared along with the forests that were their home.
The Ogasawaras are also rich in butterflies, moths, and dragonflies, and, as was only recently realized, some rare and precious kinds of snails, no less than ten of which (including one known as the Anijima katamaimai that was first discovered in 1989) are known to exist only in Anijima.
The question posed by Ogasawara is how to find a formula for 'development' that will cause the islands to prosper and the residents to be employed in profitable and satisfying tasks without bringing about the destruction of the natural assets that made the islands unique in the first place.
www.jpri.org /publications/occasionalpapers/op15.html   (3371 words)

 Ogasawara Whale Watching
The Ogasawara Islands is an archipelago of about 30 small rocky islands.
Only 2 of the islands are inhabited: Chichi-jima, about 1,000 kilometers south of Tokyo, and Haha-jima, 50 kilometers farther south.
Ogasawara Whale Watching Association (OWA) was established in March 1989 to help manage and regulate whale watching, and to operate as an information center.
www.h2.dion.ne.jp /~owa/english/e_content.html   (680 words)

 Ogasawara Islands - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
The boat leaves from Takeshiba port in Tokyo Bay, and the trip takes around 25.5 hours (in good weather).
Even today, the emergency service takes several hours, and help does not necessarily arrive in time.
There is also a sightseeing taxi service, a rental car company, motorized scooter rental services and a bike rental service, as well as other amenities.
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/Ogasawara,_Tokyo   (1581 words)

 stocks, shares, news, FTSE, online trading - Interactive Investor   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-30)
TOKYO (AFX-ASIA) - The dollar remained firm against the euro as US jobs data came in better than expected on Friday, reducing the likelihood of a 50 basis point cut in interest rates by the Federal Reserve, dealers said.
At 2.00 pm, the euro was quoted at 1.1691 dollars in Tokyo, compared with 1.1650 in late New York trading last Friday.
The Bank of Japan spent a record 3.98 trln yen in May intervening in the currency market to try to halt a rapid rise in the yen that may choke of Japanese exporters' competitiveness.
www.iii.co.uk /shares/?type=news&articleid=4665289&action=article   (627 words)

 Cruise and Resort : Destinations
During the Meiji Restoration of 1868, the emperor and the capital were moved from Kyoto to Edo, which was renamed Tokyo ("Eastern Capital").
Small as it is, Tokyo's geographical features are rich in variety, comprising low lands of only four meters above the sea-level and mountainous areas of over 2000 meters.
In addition to all of the rich culture, the incredible temples, the strikingly beautiful gardens; and the brightly colored festivals in the streets; there is a very modern city with all the business and shopping you could desire.
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 Bonin Islands 1999
The super-organized may care to call the Ogasawara Maru people on 0334515171 to try to dovetail the 2 ships; I suspect this will be difficult with the Kyoshu Maru being unpredictable and the Ogasawara Maru operating on a non-daily basis.
For 2-3d trips from Tokyo I strongly recomend Karuizawa, which will give you many of the commoner Japanese specialities, and possibly Kyoto, where Kaizu-Ozaki Point on the northern shore of nearby Lake Biwa held a Scaly-sided Merganser in winter 1999 - I think this is not guaranteed annually.
Miyakejima (an island 160km S of Tokyo, accessible by daily ferry) gave me the Izu Islands Thrush and the Japanese Murrelet (take a small boat to its breeding islets of Sanbondake) in March 1999, tho' I was too early for Ijima's Willow Warbler and Japanese Night Heron.
www.camacdonald.com /birding/tripreports/Ogasawara99.html   (2357 words)

 WORLDTWITCH - Japan 2004 Birding Trip Report by Dave Sargeant & Panadda Panthong
The 28-hour trip from Tokyo to Chichijima, 1,000 km to the south, must be considered one of the most exciting ferry journeys in the world.
At least 30,000 from the Ogasawara ferry on both 29-May and 3-Jun. Huge numbers of at least 50,000+ from the Izu ferry on 4-Jun. Numerous rafts totalling 15,000+ birds seen from Mikurajima on 5-Jun and 6-Jun. A few corpses on roads around Mikurajima on 5-Jun did not appear to be direct road casualties.
A single from the Ogasawara ferry on 29-May, and 2 on 30-May. On the return journey one from the Hahajima ferry on 2-Jun and 3 from the Ogasawara ferry on the same date.
www.worldtwitch.com /japan_sargeant_2004.htm   (17122 words)

 Japan hotels in tokyo, osaka, kyoto, hiroshima, okinawa, sapporo
Tokyo consists of the southwestern part of the Kanto Region, the Izu Islands, and the Ogasawara islands.
Tokyo is not only the center of politics and economy of Japan, but also developed as the center of world economy and culture, and it offers a number of must-see places.
In the Osaka City is the Osaka Castle with a five-layer donjon as its core, on a lawn park that stretches for about 60,000 square meters.
www.asia-planet.com /japan/index.htm   (615 words)

 Tate Modern | Century City | Tokyo
USA returns Ogasawara Islands (Tokyo Prefecture) to Japan.
National Museum of Modern Art, Tokyo, moves to new building designed by Taniguchi Yoshiro.
Tokyo Biennale ’70: Between Man and Matter, Tokyo Metropolitan Art Museum.
www.tate.org.uk /modern/exhibitions/centurycity/timeline_tokyo.htm   (368 words)

 Funds growth mutual stock - Funds - Find Best Resources
When you think of the Ogasawara island chain, think of Bermuda as part and parcel of New York City, or of Madeira as a distant fragment of London; these comparisons pretty much convey the relationship--and contrast--between the monstrous grey metropolis of Tokyo and what is termed Ogasawara-mura--"Ogasawara village," Tokyo's farthest-flung suburb.
Although they are part of Tokyo, the weekly 26-hour sea voyage that the journey requires means that it takes longer to get from downtown Tokyo to the Ogasawaras than it does to go from Tokyo to just about any other city in the world.
The original settlers were given Japanese citizenship in 1877, and as the 19th century drew to a close, the islandsbecame a part of Tokyo.
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 Information on Ogasawara Diving and Islands
We tend to forget that it is part of Tokyo.
This is the first article that I have seen about diving in Ogasawara Islands in English diving magazines or on the Internet.
It is a rather comprehensive introduction of Ogasawara, not only on diving but also on other activities, history, vegetation, so forth.
www.divejapan.com /ogasainf.htm   (1059 words)

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Geographical Location The park is located at Ogasawara (Bonin Islands) and Kazan Retto (Volcano Islands), in the north-west Pacific, 1,000km south of Tokyo.
They were transferred to the administration of Tokyo metropolitan area, following the end of the American occupation in 1968.
Ogasawara Marine Park was created on 16 October 1972 along with the National Park.
www.unep-wcmc.org /sites/pa/1322v.htm   (923 words)

 Bloomberg.com: Currencies
The data ``confirms that authorities are really trying to stop the sharp appreciation of the yen,'' Satoru Ogasawara, a Tokyo-based foreign exchange strategist at Credit Suisse First Boston, said in an interview on Bloomberg Television.
in Tokyo, from 118.02 late in New York yesterday, and is down from 116.88 late Monday.
The U.S. currency was trading at $1.1881 per euro in Tokyo, from $1.1909 late in New York.
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 Tokyo Prefecture of Japan - Japan's Geography
Tokyo prefecture (Tokyo-to) is located in the Kanto region on Honshu island, Japan.
Geography: Tokyo prefecture is divided into mainland and island areas.
Wards: Tokyo prefecture has 23 special wards (特別区; Tokubetsuku), equivalent to cities with elected mayors and assemblies.
www.japan-101.com /geography/geography_prefecture_tokyo.htm   (166 words)

 Run the Tokyo Gauntlet
Experience the chaos of Tokyo by creating some of your own.
The "Hash" is a weekly running game—formed by British expats in 1938—where members, or "harriers," chase one runner nominated as the "hare," who marks a crazy trail through the city with chalk or paper.
Tokyo's local chapter has been causing a ruckus since the mid-70s.
away.com /tripideas/tokyo-kanto-running-307672.html   (224 words)

 Forex - Dollar firmer vs yen in Tokyo after overnight losses on yuan change - Forbes.com   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-30)
TOKYO (AFX) - The US dollar continued to gain against the yen in early afternoon trade here, after falling sharply overnight following China's decision to end the yuan's decade-old peg to the dollar, dealers said.
Credit Suisse First Boston currency strategist Satoru Ogasawara said the revaluation of the yuan should be viewed merely as an initial step in a series of currency steps China may take in the future.
This may raise the greenback to the 111-112 yen level in the near future,' Ogasawara said.
www.forbes.com /markets/feeds/afx/2005/07/22/afx2151834.html   (688 words)

 Shipping, shipbuilding, offshore news
Japan's Construction and Transport Ministry and the Tokyo metropolitan government will abandon plans to put the Techno Superliner, built with 11.5 billion yen in public money, in service between Tokyo and Chichijima in the Ogasawara Islands Japan's Daily Yomiuri reports, The problem lies in "huge predicted operating deficits," sources told the newspaper.
The TSL, which is nearing completion at Mitsui's Tamano Works, is most likely to be scrapped without entering commercial operations as the ministry and the metropolitan government concluded that they could not subsidize its operations.
The plan was to operate between Tokyo and Ogasawara, cutting the journey time from the present 25 hours to 16-17 hours.
www.marinelog.com /DOCS/NEWSMMV/2005jul0252.html   (258 words)

 Bloomberg.com: Top Worldwide
May 30 (Bloomberg) -- The yen fell in Tokyo trading on trader expectations a report will show the Bank of Japan sold a record amount of its currency this month to stem gains that hurt exports, fueling speculation it is prepared to do more.
The data may confirm ``that authorities are really trying to stop the sharp appreciation of the yen,'' Satoru Ogasawara, a Tokyo-based foreign exchange strategist at Credit Suisse First Boston, said in an interview on Bloomberg Television.
in Tokyo, will probably reveal ``the BOJ was intervening throughout the month of May, yet the dollar seems unable to really hold on,'' said Kirby Daley, a vice president at Fimat Division, Societe Generale Securities in Tokyo.
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 New Developments in Ultrahigh-Pressure Tectonics and Metamorphism I Posters - Tectonophysics [T]
Previously described titanite-bearing calcite marble is diamond-free (A-type) and is characterized by titanite with coesite exsolution (Ogasawara et al., 2002).
Recently, we found a small amount of diamond in calcite marble (B-type) that is characterized by microdiamond in diopside, and by the lack of K-feldspar and low amount of titanite.
The amount of hydroxyl incorporated in diopside in diamond-free UHP marble from the Kokchetav, northern Kazakhstan was examined with micro-Fourier transform IR spectroscopy.
www.agu.org /meetings/fm04/fm04-sessions/fm04_T21A.html   (6024 words)

 Emerging Isles of the Marianas and Japan | marianas | guam | ogasawara group | tokyo | Iwo Jima | Tinian
The island was given back to Japan in the late 1980's, and today Chi Chi Jima is a national park and resort area for snorkelers and divers.
We will have the opportunity to explore this island where nearly 40% of the higher plant species and 75% of the land birds are endemic to the island group, including the Bonin Islands Fruit Bat, the Ryukyu Flying Fox, the Ogasawara Dragonfly, the Bonin Islands Honeyeater, the Bonin Grosbeak, and the Bonin Islands Thrush.
Once in Tokyo, we will take a scenic transfer from the domestic airport to Narita International Airport (approximate driving time will be 75 minutes), where we will board our flight for Los Angeles.
www.infohub.com /TRAVEL/SIT/sit_pages/13569.html   (1583 words)

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