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  Kids.Net.Au - Encyclopedia > Tokyo prefecture
Tokyo prefecture (東京都; Tokyo-to) is located on Honshu island, Japan.
Tokyo prefecture is part of the Kanto region, the capital is Shinjuku.
Tokyo prefecture is divided into wards (区; Ku), cities (市部; Shibu) and islands (島; shima).
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  Wikipedia: Tokyo
Tokyo is the business center of the country as well as the home of the Japanese emperor and the seat of the national government.
Tokyo is often considered part of the Greater Tokyo Area, which consists of Tokyo prefecture itself and the surrounding prefectures of Kanagawa, Saitama and Chiba.
It borders Chiba prefecture in the east, Yamanashi prefecture in the west, Kanagawa prefecture in the south, and Saitama prefecture in the north.
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 Tokyo Travel Guide - Description, history of Tokyo city tours, hotels, flights, sightseeing, trips, tickets
It is counted as one of the 47 prefectures of Japan and commonly referred to as the capital of Japan with the government of Japan and the Emperor of Japan residing in Chiyoda Ward.
Tokyo is a place where the urgent rhythms of consumer culture collide with the quieter moments that linger from older traditions.
Tokyo's re-emergence from wartime trauma was complete at the Summer Olympics, which publicized the city on an international stage and brought global attention to the "economic miracle".
www.bestcitiestravel.com /tokyo   (1249 words)

 tokyo - Article and Reference from OnPedia.com
Tokyo is the central place of politics, economy, culture and academics in Japan as well as the home of the Japanese emperor and the seat of the national government, as well as a major business and financial centre for all of East Asia.
Tokyo is also part of the Greater Tokyo Area, which consists of Tokyo itself and the surrounding prefectures of Kanagawa, Saitama and Chiba.
Tokyo's re-emergence from wartime trauma was complete at the 1964 Summer Olympics, which publicized the city on an international stage and brought global attention to the "economic miracle".
www.onpedia.com /encyclopedia/Tokyo   (2620 words)

 Tokyo. The Columbia Encyclopedia, Sixth Edition. 2001-05
Tokyo proper consists of an urban area divided into wards, a county area with farms and mountain villages, and the Izu Islands stretching to the S of Tokyo Bay.
Tokyo is also 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.
Tokyo Tower, reputedly the highest (1,092 ft/333 m) steel-supported structure of its type in the world, was built in 1958.
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 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.
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 Prefectures of Japan Summary
It is bordered by Gumma, Fukushima, Ibaraki, and Saitama prefectures.
Although there were initially over 300 prefectures, many of them being former han territories, this number was reduced to 72 in the latter part of 1871, and 47 in 1888.
In 1943, Tokyo City was abolished, Tokyo-fu became Tokyo-to, and Tokyo's wards became the special wards, local authorities falling directly under the prefecture in hierarchy, each with their own elected assemblies (kugikai) and mayors (kucho).
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Tokyo (東京都; Tōkyō, literally "eastern capital"), is one of the 47 prefectures of Japan located in the Kanto region on Japan's largest island of Honshu.
Tokyo is commonly referred to as the capital of Japan with the government of Japan and the Emperor of Japan residing in Chiyoda Ward.
There is no city named "Tokyo." Tokyo is actually designated as a "metropolis" (都 -to), similar to a prefecture (県 -ken), consisting of 23 special wards (区; -ku), 26 cities (市 -shi), 5 towns (町 -cho or machi), and 8 villages (村 -son or mura) each having a local government.
photoguide.jp /txt/Tokyo   (3433 words)

 Tokyo Prefecture   (Site not responding. Last check: )
Tokyo prefecture actually extends some 50 miles to the west of the Imperial Palace and incorporates large tracts of remote, mountainous countryside as well as the more familiar urban landmarks.
In recent years the population of Tokyo has been declining as land use in the downtown area turns from residential to commercial purposes.
Viewed from a satellite these prefectures are indistinguishable in the urban mass which surrounds the head of Tokyo Bay.
hkuhist2.hku.hk /nakasendo/tokyo.htm   (286 words)

 Book Review - Tokyo Rising by Edward Seidensticker
Tokyo's population has fluctuated greatly since the great earthquake in 1923, but the book does little to explain the reasons or to show the ties to historical events, other than the sharp decrease in 1945 as a result of the many air bombings by the Allied forces.
The population of Tokyo prefecture rose rapidly after 1920 (3.7 million in 1920, 4.5 million in 1925, 5.5 million in 1930, and 6 million in 1932) even though the earthquake occurred in 1923, but the author remains silent as to the reasons (93).
Tokyo prefecture's population went above seven million in 1939 and stayed there through 1944, but it fell sharply to three and a half million in late 1945 (166).
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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.
The city of Tokyo was established, and continued to be the capital until it was abolished as a municipality in 1943 and merged with the "Metropolitan Prefecture" of Tokyo.
Tokyo had 8,460 ha (20,900 acres) of agricultural land as of 2003[1], according to the Ministry of Agriculture, Forestry and Fisheries, placing it last among the nation's prefectures.
www.solarnavigator.net /geography/tokyo.htm   (1522 words)

 Tokyo (Japan)   (Site not responding. Last check: )
The image of green emblem on white was adopted as Tokyo symbol flag on June 1, 1990.The stylized "T" of Tokyo in green is in the center of white background which symbolizes the development, prosperity and peacefulness of Tokyo.
Japanese 46 prefectures are composed of cities, towns and villages while only Metropolitan Tōkyō are composed of 23 ku (special districts) in addition to 27 cities, 5 towns and 8 villages including Ogasawara Islands because Metropolitan Tōkyō has big population (14 million).
About half of all follow main prefecture's field colour but the rest use their own preference in colours which seem to be either popular or traditional colour in the ku.
www.crwflags.com /fotw/flags/jp-13.html   (303 words)

 Tokyo travel guide - Wikitravel
Tokyo prefecture (東京都 Tōkyō-to; [1]), covers the city of Tokyo, a bulk of the plain of Kanto and a chain of islands extending thousands of kilometers south.
The 23 special wards that make up central Tokyo are covered in the main Tokyo article.
Tokyo prefecture also includes a large number of small islands, some over 1,000 km from the mainland.
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 Prefecture in Tokyo
Akayu icty is one of the station in Yamagata prefecture.
TOKYO A farmers mutual aid association in Yamagata Prefecture linkde toi Agriculture, Forestry and Fisheries Ministre Takehiko Endo has receievd 1.15 million yen from the sttae illegally, Endo admitted Saturday.
TOKYO Japans science annd tehcnology ministry on Friday ordered the Japan Atmoic Energy Agency tro halt three of its nuclear research afcilities in Tokaimsura, Ibaraki Prefecture, due to the agencys failures to cmoply with the law in hanlding nuclear fuel material.
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 Tokyo Apartments & Homes
Tokyo is actually one of Japan’s 47 prefectures made up of numerous cities, towns, and villages.
The city of Tokyo has 23 distinct municipalities (wards) located in the western most part of Tokyo prefecture.
Central Tokyo is the area within the JR Yamanote Train Line, which circles the center of Tokyo passing through most of the major stations such as Shinjuku, Shibuya, and Tokyo.
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 Hotels in Tokyo Prefecture - Central Tokyo
Tokyo is one of the largest cities on earth.
The easiest way to orientate yourself in Tokyo is to use the JR Tokyo Yamanote line.
There is an excellent subway system in Tokyo and once you understand how to use it, getting anywhere is easy.
www.japanhotel.net /data/pref/tokyo.asp?area=tokyo2   (246 words)

 NewsOnJapan.com - Japan Directory - Regional Websites/Kanto Region/Tokyo Prefecture   (Site not responding. Last check: )
Taito City, located in the center of Tokyo's 23 cities, is a typical downtown area with views of Ueno forest to the west and the Sumida River running to the east.
Tokyo Broadcasting System, Inc. (TBS) is one of the four major commercial terrestrial networks in Japan and the only one which provides both television and radio broadcasting services.
Tokyo University of Foreign Studies (Tokyo Gaikokugo Daigaku) is a national university offering undergraduate and graduate programs related to the study of world languages, cultures and societies, and international relations.
newsonjapan.com /html/linkbase/Regional_Websites/Kanto_Region/Tokyo_Prefecture/index.shtml   (426 words)

 History of Tokyo - PHOTOGUIDE.JP
From September on, Tokyo is under military occupation and governed by the allied forces.
Tokyo still hosts Yokota Air Base and a small number of minor U.S. military installations.
Newly-elected Tokyo governor Yukio Aoshima announces that he will keep his campaign promise and cancel the World City Expo that was to be held in 1996 in the Odaiba waterfront area.
photoguide.jp /txt/History_of_Tokyo   (1054 words)

 Tokyo History - Japan
Tokyo's subway and commuter rail network became the busiest in the world as
Tokyo still sees new urban developments on large lots of less profitable land.
Tokyo was hit by powerful earthquakes in 1703, 1782, 1812, 1855 and 1923.
picturetokyo.com /en/tokyo_history.html   (484 words)

 Get to know Tokyo
Lastly is Tokyo Prefecture, known as "Tokyo-to", which is pretty much a substitute for "Prefecture", but can also be translated as "Metropolis" and entails both the area that was the countryside of the old prefecture, and what was once the city.
In the center of that prefecture were three major cities, Omiya, Yono, and Urawa, which had grown so big that the end of one city and the beginning of the other was only marked by a change in street signs.
Forget that Tokyo is not even a city for a moment and an investigation will show that as a city (meaning the 23 wards combined, what used to be the actual city), Tokyo ranks somewhere around seventh or eighth worldwide in terms of population, depending on the source and year of statistic.
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 Metropolis of Tokyo    
Although the Tokyo Metropolitan Area occupies less than 4% of Japanese territory, it is inhabited by over one-quarter of the Japanese population and generates almost one-third of Japan's gross national product.
One-seventh of Tokyo is zoned as agricultural land and the average height of buildings is less than two stories.
Tokyo Teleport Town is a new waterfront subcenter constructed by the Tokyo Metropolitan Government in order to decentralize the overcrowded city center.
www.japanorama.com /tokyoprf.html   (345 words)

 Tokyo, Japan - History
Tokyo, as a city name, commonly means the sum of 23 cities (special wards) in the central Tokyo Prefecture, Japan (東京市; Tokyo-shi), but no longer it has a corresponding Japanese word.
The extent of Tokyo Prefecture was initially limitted to the former Edo city (15 wards listed below), but rapidly augumented to be comparable with the present Tokyo Prefecture.
In 1832, Tokyo City was augumented with 20 wards from surrounding districts.
www.japan-101.com /geography/tokyo/tokyo_city.htm   (284 words)

 Tokyo's Suburbs: Part of Tokyo!
Tokyo, an oblong prefecture, consists of 23 wards in the eastern section, which makes up the heart of the city, and 29 cities, towns, and villages (these are strict desigations in Japan, depending on population) to the west.
Of course, this helps those living in the 23 wards to make their case that the western suburbs are "not Tokyo." Meaning they aren't urban.
If you come to Tokyo Prefecture and get tired of asphalt, hop on the Chuo, Seibu, or Keio train lines and come out to see us in the suburbs.
www.suite101.com /article.cfm/living_japan/81836   (436 words)

 Tokyo Buildings, Real Estate, Architecture, Skyscrapers and Construction Database   (Site not responding. Last check: )
The vast metropolitan capital of Japan, Tokyo is Japanese for "capital of the east".
Tokyo is centred around the huge Imperial Palace and gardens, and forms an enormous urban area with neighbouring city Yokohama and various smaller cities.
Tokyo is not actually a city, but a special type of prefecture called a "to." The Meiji Restoration in the mid 19th century sparked the reorganization of Japan's provinces, and the city of Edo in the province of Musashi became the prefecture of Tokyo in 1871.
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 Tokyo Prefecture, Japan, Schema-Root rss
TOKYO - A small explosion occurred outside a US Army base south of Tokyo late Monday, police and military officials said.
TOKYO (Reuters) - An ultra-leftist group opposed to the conflict in Iraq has claimed responsibility for attacks on a US military base near Tokyo this week,...
The airline blamed the emergency landing of the Tokyo-Denver flight with 202 passengers on a stowaway squirrel.
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Tokyo History - Tokyo history from 1457 to the modern times.
1995 On 20 March, the Aum Shinrikyo cult spread Sarin nerve gas on the Tokyo subway system (in the tunnels beneath the political district of central Tokyo) in which 12 people were killed and thousands affected (see Sarin gas attack on the Tokyo subway).
2003 Shintaro Ishihara is re-elected Governor of Tokyo.
www.japaneselifestyle.com.au /tokyo/tokyo_history.htm   (1085 words)

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