Tokyo, officially Tokyo Metropolis, is one of the 47 prefectures of Japan. Located on the eastern side of the main island Honshū, Tokyo is unique among the prefectures, providing certain municipal services characteristic of a city, as defined by Japanese law.
Because it is the seat of the Japanese government and the Imperial Palace, and the home of the Japanese Imperial Family, Tokyo is the de facto capital of Japan. The name Tokyo literally means eastern capital.
The twenty-three special wards of Tokyo, although each administratively a city in its own right, constitute the area often incorrectly considered to be the "city" of Tokyo and, if they were a city, would collectively be one of the largest cities in the world with a total population of over 8 million people. The total population of the prefecture exceeds 12 million.
The Greater Tokyo Area, centered on Tokyo but also including Chiba, Kanagawa, and Saitama, is the most populous metropolitan area in the world with a population of over 35 million people. It has been the world's most populous urban area since between 1965 and 1970, and despite Japan's overall declining population, is still growing.
, known in Japanese chūken Hachikō
, was an Akita
dog born in the city of Odate
, Akita Prefecture
remembered for his loyalty to his master. In 1924, Hachikō was brought to Tokyo
by his owner, Hidesamurō Ueno
, a professor in the agriculture department at the University of Tokyo
. During his owner's life, Hachikō saw him off from the front door and greeted him at the end of the day at the nearby Shibuya Station
. Even after Ueno's death in May 1925, Hachikō returned every day to the station to wait for him. Hachikō's devotion to his lost master moved those around him, who nicknamed him "faithful dog". Others at the station initially thought he was waiting for something else or roaming around, but later realized he was waiting for his dead owner. This continued for 10 years, with Hachikō appearing only in the evening time, precisely when the train was due at the station. That same year, another of Ueno's former students (who had become something of an expert on Akitas) saw the dog at the station and followed him to the Kobayashi home where he learned the history of Hachikō's life.
Looking north down a street in Ginza, the most important thoroughfare in Tokyo, Japan, c.1904.
Administrative divisions of Tokyo
Tokyo - Megacities
Tokyo, Japan is the original mega-city, a throbbing, dynamic metropolis of 32.5 million people, well over 50 percent more massive than the world's next large...
King of Tokyo - Gag Reel - TableTop Season 2 Ep. 4
Tune in next week when Wil and friends play Forbidden Island! Want to play King of Tokyo with your friends at home? Visit your friendly local game shop to pu...
Tokyo, Japan - 147 Bowls of Noodles, Sushi, Sumo, Robots and More - Abenteuer Leben
Furious Pete Shirts - http://www.furiouspete.com/products-page My place for all my Fitness/Supp Needs - http://bit.ly/MdNwKF Subscribe to future videos! - ht...
Sony and Lego ponder next-gen toys in Tokyo
The project was on display as part of an open house at a Sony computer science lab in Tokyo.
Wonder Cat - Tokyo Takedown!
Wonder Cat battles an evil Lizard Monster in the heart of Tokyo! Will she save the day?!
Beauty Expedition: Nail Art from Tokyo's Ikebukuro Neighborhood presented by Sephora
Shop Nails at Sephora: http://seph.me/18otACt Ikebukuro is known as a commercial and entertainment destination. With two of the largest department stores in ...
『Legend Tokyo Chapter.3』告知映像
【EVENT INFORMATION】 日本最大級のダンス・エンターテインメント作品コンテスト 『Legend Tokyo Chapter.3』 開催日：2012年8月10日(土) 開場16:30／開演17:30 2012年8月11日(日) 開場13:00／開演14:00 会場：東京ディズニーリゾート・舞浜アンフ...
Exclusive Live Stream: Birds Of Tokyo Performance And Interview At Music Feeds Studio
Riding high atop a wave of success kicked up in the wake of their fourth studio album, Birds Of Tokyo have announced a brief run of shows in the coming days....
Sam Pepper Unleashed in Tokyo! Episode 1
This is Sam Pepper. He lives in LA but one morning he wakes up in Tokyo with no clothes, no place to stay, no friends. Will he survive? Subscribe to follow S...
Japan / Tokyo (WOW Amazing!!!) Part 1
Tokyo Tokyo, Japan is the original mega-city, a throbbing, dynamic metropolis of 32.5 million people, well over 50 percent more massive than the world's next...
Wall Street Journal
Fri, 24 May 2013 02:05:35 -0700
It was another day of wild swings in Tokyo, with the Nikkei Stock Average starting the day with a strong rebound from sharp falls on Thursday. Around lunchtime, the index turned sharply lower, at one point falling more than 3%, as the yen started to ...
Fri, 24 May 2013 02:31:50 -0700
The conservative leader took office in December but has yet to move into the 11-room brick home in central Tokyo. According to local media, it is the longest holdout among any of his predecessors. Several former prime ministers have reported ...
New Yorker (blog)
New Yorker (blog)
Thu, 23 May 2013 13:36:39 -0700
Whenever a major stock market falls by more than seven per cent in a single trading session, as the Japan's did on Thursday, there's a frantic search for culprits: program trading gone awry, stricken hedge funds unloading their positions, a sudden ...
Thu, 23 May 2013 12:04:24 -0700
German photographer Paul Mueller-Rode traveled to Tokyo hoping to photograph the city's famous street fashion subcultures - Manga and Lolita. Instead, a friend recommended he check out another group known for their unique style, the Tokyo Rockabilly ...
The Japan Times
Fri, 24 May 2013 08:19:37 -0700
Tokyo on Friday denied a South Korean media report that North Korea proposed to repatriate two Japanese abductees during a recent visit to Pyongyang by Isao Iijima, an adviser to Prime Minister Shinzo Abe. “That's impossible. I have never been ...
The Japan Times
Fri, 24 May 2013 08:17:00 -0700
Tokyo Sea Life Park has begun exhibiting fry of the unique ocellated icefish, after successfully hatching eggs from a pair of the rare creatures for the first time in the world earlier this month. Put on display Thursday at the aquarium in Edogawa Ward ...
Wall Street Journal (blog)
Wall Street Journal (blog)
Fri, 24 May 2013 13:16:36 -0700
The U.S. stock market has escaped the sell-off in the Japanese market—at least for now. When the Nikkei Stock Average dropped 7.3% on Thursday, the Standard & Poor's 500-stock index fell by as much as 1.1% during the day, only to finish down a hair.
Fri, 24 May 2013 05:40:18 -0700
Internet advertising and social gaming company CyberAgent, in partnership with Shibuya Television and technology provider Toppan Printing, is to launch the NFC-based service in Tokyo's Shibuya shopping district. For the Shibuya Clickable Project, NFC ...
Oops, we seem to be having trouble contacting Twitter
You can talk about Tokyo with people all over the world in our discussions.