Thursday, April 22, 2010

Tokyo Japan facts

Tokyo Japan

Tokyo is the Capital and Largest City of Japan. Tokyo is one of the 47 Prefectures (sub-national divisions) but is always referred to as Tokyo Metropolis. Tokyo lies on the eastern side of the main island Honshu in Japan. Tokyo is not only the World's Most Populous Metropolis with a population of about 35 million people but also the World's Largest Metropolitan Economy with a GDP of about 1.5 Trillion USD as of the year 2008. Although Tokyo is described by various bodies as the Most Livable City but at the same time Tokyo is also the World's Most Expensive City.

Tokyo is the Seat of Japanese Government and the Imperial Palace and the residence of Japanese Imperial Family. The climate of Tokyo is humid subtropical with summers hot to very hot and mild to cold winters and sporadic snow falls. Tokyo has often been hit by powerful Earthquakes, most severe being the one of 1923 when about 140,000 people had died. Tokyo, one of the financial command centers along with New York and London, houses the headquarters of several global corporate giants including the leading investment banks and insurance companies. Public transport in Tokyo has an extensive network of clean and efficient railways, metro trains, subways and road network besides several domestic and international air services.

Japan - Shibuya Crossing
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