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Tokyo: Capital of Japan
Tokyo , officially Tokyo Metropolis , is one of the 47 prefectures of Japan. It has served as the Japanese capital since 1869, its urban area housing the Emperor of Japan and the Japanese government. Tokyo forms part of the Kantō region on the southeastern side of Japan's main island, Honshu, and includes the Izu Islands and Ogasawara Islands. Tokyo was formerly named Edo when Shōgun Tokugawa Ieyasu made the city his headquarters in 1603. It became the capital after Emperor Meiji moved his seat to the city from Kyoto in 1868; at that time Edo was renamed Tokyo. The Tokyo Metropolis formed in 1943 from the merger of the former Tokyo Prefecture and the city of Tokyo . Tokyo is often referred to as a city but is officially known and governed as a "metropolitan prefecture", which differs from and combines elements of a city and a prefecture, a characteristic unique to Tokyo.

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China frees Japanese academic as Tokyo prepares for Xi visit

A Japanese academic returned home on Friday after being released by China following several weeks in detention, a move expected to help pave the way for a state visit by Chinese President Xi Jinping to..
Reuters - Published

Passengers, restaurants struggle with water cutoff at Haneda terminal

Tokyo's Haneda airport was grappling with a water supply cutoff at one of its terminals on Thursday, with passengers washing their hands with bottled water and some restaurants suspending operations,..
Reuters - Published

Videos for Tokyo


Airbnb teams up with the IOC to provide Games accommodation [Video]Airbnb teams up with the IOC to provide Games accommodation

Airbnb, IOC sign deal for next 5 Olympics

Credit: Reuters - Sports     Duration: 01:37Published

Tokyo 2020 mascot robots visit elementary school in Tokyo [Video]Tokyo 2020 mascot robots visit elementary school in Tokyo

Childen get up close to futuristic take on Olympic tradition

Credit: Reuters - Sports     Duration: 02:15Published

Japan celebrates New Emperor Naruhito with music and dance [Video]Japan celebrates New Emperor Naruhito with music and dance

A national festival to celebrate the enthronement of New Japanese Emperor Naruhito was held at the Imperial Palace Square in Tokyo on Saturday View on euronews

Credit: euronews (in English)     Duration: 00:50Published

'One of the best moments of my life', says World rugby player of the year Du Toit [Video]'One of the best moments of my life', says World rugby player of the year Du Toit

'It is an unbelievable experience', says Rugby World Cup winner and World player of the year Pieter-Steph du Toit.

Credit: Reuters - Sports     Duration: 01:52Published

'Finishers' face off against 'Bomb Squad' in Rugby World Cup final [Video]'Finishers' face off against 'Bomb Squad' in Rugby World Cup final

South Africa captain Siya Kolisi says the 'Bomb Squad' mentality has been 'huge' for the team as they prepare to face England in the World Cup final.

Credit: Reuters - Sports     Duration: 01:49Published

Matching South Africa's physicality is the key for England in the World Cup final, says Underhill [Video]Matching South Africa's physicality is the key for England in the World Cup final, says Underhill

We get the physicality right and hopefully we will be able to dictate the game, says England flanker Sam Underhill before Saturday's World Cup final against South Africa.

Credit: Reuters - Sports     Duration: 01:37Published

Summer Olympics marathon to move out of Tokyo [Video]Summer Olympics marathon to move out of Tokyo

The Japanese city of Sapporo was formally approved on Friday as host of the marathon events at next year's Summer Olympics. The decision was made based on concerns about temperatures in Tokyo, which..

Credit: Reuters Studio     Duration: 01:17Published

Kolbe returns for South Africa in World Cup final [Video]Kolbe returns for South Africa in World Cup final

Springbok winger Cheslin Kolbe has been named in the starting line-up for Saturday's World Cup final against England.

Credit: Reuters - Sports     Duration: 01:20Published

Play without fear, Jones tells unchanged England [Video]Play without fear, Jones tells unchanged England

Eddie Jones names same side to take on South Africa in Rugby World Cup final

Credit: Reuters - Sports     Duration: 00:40Published

Jones' experience is key for England - Dallaglio" [Video]Jones' experience is key for England - Dallaglio"

Former England captain Lawrence Dallaglio thinks that head coach Eddie Jones' experience coaching in two previous world cup finals will give England the edge against South Africa

Credit: Reuters - Sports     Duration: 00:38Published

Olympics-Tokyo, IOC still at loggerheads over marathon move [Video]Olympics-Tokyo, IOC still at loggerheads over marathon move

The International Olympic Committee is still defending its decision to switch the 2020 Games marathon to the northern city of Sapporo, a decision that has infuriated the capital's governor Yuriko Koike

Credit: Reuters - Sports     Duration: 01:29Published

Springboks expect tight match against England [Video]Springboks expect tight match against England

Springboks forwards coach Matt Proudfoot thinks that facing Englad in the Rugby World Cup final will be a great challenge

Credit: Reuters - Sports     Duration: 01:06Published

Ainu hunter pursues cultural revival in Japan [Video]Ainu hunter pursues cultural revival in Japan

The indigenous Ainu still face discrimination in Japan today. Thirty-eight year-old Atsushi Monbetsu has his own solution: embracing his culture for all to see, especially the Ainu tradition of deer..

Credit: Reuters Studio     Duration: 01:42Published

Fear and stress ruled run-up, says World Cup champion [Video]Fear and stress ruled run-up, says World Cup champion

Former England centre, a winner of the 2003 Rugby World Cup final, says the week leading up to the game can be an emotional roller coaster.

Credit: Reuters - Sports     Duration: 01:21Published

Kolbe back in contention for World Cup final - Erasmus [Video]Kolbe back in contention for World Cup final - Erasmus

South Africa coach Rassie Erasmus says he's 'not bluffing' with news of selection options ahead of Rugby World Cup final.

Credit: Reuters - Sports     Duration: 00:45Published

Thanks auntie but I think I've got this, says England's Vunipola [Video]Thanks auntie but I think I've got this, says England's Vunipola

England's Billy Vunipola says he will be trying to keep distractions to a minimum as the team prepares to face South Africa in the World Cup final.

Credit: Reuters - Sports     Duration: 01:00Published

Big calls coming for NZ rugby says Marshall [Video]Big calls coming for NZ rugby says Marshall

Former All Blacks scrumhalf Justin Marshall says his national team have 'big decisions' ahead of them after a surprise loss to England in the World Cup semi-final.

Credit: Reuters - Sports     Duration: 02:24Published

Semi-final defeat 'stings' but Welsh rugby in good hands - Williams [Video]Semi-final defeat 'stings' but Welsh rugby in good hands - Williams

Former Welsh rugby winger Shane Williams feels the pain of the Welsh players who have exited the world cup at the semi final stage again

Credit: Reuters - Sports     Duration: 01:05Published

We've given the country something to think about other than Brexit! - Eddie Jones [Video]We've given the country something to think about other than Brexit! - Eddie Jones

England rugby head coach Eddie Jones is delighted that his side have reached the world cup final and that they have given English people something to cheer about during the Brexit difficulties

Credit: Reuters - Sports     Duration: 00:50Published

Tokyo Named Best Big City Of 2019 [Video]Tokyo Named Best Big City Of 2019

Condé Nast Traveler conducts an annual Reader's Choice Survey to find out what its readers think are the best travel destinations in the world. Tokyo, Japan, took first place in the "Best Big Cities"..

Credit: Wochit News     Duration: 00:34Published

Wales fullback Williams out of World Cup, Halfpenny comes in for South Africa semi [Video]Wales fullback Williams out of World Cup, Halfpenny comes in for South Africa semi

Wales fullback Liam Williams has been ruled out of the remainder of the Rugby World Cup after sustaining an ankle injury at training with Leigh Halfpenny replacing him in the side for Sunday's (October..

Credit: Reuters - Sports     Duration: 01:01Published

Ford back at flyhalf for England v New Zealand [Video]Ford back at flyhalf for England v New Zealand

England coach Eddie Jones recalls George Ford at flyhalf for semi-final against New Zealand

Credit: Reuters - Sports     Duration: 01:26Published

Pressure, what pressure asks Hansen as Cane dropped [Video]Pressure, what pressure asks Hansen as Cane dropped

All Blacks coach Steve Hansen says there is pressure on New Zealand and England

Credit: Reuters - Sports     Duration: 01:21Published

South Africa’s Kolbe out of Wales semi-final [Video]South Africa’s Kolbe out of Wales semi-final

South Africa winger Cheslin Kolbe is ruled out of semi-final against Wales

Credit: Reuters - Sports     Duration: 01:21Published

Hansen impressed by Jones' 'spygate' mind games, but unmoved [Video]Hansen impressed by Jones' 'spygate' mind games, but unmoved

New Zealand All Blacks coach Steve Hansen laughs off spying claims by England counterpart Eddie Jones

Credit: Reuters - Sports     Duration: 01:51Published

 

Japanese PM's offering for shrine sparks criticism from Seoul

Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe sent an offering to Tokyo's controversial Yasukuni Shrine for war dead on Thursday, prompting neighboring South Korea to call on Japan to reflect on its wartime..
Reuters - Published

Fierce typhoon hits northern Japan after paralyzing Tokyo

The most powerful typhoon to hit Tokyo in decades plowed into northern Japan early on Sunday after fierce rain and wind paralyzed the capital, led to four deaths, millions under evacuation warnings,..
Reuters - Published

Fierce typhoon paralyses Tokyo, causing floods, damage across Japan

One of the most powerful typhoons to ever hit Tokyo paralyzed the Japanese capital on Saturday, leaving millions confined indoors and streets deserted as fierce rain and wind killed two, flooded rivers..
Reuters - Published

Japan lists China as bigger threat than nuclear-armed North Korea

China's growing military might has replaced North Korean belligerence as the main security threat to Japan, Tokyo's annual defense review indicated on Thursday, despite signs that Pyongyang could have..
Reuters - Published

Japan says South Korea move on fast-track trade status 'regrettable'

Japan on Wednesday said South Korea's decision to remove Tokyo's fast-track trade status without sufficient explanation was "regrettable", as a diplomatic and trade row between the two Asian neighbors..
Reuters - Published

Typhoon lashes Japanese capital, one dead, power, transport disrupted

One of the strongest typhoons to hit Japan in recent years struck just east of the capital, Tokyo, on Monday, killing one woman, with record-breaking winds and stinging rain damaging buildings and..
Reuters - Published

Putin rebuffs call by Japan's Abe to sign World War Two peace treaty

Russian President Vladimir Putin told his Japanese counterpart Shinzo Abe on Thursday that Tokyo's military ties with the United States and many other issues made it hard for Japan and Russia to sign a..
Reuters - Published

Japan PM reiterates that Tokyo wants South Korea to keep its promises, rebuild trust

Prime Minister Shinzo Abe said on Friday Japan still expects South Korea to keep its promises on the contentious issue of wartime forced labor and to work to rebuild trust.
Reuters - Published

South Korea to scrap intelligence-sharing pact with Japan amid dispute over history

South Korea said on Thursday it will scrap an intelligence-sharing pact with Japan, drawing a swift protest from Tokyo and deepening a decades-old dispute over history that has hit trade and undercut..
Reuters - Published

CBD Melbourne: Destination Bundaberg for Greensill

It’s been a difficult few months for London-based Aussie billionaire Lex Greensill. But all that is easy to leave behind once the doors of his recently-acquired Dassault Falcon 7X private jet seal..
The Age - Published

Olympics construction worker dies as Tokyo swelters, heatstroke suspected

A worker at a Tokyo Olympics construction site died on Thursday after being found unconscious while working outside, organisers said on Friday, with media saying heatstroke was suspected as the..
Reuters - Published

Japan export move on South Korea not designed to hurt relationship, minister says

Japan's decision to remove South Korea from a list of countries that enjoy minimum export controls was not intended to hurt Tokyo's relationship with Seoul, Japan's industry minister said, adding that..
Reuters - Published

South Korea says it will respond firmly Japan's decision to drop it from easy trade list

South Korea said on Friday it will respond firmly to Japan's decision to remove it from Tokyo's list of easy trade countries.
Reuters - Published

Tokyo still seeks Japan-North Korea summit without conditions: Suga

Japan would continue to seek a summit with North Korea, without conditions, despite the latest missile launch by Pyongyang, Chief Cabinet Secretary Yoshihide Suga said on Wednesday.
Reuters - Published

Japan-South Korea slanging match over tiny islands dragged again into Olympic arena

A war of words over ownership of a group of tiny islands in the sea between Japan and South Korea spilled over to the Olympics on Wednesday as Tokyo criticized Seoul's complaint over a map of Japan on..
Reuters - Published

Japan-South Korea tussle over disputed islands spreads to Olympics, again

A war of words over ownership of a group of tiny islands in the sea between Japan and South Korea spilled over to the Olympics again as Tokyo on Wednesday criticized Seoul's complaint over the labeling..
Reuters - Published

Japan to reject South Korea's request for meeting on export curbs: Kyodo

Japan will reject South Korea's request to hold another working-level meeting on Tokyo's recent tightening of export controls, Kyodo News reported on Wednesday, citing government sources.
Reuters - Published

Trump renews criticism of Japan-US alliance before G20 summit

U.S. President Donald Trump renewed his criticism of the U.S.-Japan security alliance, the linchpin of Tokyo's security policies, ahead of talks with Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe on the sidelines..
Reuters - Published

Putin says Japan's military cooperation with U.S. is source of concern

President Vladimir Putin said on Thursday that Russia had concerns about Japan's military cooperation with the United States, but respected Tokyo's right to defend itself anyway it saw fit.
Reuters - Published

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