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Tokyo: Capital of Japan
Tokyo , officially Tokyo Metropolis , one of the 47 prefectures of Japan, has served as the Japanese capital since 1869. As of 2018, the Greater Tokyo Area ranked as the most populous metropolitan area in the world. The urban area houses the seat of the Emperor of Japan, of the Japanese government and of the National Diet. 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. 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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Japan's Motegi says he will meet U.S. Trade Representative Lighthizer on Saturday

Japanese Economy Minister Toshimitsu Motegi said on Friday that he will meet with U.S. Trade Representative Robert Lighthizer in Tokyo on Saturday for trade talks ahead of a summit meeting between..
Reuters - Published

Japan woos Trump with pomp and circumstance, looks to avoid trade battle

Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe will treat U.S. President Donald Trump to an imperial banquet, front row seats at a sumo tournament and a trip to the country's biggest warship on a state visit as..
Reuters - Published

Videos for Tokyo

Japan To Treat Trump With Lavish Dinner [Video]Japan To Treat Trump With Lavish Dinner

Reuters reports Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe will treat U.S. President Donald Trump to an imperial banquet, front row seats at a sumo tournament and a trip to the country’s biggest warship on a..

Credit: Wochit News     Duration: 00:36Published

Japanese sumo wrestlers prepare for Trump visit [Video]Japanese sumo wrestlers prepare for Trump visit

U.S. President Donald Trump will present a custom-made "Trump Award" to the winner of the Summer Grand Sumo Tournament in Tokyo on May 26.

Credit: Reuters Studio     Duration: 00:44Published

Japan set to woo Trump to avoid trade battle [Video]Japan set to woo Trump to avoid trade battle

Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe will treat U.S. President Donald Trump to front row seats at a sumo tournament, an imperial banquet, and a trip to the country’s biggest warship on a state visit as..

Credit: Reuters Studio     Duration: 01:31Published

Former Nissan chairman Carlos Ghosn starts pre-trial hearings [Video]Former Nissan chairman Carlos Ghosn starts pre-trial hearings

Former Nissan chairman Carlos Ghosn has arrived at a Tokyo court on Thursday (May 23) morning to start pre-trial hearings. Rough cut - no reporter narration.

Credit: Reuters Studio     Duration: 00:30Published

Japan Taxi has become a pricey Olympic symbol [Video]Japan Taxi has become a pricey Olympic symbol

Toyota Motor’s Japan Taxi, born in a government committee and designed to be an all-things-to-all-people cab, has become a high-priced icon of Tokyo’s budget-busting 2020 Olympic and Paralympic..

Credit: Reuters Studio     Duration: 01:55Published

Watch: Skateboards and skipping ropes at Tokyo's Chimera games [Video]Watch: Skateboards and skipping ropes at Tokyo's Chimera games

Extreme yo-yo and breakdancing combined with Double Dutch skipping are highlights of the Chimera Games.

Credit: euronews (in English)     Duration: 00:20Published

Tiger 'rested and ready' heading into PGA Championship [Video]Tiger 'rested and ready' heading into PGA Championship

Tiger Woods 'rested and ready', Rory McIlroy liking his chances for a win heading into PGA Championship

Credit: Reuters - Sports     Duration: 01:19Published

Japanese enjoy Kanda Matsuri festival in Tokyo [Video]Japanese enjoy Kanda Matsuri festival in Tokyo

People dressed in period costumes took part in one of the three largest festivals in Tokyo on Saturday.

Credit: euronews (in English)     Duration: 01:50Published

Dame Judi Dench gives charity cyclist a lucky charm [Video]Dame Judi Dench gives charity cyclist a lucky charm

Dame Judi Dench has given a lucky charm to a grandfather who has survived three types of cancer as he cycles from Twickenham to Tokyo. Sports-mad Patrick McIntosh will leave Twickenham Stadium on..

Credit: PA - Press Association STUDIO     Duration: 00:58Published

Emperor Naruhito Ascends To Throne [Video]Emperor Naruhito Ascends To Throne

Japan got a new emperor on Wednesday. Emperor Naruhito was presented with the country's imperial treasures — a sword, a mirror, and a jewel — in a ritual at Tokyo's Imperial Palace...

Credit: Wochit News     Duration: 00:32Published

Sheep form 'Reiwa' to welcome Japan's new imperial era [Video]Sheep form 'Reiwa' to welcome Japan's new imperial era

A flock of 150 sheep welcomed the arrival of the new imperial era in Japan on Wednesday, as new Emperor Naruhito attended various events at the palace related to his ascension. Rough cut (no reporter..

Credit: Reuters Studio     Duration: 00:45Published

Who Is The New Japanese Emperor Naruhito? [Video]Who Is The New Japanese Emperor Naruhito?

Japanese Emperor Akihito stepped down and gave the crown to his son Naruhito. According to Business Insider, this is Japan’s first abdication in around 200 years. Naruhito was educated in Tokyo and..

Credit: Wochit News     Duration: 00:32Published

Japan Sees First Throne Abdication In 200 Years [Video]Japan Sees First Throne Abdication In 200 Years

TOKYO (Reuters) - Japanese Emperor Akihito, in his final remarks as his three-decade reign drew to a close on Tuesday, thanked the people for their support and expressed hope for a peaceful future...

Credit: Wochit News     Duration: 00:37Published

Emperor Akihito Says Farewell [Video]Emperor Akihito Says Farewell

Japan's Emperor Akihito, flanked by Empress Michiko, delivers a speech during a ritual called Taiirei-Seiden-no-gi, a ceremony for the Emperor's abdication, at the Imperial Palace in Tokyo, Japan April..

Credit: Wochit News     Duration: 00:39Published

Emperor Akihito thanks Japanese in farewell and prays for peace [Video]Emperor Akihito thanks Japanese in farewell and prays for peace

Japanese Emperor Akihito, in his final remarks as his three-decade reign drew to a close on Tuesday, thanked the people for their support and expressed hope for a peaceful future. Mia Womersley..

Credit: Reuters Studio     Duration: 02:03Published

Trump Thinks US And Japan May Reach Bilateral Trade Deal [Video]Trump Thinks US And Japan May Reach Bilateral Trade Deal

President Donald Trump said it’s possible the U.S. and Japan might reach a new bilateral trade deal. According to Reuters, the president is hoping to make the deal during his visits in Tokyo in May...

Credit: Wochit News     Duration: 00:32Published

Trump optimistic of U.S.-Japan trade deal by May [Video]Trump optimistic of U.S.-Japan trade deal by May

President Donald Trump said on Friday that trade talks with Japan were moving along nicely and it might be possible to reach a deal ahead of his visit to Japan in May.

Credit: Reuters Studio     Duration: 01:33Published

Watch: Teacup pigs take centre stage at Tokyo café [Video]Watch: Teacup pigs take centre stage at Tokyo café

There are 1,000 pet cafés in Japan. Visitors say the animals help relieve stress, and the cafés have become a €12 billion industry.

Credit: euronews (in English)     Duration: 00:25Published

Carlos Ghosn set to walk free after posting second bail [Video]Carlos Ghosn set to walk free after posting second bail

Former Nissan Chairman Carlos Ghosn is set to walk out of a Japanese detention center for a second time since his arrest last year on financial misconduct charges, after posting the $4.5 million bail..

Credit: Reuters Studio     Duration: 01:25Published

Carlos Ghosn Out On Bail Again [Video]Carlos Ghosn Out On Bail Again

According to Reuters, Former Nissan Chairman Carlos Ghosn is out on bail again. The disgraced automotive executive was first arrested in Tokyo late last year due to allegations of financial misconduct...

Credit: Wochit News     Duration: 00:43Published

Ghosn Chafes Under Bail Conditions [Video]Ghosn Chafes Under Bail Conditions

Reuters reports that former Nissan Chairman Carlos Ghosn was released on bail from a Tokyo jail on Thursday. Ghosn said he was grateful bail had been granted. However, he denounced conditions limiting..

Credit: Wochit News     Duration: 00:32Published

Ex-Nissan Boss Ghosn Posts $4.5 Million Bail, Released From Jail [Video]Ex-Nissan Boss Ghosn Posts $4.5 Million Bail, Released From Jail

According to a report by Reuters, on Thursday, former Nissan boss Carlos Ghosn was released from a Japanese jail after posting 4.5 million dollar bail and agreeing to conditions that include limited..

Credit: Wochit News     Duration: 00:43Published

 
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