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.
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
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
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..
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..
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..
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..
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..
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...
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..