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ˈtoʊ kiˌoʊTokyo

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. Tokyo, Tokio, Yeddo, Yedo, Edo, Japanese capital, capital of Japan(noun)

    the capital and largest city of Japan; the economic and cultural center of Japan

Wiktionary

  1. Tokyo(ProperNoun)

    Capital of Japan.

    Etymology: From Japanese 東 (tō, "eastern") + 京 (kyō, "capital").

Freebase

  1. Tokyo

    Tokyo, officially Tokyo Metropolis, is one of the 47 prefectures of Japan. Tokyo is the capital of Japan, the center of the Greater Tokyo Area, and the largest metropolitan area in the world. It is the seat of the Japanese government and the Imperial Palace, and the home of the Japanese Imperial Family. Tokyo is in the Kantō region on the southeastern side of the main island Honshu and includes the Izu Islands and Ogasawara Islands. Tokyo Metropolis was formed in 1943 from the merger of the former Tokyo Prefecture and the city of Tokyo. Tokyo is often thought of as a city but is commonly referred to as a "metropolitan prefecture". The Tokyo metropolitan government administers the 23 Special Wards of Tokyo, which cover the area that was formerly the City of Tokyo before it merged and became the subsequent metropolitan prefecture. The metropolitan government also administers 39 municipalities in the western part of the prefecture and the two outlying island chains. The population of the special wards is over 9 million people, with the total population of the prefecture exceeding 13 million. The prefecture is part of the world's most populous metropolitan area with upwards of 35 million people and the world's largest urban agglomeration economy with a GDP of US$1.479 trillion at purchasing power parity, ahead of the New York metropolitan area in 2008. The city hosts 51 of the Fortune Global 500 companies, the highest number of any city.

The Nuttall Encyclopedia

  1. Tokyo

    or Tokei (1,376), formerly called Yeddo, capital of the Japanese Empire, situated on a bay of the same name on the SE. coast of Hondo, and partly built on the delta of the river Sumida; is for the most part flat and intersected by canals and narrow irregular streets, and has a finely-wooded river-side avenue 5 m. long; on account of frequent earthquakes most of the houses are of light bamboo structure, which, however, renders them liable to destructive fires; has a fine castle, government offices, university, and some 700 schools and colleges; as the political, commercial, and literary metropolis it possesses an overshadowing influence over the national life of the empire. Yokohama, 17 m. distant, is the port of entry.

Anagrams for Tokyo »

  1. Kyoto, Kyōto

How to pronounce Tokyo?

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How to say Tokyo in sign language?

  1. tokyo

Numerology

  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of Tokyo in Chaldean Numerology is: 3

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of Tokyo in Pythagorean Numerology is: 5

Examples of Tokyo in a Sentence

  1. Yoshinori Mizutani:

    These parakeets aren't supposed to exist in Tokyo, but they do.

  2. David Eisenbud:

    I discovered it when I went to visit the University of Tokyo years ago and one of the professors there... said to me,' David Eisenbud know, we actually have better chalk than David Eisenbud do in the States,' i said,' Oh, go on, chalk is chalk... I was surprised to find that he was right.'.

  3. Andrew Zimbalist:

    First, the IOC and the Tokyo organizing committee are in denial. They have never had to cancel an Olympics for anything but a world war, second, they want to control the spin. By pretending that there will be business as usual, they are hoping to keep Olympians in training and Olympic fans in preparation for traveling to Tokyo. If by some good fortune the virus abates and the Olympics are held, they want to make sure the athletes are present and prepared.

  4. Olympics President Yoshiro Mori:

    I would like to clearly reiterate that cancellation or postponement of the Tokyo Games are not being considered.

  5. Sani Brown:

    I am really disappointed, I have just got to try and do my best to aim for the Tokyo 2020 Rio Olympics.

Images & Illustrations of Tokyo

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