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Tokyo in Simple English!

Tokyo in Simple English!

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Tokyo
Tokyo
Tokyo
(
東京
) is thecapital of Japan. Ten percent (10%) of theJapanesepeople live in Tokyo, and as many as twenty percent (20%) of the population live around it. As of 2007, the population was 12,790,000. Tokyo is the center of business, trade, andindustryof Japan and also of  Asia. Tokyo is in a part of Japan called the Kanto plain. It faces Tokyo bay. Two riversrun through Tokyo. One is the Sumida River which runs from the north to the south, andflows into Tokyo bay. The other is the Tama River which runs from the west to the east.The Tama River is a border between Tokyo and its neighbor city, Kawasaki.Tokyo means "the Eastern capital" inJapanese. It became the capital of Japan in themiddle of  19th century, when its name changed from "Edo" to "Tokyo". Before then, Kyotowas the capital of Japan. Theemperor of Japan,Tenno,lived in Kyoto. Edo was the place where the Tokugawa Shogunslived. The city grew up under the control of the Shoguns. Before then it was a small town on the sea. Edo means "the mouth of a river"in Japanese.Tokyo was destroyed by fires started by the Great KantoEarthquakein1923. It was also  badly damaged by bombsduring World War II. The most famous bombing was on March 10, 1945. After Japan lost the war, the city was rebuilt. Tokyo held theOlympic Games in the summer of 1964.
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[change] Special wards of Tokyo
It has been suggested that the text on
be merged into (added to)this article or  section. (Discuss)Tokyo has 23 Special wards.
Chuou
Minato
Shinjuku
Bunkyo
Taito
Sumida
Koutou
Meguro
Shinagawa
Meguro
Oota
Setagaya
Shibuya
 Nakano
Suginami
Toshima
Kita
Arakawa
Itabashi
 Nerima
Adachi
Katsusika
Edogawa
[change] Other cities
Akiruno
Inagi
Oume
 
Kiyose
Kunitachi
Koganei
Kokubunji
Kodaira
Komae
Tachikawa
Tama
Chofu
 Nishi-tokyo
Hachiouji
Hamura
Higashi-kurume
Higashi-murayama
Higashi-yamato
Hino
Fuchu
Fussa
Machida
Mitaka
Musashino
Musashi-murayama
[change] Other towns/villages
Oshima (Town)
Kouzushima (village)
Toshima (village)
 Niijima (village)
Ogasawara (village)
Okutama (Town)
Hinode (Town)
Hinohara (village)
Mizuho (Town)
Aogashima (village)
Hachijo (Town)
Mikurajima(village)
Miyake (village)
[change] Izu & Ogasawara Islands
ooshima
 Niijima
Shikinejima
Mikurajima
Miyakejima
Hachijojima
Toshima

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