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Tokyo Prefecture
TOKYO PREFECTURE (東京府, とうきょうふ|Tōkyō-fu or Tōkei-fu) is a former Japanese government entity which existed between 1869 and 1943. CONTENTS * 1 History * 2 References * 3 Further reading * 4 External links HISTORY Tokyo
Tokyo
Prefectural Office and Tokyo
Tokyo
City Hall, Taishō period
Taishō period
In 1943, the prefecture's municipalities, including the traditional city of Tokyo
Tokyo
, became part of the newly created Tokyo
Tokyo
Metropolis (東京都, Tōkyō-to) or "Greater Tokyo
Tokyo
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Special Wards Of Tokyo
The SPECIAL WARDS (特別区, tokubetsu-ku) are 23 municipalities that together make up the core and the most populous part of Tokyo
Tokyo
, Japan
Japan
. Together, they occupy the land that was originally Tokyo
Tokyo
City before it was abolished in 1943 to become part of the newly created Tokyo
Tokyo
Metropolis . The special wards' structure was established under the Japanese Local Autonomy Law and is unique to Tokyo. Nevertheless, analogues exist in historic and contemporary Chinese and Korean administration. In Japanese, they are commonly known as the 23 wards (23区, nijūsan-ku). Confusingly, all wards refer to themselves as a city in English, but the Japanese designation of special ward (tokubetsu ku) remains unchanged. Moreover, in everyday English, Tokyo
Tokyo
as a whole is also referred to as a city
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Digital Object Identifier
In computing, a DIGITAL OBJECT IDENTIFIER or DOI is a persistent identifier or handle used to uniquely identify objects, standardized by the International Organization for Standardization
International Organization for Standardization
( ISO
ISO
). An implementation of the Handle System , DOIs are in wide use mainly to identify academic, professional, and government information, such as journal articles, research reports and data sets, and official publications though they also have been used to identify other types of information resources, such as commercial videos. A DOI aims to be "resolvable", usually to some form of access to the information object to which the DOI refers. This is achieved by binding the DOI to metadata about the object, such as a URL , indicating where the object can be found
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Geographic Coordinate System
A GEOGRAPHIC COORDINATE SYSTEM is a coordinate system used in geography that enables every location on Earth to be specified by a set of numbers, letters or symbols. The coordinates are often chosen such that one of the numbers represents a vertical position , and two or three of the numbers represent a horizontal position . A common choice of coordinates is latitude , longitude and elevation . To specify a location on a two-dimensional map requires a map projection
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Special
SPECIAL or SPECIALS may refer to: CONTENTS * 1 Music * 2 Film and television * 3 Other uses * 4 See also MUSIC * Special (album) , a 1992 album by Vesta Williams * "Special" (Garbage song) , 1998 * "Special" (Mew song) , 2005 * "Special" (Stephen Lynch song) , 2000 * The Specials
The Specials
, a British band * "Special", a song by Violent Femmes on The Blind Leading the Naked * "Special", a song on
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1933
1933
1933
(MCMXXXIII ) was a common year starting on Sunday of the Gregorian calendar
Gregorian calendar
, the 1933rd year of the Common Era
Common Era
(CE) and Anno Domini (AD) designations, the 933rd year of the 2nd millennium
2nd millennium
, the 33rd year of the 20th century
20th century
, and the 4th year of the 1930s decade
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Taishō Period
The TAISHō PERIOD (大正時代, Taishō jidai), or TAISHō ERA, is a period in the history of Japan
Japan
dating from July 30, 1912, to December 25, 1926, coinciding with the reign of the Emperor Taishō . The new emperor was a sickly man, which prompted the shift in political power from the old oligarchic group of elder statesmen (or genrō ) to the Imperial Diet of Japan
Japan
and the democratic parties . Thus, the era is considered the time of the liberal movement known as the "TAISHō DEMOCRACY" in Japan; it is usually distinguished from the preceding chaotic Meiji period
Meiji period
and the following militarism -driven first part of the Shōwa period
Shōwa period

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Japan
Coordinates : 35°N 136°E / 35°N 136°E / 35; 136 Japan 日本国 Nippon-koku or Nihon-koku Flag Imperial Seal ANTHEM: * " Kimigayo " * 君が代 "His Imperial Majesty's Reign" GOVERNMENT SEAL OF JAPAN * * Go-Shichi no Kiri (五七桐) Area controlled by Japan
Japan
shown in green—claimed, but uncontrolled shown in light green Capital and largest city
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Flag Of Tokyo
TOKYO METROPOLIS has two official emblems. One is called the crest or monshō , another is called the symbol. It also has two official flags featuring either emblem. CONTENTS * 1 Metropolitan crest * 2 Metropolitan flag * 3 Metropolitan symbol * 4 Metropolitan symbol flag * 5 Usages * 6 See also * 7 Notes * 8 External links METROPOLITAN CREST Metropolitan Crest The CREST OF TOKYO METROPOLIS (東京都紋章, Tōkyō-to Monshō) was adopted on November 2, 1943, under the Metropolitan Announcement No.464 (告示第464号). It is same as the Crest of the former Tokyo City , decided by the city council on December 1889. It is believed to be designed by Hiromoto Watanabe (渡辺洪基, Watanabe Hiromoto), an alderman of the city. The crest shows the Sun with six rays, representing Tokyo
Tokyo
as the center of Japan. As most other prefectural crests in Japan, its color is not designated
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Prefectures Of Japan
The PREFECTURES OF JAPAN (都道府県, Todōfuken) consist of 47 prefectures . They form the first level of jurisdiction and administrative division of Japan
Japan
. They consist of 43 prefectures (県, ken) proper, two urban prefectures (府, fu, Osaka
Osaka
and Kyoto
Kyoto
), one "circuit " or "territory" (道, dō, Hokkaido
Hokkaido
) and one "metropolis" (都, to, Tokyo
Tokyo
). The Meiji Fuhanken sanchisei administration created the first prefectures (urban -fu and rural -ken) from 1868 to replace the urban and rural administrators (bugyō, daikan, etc.) in the parts of the country previously controlled directly by the shogunate and a few territories of rebels/shogunate loyalists who had not submitted to the new government such as Aizu /Wakamatsu
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Greater Tokyo Area
Japan
Japan
------------------------- MAJOR CITIES Tokyo
Tokyo
Metropolis (includes 23 special wards )
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Tokyo (other)
TOKYO (東京) is the capital of Japan, specifically the administrative region of present-day Tokyo, including the large western region and Pacific islands
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Tokyo Metropolitan Government
The TOKYO METROPOLITAN GOVERNMENT (東京都庁, Tōkyōto-chō) is the government of the Tokyo
Tokyo
Metropolis
Metropolis
, one of the 47 prefectures of Japan
Japan
. The government consists of a popularly elected governor and assembly. The headquarters building is located in the ward of Shinjuku . The metropolitan government administers the 23 Special
Special
Wards of Tokyo
Tokyo
(each governed as an individual city), as well as the other cities and towns that constitute the prefecture. With a population of more than 13 million living within its boundaries, and many more commuting from neighbouring prefectures, the metropolitan government wields significant political power within Japan
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Tokyo
TOKYO (/ˈtoʊkioʊ/ , Japanese: ( listen )), officially TOKYO METROPOLIS, is the capital city of Japan
Japan
and one of its 47 prefectures . The Greater Tokyo Area
Greater Tokyo Area
is the most populous metropolitan area in the world. It is the seat of the Emperor of Japan
Japan
and the Japanese government . Tokyo
Tokyo
is in the Kantō region
Kantō region
on the southeastern side of the main island Honshu
Honshu
and includes the Izu Islands and Ogasawara Islands
Ogasawara Islands
. Formerly known as Edo
Edo
, it has been the de facto seat of government since 1603 when Shogun
Shogun
Tokugawa Ieyasu made the city his headquarters
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Tokyo Prefecture
TOKYO PREFECTURE (東京府, とうきょうふ|Tōkyō-fu or Tōkei-fu) is a former Japanese government entity which existed between 1869 and 1943. CONTENTS * 1 History * 2 References * 3 Further reading * 4 External links HISTORY Tokyo
Tokyo
Prefectural Office and Tokyo
Tokyo
City Hall, Taishō period
Taishō period
In 1943, the prefecture's municipalities, including the traditional city of Tokyo
Tokyo
, became part of the newly created Tokyo
Tokyo
Metropolis (東京都, Tōkyō-to) or "Greater Tokyo
Tokyo
Metropolitan Area "
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Tokyo City
TOKYO CITY (東京市, Tōkyō-shi) was a municipality in Japan
Japan
and part of Tokyo-fu which existed from 1 May 1889
1889
until its merger with its prefecture on 1 July 1943. The historical boundaries of Tokyo City are now occupied by the 23 Special
Special
Wards of Tokyo. The new merged government became what is now Tokyo
Tokyo
, also known as the Tokyo Metropolis , or, ambiguously, Tokyo
Tokyo
Prefecture . CONTENTS * 1 History * 2 Wards * 3 See also * 4 References * 5 Further reading * 6 External links HISTORY See also: History of Tokyo
Tokyo
In 1868, the medieval city of Edo
Edo
, seat of the Tokugawa government, was renamed Tokyo
Tokyo
, and the offices of Tokyo
Tokyo
Prefecture (-fu) were opened
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