Where is Tokyo
Tokyo is the capital city of Japan and the Metropolis region is one of the 47th prefectures of Japan. Tokyo metropolis was evolved after the merger of Tokyo prefecture and Tokyo city in the year 1943. By virtue of being the capital city, Tokyo is the home of the Japanese Imperial Family and also homes seat of Japanese Government.
Surprisingly, with the population about 35 million people, Tokyo metropolitan area is the largest metropolitan area in the world. In addition, with GDP of US$1.479 trillion at purchasing power parity (in 2008), it is also the largest metropolitan economy of the world; New York City rank comes after Tokyo. Probably, this is the reason that Tokyo is considered as one of the three "command centers" for the world economy, along with New York City and London.
This city is listed as an alpha+ world city by the GaWC's 2008 inventory and ranked third among global cities by Foreign Policy's 2010 Global Cities Index. Tokyo was named the second most expensive city for expatriate employees for the year 2010, as per the report given by the Mercer and Economist Intelligence Unit cost-of-living surveys. As per the report given by Monocle magazine, Tokyo is named as fourth Most Livable City and the World's Most Livable Megalopolis.
Interesting Facts about Tokyo
Coordinates: 35°41′23″N 139°41′32″E
Area: 2,187.08 sq. km, 847.14 sq mi
Population (2019): 13,929,280 Time zone: UTC+9
Climate: Humid Subtropical Climate ISO 3166-2: JP-13