Where is Tokyo?
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Tokyo in the Future
-Tokyo used to be called Ed0 but changed in 1868.
Tokyo was originally set to host the Summer Olympic Games in 1940, but the privilege ended up being awarded to Helsinki before the games were cancelled due to World War II.
-Oshiya, or “pushers,” are employed in some of Tokyo’s railway stations. These station attendants literally push people onto crowded trains during rush hour.
-Tokyo have strange fending machines that have, canned bread, cigarettes and fresh eggs.
-Five million pounds of seafood, worth roughly $36 million, are sold daily at Tsukiji Fish Market.
-In 1962, Tokyo became the first city in history to record a population greater than 10 million, making it the largest city in the world at the time.
-Tokyo has over 100 universities and colleges, giving it the world’s highest concentration of higher learning institutions.
-The Eiffel Tower was the inspiration for the Tokyo Tower. The tower is repainted every five years, a process that takes 12 months each time.
-Tokyo Disneyland was Disney’s first park outside the USA. The park employs over 20,000 people.
-At over 5,000 square miles, the Greater Tokyo Area is the second largest metropolitan area on the planet in terms of urban landmass. In terms of population, it is the largest in the world.
There are many national parks in Tokyo, making up 38% of the total land area.
-Five of the top 25 amusement parts are in Tokyo.
-Tokyo has the largest metropolitan economy worldwide, being a major finance, technology, export, and tourism hub.
-You can get around much of Tokyo by train and it has the most extensive urban railway network worldwide.
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