Information on Tokyo

The prefectural capital is Tokyo (Shinjuku-ku).

Tokyo is a capital in Japan. The population of Tokyo is the largest in Japan and 12 million people live. The American technical magazine is chosen as the 3rd global city in the world.
Tokyo is the center of administration of justice of Japan, legislation, and administration. And it is the economic center. Tokyo Stock Exchange has the same importance as the New York Stock Exchange and the London Stock Exchange.

The fisheries of Tokyo make a fishery izu islands, ogasawara islands, and Tokyo Bay. And the tsukiji market in Tokyo is the world's largest scale in the wholesale market.

In Tokyo, many head offices have gathered in the business district of Chiyoda-ku, Chuo-ku, Minato-ku, and Shinjuku-ku. And many places of business and factories to the Tokyo Bay area along the shore gather.

A cities, towns and villages list is here.

Ranking of Tokyo
Item National ranking Outline
Area (2009) The 44st place 2,103 square kilometers
The number of cities, wards, towns, and villages (2010) The 4st place 62 cities, towns and villages
Population (2008) The 1th place 12,462,196 persons
Number of households (2008) The 1th place 6160440 households
People-of-the-prefecture gross product (substance) (2007) The 1th place 98,892,188 (unit: 1 million yen)