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Tokyo , officially Tokyo Metropolis , one of the 47 prefectures of Japan, has served as the Japanese capital since 1869. As of 2018, the Greater Tokyo Area ranked as the most populous metropolitan area in the world. The urban area houses the seat of the Emperor of Japan, of the Japanese government and of the National Diet. Tokyo forms part of the Kantō region on the southeastern side of Japan's main island, Honshu, and includes the Izu Islands and Ogasawara Islands. Tokyo was formerly named Edo when Shōgun Tokugawa Ieyasu made the city his headquarters in 1603. It became the capital after Emperor Meiji moved his seat to the city from Kyoto in 1868; at that time Edo was renamed Tokyo. Tokyo Metropolis formed in 1943 from the merger of the former Tokyo Prefecture and the city of Tokyo . Tokyo is often referred to as a city but is officially known and governed as a "metropolitan prefecture", which differs from and combines elements of a city and a prefecture, a characteristic unique to Tokyo.

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TOKYO, April 25 (Xinhua) -- Former Chairman of Nissan Motor Co. Carlos Ghosn was released Thursday on bail for a second time after being indicted for a fourth..
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Former Nissan Chairman Carlos Ghosn, who was released on bail from a Tokyo jail on Thursday, said he was grateful bail had been granted but denounced conditions..
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Tokyo court restricts deposed CEO from contact with his wife, who is linked to financial misconduct allegations
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TOKYO (AP) — Nissan ex-chairman Carlos Ghosn to be released on bail after Japanese court rejects prosecutors' appeal. × Continue reading your article with..
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Former Nissan Chairman Carlos Ghosn walked out of a Japanese jail for a second time late on Thursday, freed on $4.5 million bail after agreeing to curbs on..
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Former Nissan boss Carlos Ghosn, who was indicted this week on fresh charges of financial misconduct, was released from a Japanese jail on Thursday after posting..
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Tokyo: A Japanese court granted Carlos Ghosn bail Thursday, meaning the former Nissan boss could soon walk out of his Tokyo detention centre to prepare his..
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Former Nissan Motor Chairman Carlos Ghosn was set to walk out of a Japanese detention center for a second time since his arrest last year on financial misconduct..
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Carlos Ghosn, who faces financial misconduct charges in Japan, is set be released from custody on bail.
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A Japanese court granted Carlos Ghosn bail Thursday, meaning the former Nissan boss could soon walk out of his Tokyo detention centre to prepare his defence..
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Former Nissan Motor Co Chairman Carlos Ghosn looked set to walk out of a Japanese detention center for the second time since his arrest last year on financial..
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A Tokyo court on Thursday approved a bail request from ousted Nissan Motor Co Chairman Carlos Ghosn, setting his bail at 500 million yen ($4.5 million), the..
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TOKYO — Japan’s government apologized Wednesday to tens of thousands of people who were forcibly sterilized under a now-defunct Eugenics Protection Law which..
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French President Emmanuel Macron and Japan's Prime Minister Shinzo Abe on Tuesday discussed the future of the Renault-Nissan alliance and the investigation in..
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Jiji Press TOKYO (Jiji Press) — Prime Minister Shinzo Abe left Haneda Airport on Monday to visit six nations, including the United States, aboard a government..
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Japanese prosecutors indicted Carlos Ghosn on Monday on another charge of aggravated breach of trust, a Tokyo court said, the fourth charge against the former..
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Tokyo prosecutors are likely to indict former Nissan Motor Co Ltd boss Carlos Ghosn on an additional charge of aggravated breach of trust as early as Monday,..
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Tokyo prosecutors are likely to indict former Nissan Motor Co Ltd Chairman Carlos Ghosn on an additional charge of aggravated breach of trust as early as Monday..
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Tokyo prosecutors are likely to indict former Nissan Motor Co Ltd boss Carlos Ghosn on an additional charge of aggravated breach of trust as early as Monday,..
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Tokyo Electric Power plans to allow overseas workers coming to Japan under a new visa program to work on the cleanup of its wrecked Fukushima nuclear power..
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TOKYO (Reuters) - Japanese Emperor Akihito, along with Empress Michiko, on Wednesday started a three-day pilgrimage to the Ise Grand Shrine, the holiest site in..
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TOKYO, April 16 (Xinhua) -- Japanese Foreign Minister Taro Kono on Tuesday expressed his strong hope that Britain's planned departure from the European Union..
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TOKYO: One week after an F-35A stealth fighter jet crashed off the northeastern coast of Japan, US and Japanese military vessels are struggling to find the..
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