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.
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, when his current detention period.. WorldNews - Published Also reported by •Reuters
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 when his current detention period.. Reuters - Published
FILE PHOTO: Former Nissan Motor Chairman Carlos Ghosn accompanied by his wife Carole Ghosn, arrives at his place of residence in Tokyo, Japan, March 8, 2019. REUTERS/Issei Kato TOKYO (Reuters) - Tokyo..
Foreign Secretary Jeremy Hunt visited a school in Tokyo, where he attempted to explain Brexit to the pupils. Speaking outside the school, Mr Hunt also denied that the Conservative Party was moving to..
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Automotive News reports- defense lawyers say Carlos Ghosn's "illegal" arrest has interrupted his care for chronic kidney failure, which has plagued the former Nissan boss because of treatment for high..
According to Automotive News, lawyers representing Carlos Ghosn filed a second appeal against his latest arrest. The disgraced automotive executive was arrested for a fourth time in Tokyo for financial..
TOKYO (Reuters) - Ousted Nissan boss Carlos Ghosn said he was innocent and slammed former colleagues whom he accused of backstabbing and conspiring against him, in a pre-recorded video that marked his..
Nissan Motor shareholders oust erstwhile boss Carlos Ghosn as a director, formally severing his ties with the Japanese automaker he rescued from near-bankruptcy two decades ago and from which he is now..
In reserved Japan, experts say that a new effort to give people a chance to express their innermost feelings has helped cut suicides by nearly 40 percent from a peak in 2003. At the forefront of this..
According to a report by Reuters, on Friday, a Tokyo court approved a request by prosecutors to detain Carlos Ghosn for 10 days for further questioning, rejecting an appeal by the ousted Nissan boss'..
TOKYO -- A Tokyo court approved on Friday a request by prosecutors to detain Carlos Ghosn for 10 days for further questioning, a move the ousted Nissan boss' lawyer said he would appeal. The decision..
Reuters reports Ousted Nissan boss Carlos Ghosn would not get a fair trial by a Tokyo court if he were tried alongside his former employer, a lawyer for Ghosn said on Tuesday. He said the carmaker was..
Automotive News reports Lawyers for ousted Nissan boss Carlos Ghosn asked a Tokyo court that he stand trial for alleged financial wrongdoing separately from his former employer, saying he would not get..
Lured by higher wages but often burdened by debts to recruiters, Vietnamese are the fastest-growing group of foreigners in Japan, which on April 1 will implement a new system to allow more workers into..
Ichiro Suzuki, the most prolific hitter in baseball history and an icon on both sides of the Pacific, retires as his fellow Seattle Mariners wept, bowed and hugged him in a Tokyo stadium rocking with..
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 station north of Tokyo, a spokeswoman said on.. Reuters - Published
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 Japan's Shinto religion, as part of a.. WorldNews - Published
TOKYO, April 16 (Xinhua) -- Japanese Foreign Minister Taro Kono on Tuesday expressed his strong hope that Britain's planned departure from the European Union (EU) would be a smooth one and that a.. WorldNews - Published
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 wreckage and protect its valuable.. WorldNews - Published
Tokyo: Japan Prime Minister Shinzo Abe on Monday expressed hope that the UK will take measures to avoid ‘no deal’ Brexit. Abe also told British Foreign Secretary Jeremy Hunt that he hopes the.. WorldNews - Published
(TOKYO) — The operator of the tsunami-wrecked Fukushima nuclear plant has begun removing fuel from a cooling pool at one of three reactors that melted down in the 2011 disaster, a milestone in the.. WorldNews - Published
TOKYO (AP) — A U.S. serviceman fatally stabbed a Japanese woman and then killed himself in Okinawa on Saturday, Japan's Foreign Ministry said, amid growing resentment about the presence of American.. WorldNews - Published