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Tokyo: Capital of Japan
Tokyo , officially Tokyo Metropolis , is one of the 47 prefectures of Japan. It has served as the Japanese capital since 1869, its urban area housing the Emperor of Japan and the Japanese government. 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. The 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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Japan plane evacuating citizens arrives Tokyo from virus-hit Wuhan

A chartered plane carrying 206 Japanese nationals evacuated from Wuhan, the epicenter of China's coronavirus outbreak, arrived at Tokyo's Haneda airport on Wednesday, as the death toll from the new..
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Japan arrests ex-SoftBank employee suspected of spying for Russia

japan arrests ex-softbank employee suspected of spying for russia
Tokyo: Japanese police have arrested a former SoftBank employee for allegedly stealing proprietary information from the telecom giant and giving it to Russian officials, police and media reports said..
WorldNews - Published

Videos for Tokyo


Iran's only female Olympic medallist plans to start for Germany at next Olympics [Video]Iran's only female Olympic medallist plans to start for Germany at next Olympics

Iran's only female Olympic medallist Kimia Alizadeh says she plans to start for Germany in this year's Summer Olympics in Tokyo.

Credit: Reuters - Sports     Duration: 01:01Published

With Olympics, world champ says surfing shreds image as sport for 'bums' [Video]With Olympics, world champ says surfing shreds image as sport for 'bums'

Italo Ferreira believes the perception of surfing as a sport will change once it makes it's Olympic debut in Tokyo.

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Kneeling and Other Forms of Protest Banned at 2020 Olympics [Video]Kneeling and Other Forms of Protest Banned at 2020 Olympics

The International Olympic Committee released its guidelines regarding the upcoming 2020 Summer Olympics in Tokyo.

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Keep politics out of 2020 Tokyo Games, says IOC's Bach [Video]Keep politics out of 2020 Tokyo Games, says IOC's Bach

Politicians and athletes should keep politics out of this year's Tokyo Olympic Games to protect the event's neutrality and its status as a peaceful meeting place, International Olympic Committee..

Credit: Reuters - Sports     Duration: 01:05Published

New details emerge about Ghosn's escape [Video]New details emerge about Ghosn's escape

On December 29, Carlos Ghosn walked out of his house in Tokyo wearing a hat and a surgical mask in plain view of security cameras.

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Arrest warrant for Ghosn's wife issued on eve of speech [Video]Arrest warrant for Ghosn's wife issued on eve of speech

International fugitive and former Nissan boss Carlos Ghosn is expected to deliver a press conference on Wednesday. Meanwhile, a spokesperson is calling the new Japanese arrest warrant issued for his..

Credit: Reuters Studio     Duration: 01:15Published

Countdown to Tokyo: 200 days until the 2020 Olympics [Video]Countdown to Tokyo: 200 days until the 2020 Olympics

With just 200 days to go until the start of the 2020 Olympics in Tokyo, we take a look at the Games in numbers.

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Japan's PM Abe opens Tokyo 2020 National Stadium [Video]Japan's PM Abe opens Tokyo 2020 National Stadium

Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe on Sunday hailed the completion of the National Stadium built for the Tokyo 2020 Olympics. Emer McCarthy reports.

Credit: Reuters Studio     Duration: 01:03Published

Thousands laud Brave Blossoms in central Tokyo parade [Video]Thousands laud Brave Blossoms in central Tokyo parade

Japan rugby team hounoured with parade in Tokyo after stellar World Cup.

Credit: Reuters - Sports     Duration: 01:27Published

Paralympics chief 'disgusted' with Russia for letting down nation's clean athletes [Video]Paralympics chief 'disgusted' with Russia for letting down nation's clean athletes

International Paralympic Committee president Andrew Parsons says it is 'disgusting' regarding the way Russian authorities have let down their clean athletes.

Credit: Reuters - Sports     Duration: 00:34Published

U.S. anti-doping chief calls WADA's Russia punishment inadequate [Video]U.S. anti-doping chief calls WADA's Russia punishment inadequate

Travis Tygart says "Russia's behavior hasn't changed" and that new ruling still allows the country to send a full delegation to the Tokyo games

Credit: Reuters - Sports     Duration: 01:16Published

Russia to learn its fate on potential Olympic ban on Monday [Video]Russia to learn its fate on potential Olympic ban on Monday

Russian athletes could be barred from the Tokyo Olympic Games when the World Anti-Doping Agency executive committee meets on Monday. Emer McCarthy reports.

Credit: Reuters Studio     Duration: 01:34Published

 

Japan says Middle East mission in self-interest as crude importer

Japan's Defense Minister Taro Kono on Tuesday defended Tokyo's decision to send forces to the Middle East to help ensure the safety of merchant ships, saying it was in the Japanese people's interest,..
Reuters - Published

Asian shares rise ahead of US-China 'Phase 1' trade deal

asian shares rise ahead of us-china 'phase 1' trade deal
TOKYO (AP) — Asian shares mostly followed Wall Street higher on Tuesday amid optimism that a trade deal between the U.S. and China will be a boon for the regional economy. Japan's benchmark Nikkei..
WorldNews - Published

How Carlos Ghosn became the world's most famous fugitive

how carlos ghosn became the world's most famous fugitive
On Christmas Eve, Carlos Ghosn walked into his lawyers' modest office in central Tokyo to speak to his wife, Carole, for only the second time since April. During his long odyssey through the Japanese..
WorldNews - Published

Ghosn took bullet train to Osaka en route to Lebanon: Kyodo

Former Nissan and Renault boss Carlos Ghosn began his astonishing escape from Japan with a bullet train ride from Tokyo to Osaka, possibly accompanied by several people, Japanese news agency Kyodo..
Reuters - Published

Japan vows to improve border checks, bail after Ghosn flight

japan vows to improve border checks, bail after ghosn flight
TOKYO (AP) — Japan's justice minister vowed Monday to strengthen border departure checks and review bail conditions after Nissan's former chairman, Carlos Ghosn, fled the country. Masako Mori told..
WorldNews - Published

With Uighur comic, Japanese manga artist aims to highlight everday 'suffering'

with uighur comic, japanese manga artist aims to highlight everday 'suffering'
TOKYO — A Japanese artist whose manga comics about a Uighur woman went viral wants to use the simple power of her work to raise awareness of the “daily suffering” endured by the Chinese mostly..
WorldNews - Published

Factbox: Tsinghua-backed 500.com identified by media as involved in Japan casino bribery case

China's 500.com Ltd, an online gambling firm, was identified by media as the company accused by Tokyo prosecutors of bribing Japanese lawmakers in the hope of building a casino in Japan.
Reuters - Published

Japan executes first foreigner in years, a Chinese man who killed a family

japan executes first foreigner in years, a chinese man who killed a family
TOKYO (Reuters) - Japan on Thursday executed a 40-year-old Chinese man convicted of murdering a family of four, in the country's first execution of a foreigner since the disclosure of details on..
WorldNews - Published

Japan Ruling Party Lawmaker Arrested in Casino Bribery Scandal

japan ruling party lawmaker arrested in casino bribery scandal
(Bloomberg) -- Tokyo prosecutors arrested a ruling party lawmaker on suspicion of receiving bribes from a Chinese company seeking to invest in the casino industry, dealing a blow to already unpopular..
WorldNews - Published Also reported by •Reuters

China, Japan stocks lower on Christmas

china, japan stocks lower on christmas
BEIJING (AP) — Japanese stock prices declined and Chinese markets were little-changed Wednesday while trading in most other Asian economies was closed for Christmas Day. Tokyo’s Nikkei 225 lost..
WorldNews - Published

Japan PM asks South Korea to take steps to resolve bilateral row

Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe said on Tuesday it is South Korea's responsibility to come up with measures that would resolve bilateral disputes that have taken Tokyo's relationship with Seoul to..
Reuters - Published

Japan briefs Iran on plan to send forces to Middle East

Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe on Friday briefed Iranian President Hassan Rouhani on Tokyo's plan to send naval forces to the Middle East to protect Japanese vessels, a Japanese official said.
Reuters - Published

Asian shares rise after Wall Street rally on China reports

asian shares rise after wall street rally on china reports
TOKYO (AP) — Asian shares rose Tuesday following a rally on Wall Street that sent the major indexes to record highs, cheered by surprisingly strong economic reports out of China. Japan's benchmark..
WorldNews - Published

Tokyo being billed as ‘Recovery Olympics’ — but not for all

tokyo being billed as ‘recovery olympics’ — but not for all
FUTABA, Japan (AP) — The torch relay for the Tokyo Olympics will kick off in Fukushima, the northern prefecture devastated almost nine years ago by an earthquake, tsunami and the subsequent meltdown..
WorldNews - Published

Asian shares mixed as Fed leaves rates unchanged

asian shares mixed as fed leaves rates unchanged
TOKYO (AP) — Asian shares were mixed Thursday after a wobbly day on Wall Street following the Federal Reserve announcement it would leave interest rates unchanged. Japan’s benchmark Nikkei 225..
WorldNews - Published

Official documents shed light on Tokyo's role in 'comfort women': Kyodo

The Imperial Japanese Army asked the government to provide one "comfort woman" for every 70 soldiers, Japan's Kyodo news agency said, citing wartime government documents it had reviewed, shedding a..
Reuters - Published

Don't mention the war crimes: how Japan fakes its history by omission

A visit to a Tokyo war museum is chilling for what it fails to disclose.
The Age - Published

Tokyo dismisses Pak statement on India-Japan defence meeting, asks it to take resolute action on countering terrorism

Islamabad on Monday had issued a strongly worded statement on it being mentioned in India Japan 2+2 statement after the latter called on Pakistan to act on terror.
DNA - Published

Asian shares slip, Europe mixed amid US-China trade tensions

asian shares slip, europe mixed amid us-china trade tensions
TOKYO (AP) — Asian shares slipped Tuesday while European indexes were mixed in early trading following a drop on Wall Street amid pessimism over U.S.-China trade tensions. France’s CAC 40 was..
WorldNews - Published

Japan govt plans $92bn stimulus to spur growth

japan govt plans $92bn stimulus to spur growth
TOKYO: Japan’s government is considering putting together a large-scale economic stimulus package with fiscal spending exceeding $92 billion, the Nikkei newspaper said, as soft global demand...
WorldNews - Published

Female sumo wrestlers step into the ring and fight for visibility

Despite their rising profiles and achievements, females are still barred from competing in sumo's mecca, the Ryōgoku Kokugikan arena in Tokyo
CBS News - Published

Japan's Nakasone hobnobbed with Reagan, pursued reforms, aimed to alter constitution

TOKYO Reuters - Yasuhiro Nakasone, one of Japan's longest reigning premiers and known for his friendship with Ronald Reagan, has died at the age of 101, a top ruling party official said on Friday.
Reuters - Published

Danni Di Toro and Ryley Batt named as Australia's Paralympic captains

Anointed by Kurt Fearnley as his successor, Ryley Batt will join Danni Di Toro as co-captain of Australia's Paralympic team for the 2020 Games in Tokyo.
SBS - Published

Toshiba develops way to accurately detect cancers from single drop of blood

toshiba develops way to accurately detect cancers from single drop of blood
Toshiba Corp. said Monday it has developed a technology to detect 13 types of cancer from a single drop of blood with 99 percent accuracy. Toshiba, which developed the diagnosis method with the..
WorldNews - Published

Pope denounces ‘evil’ of nukes as he fulfills Japan dream

pope denounces ‘evil’ of nukes as he fulfills japan dream
TOKYO (AP) — Pope Francis denounced the “evil” of nuclear weapons on Saturday as he began a three-day visit to Japan and fulfilled a dream to be a missionary in a land with a rich but bloody..
WorldNews - Published

Yahoo Japan, Line to merge business to form online giant

yahoo japan, line to merge business to form online giant
TOKYO (AP) — Online services Yahoo Japan and Line Corp. have announced they are merging. Z Holdings Corp., which owns SoftBank Corp. that operates Yahoo Japan, and Naver Corp. of South Korea, which..
WorldNews - Published

Donald Trump Asked Tokyo for $8 Billion to Keep US Troops in Japan

donald trump asked tokyo for $8 billion to keep us troops in japan
Tokyo: US President Donald Trump has asked Japan to quadruple its payments for...
WorldNews - Published

China frees Japanese academic as Tokyo prepares for Xi visit

A Japanese academic returned home on Friday after being released by China following several weeks in detention, a move expected to help pave the way for a state visit by Chinese President Xi Jinping to..
Reuters - Published

Festival marks Japan emperor's enthronement

Tens of thousands of people gather in Tokyo to celebrate the enthronement of Emperor Naruhito.
BBC News - Published

Passengers, restaurants struggle with water cutoff at Haneda terminal

Tokyo's Haneda airport was grappling with a water supply cutoff at one of its terminals on Thursday, with passengers washing their hands with bottled water and some restaurants suspending operations,..
Reuters - Published

North Korea claims hydrogen bomb test

CBS News Asia Correspondent Ben Tracy joins Face the Nation from Tokyo to discuss North Korea's first nuclear test in six years.
CBS News - Published

2020 Olympics: Tokyo accepts 'painful' decision to move marathon to Sapporo

2020 olympics: tokyo accepts 'painful' decision to move marathon to sapporo
Move follows Olympic committee’s sudden decision to relocate event to avoid sweltering heat Tokyo’s governor, Yuriko Koike, has reluctantly dropped her opposition to the International Olympic..
WorldNews - Published

The King of Sushi

The king of sushi is tuna -- especially bluefin tuna. In Tokyo's Tsukiji fish market, bluefin can sell for as much as $20,000 per fish. As Bob Simon reports, growing demand is pushing fisherman..
CBS News - Published

Tiger Woods determined to compete in 2020 Olympics

tiger woods determined to compete in 2020 olympics
Tiger Woods has his eyes on the 2020 Olympics in Tokyo, and that was before he won this past weekend's ZOZO Championship in Japan. Golf will be a medal sport for the second...
WorldNews - Published

Repopulating a Japanese town

As the Japanese populace shrinks and ages, and young people leave the suburbs and rural areas for cities, more and more communities are becoming ghost towns, with abandoned houses and declining..
CBS News - Published

Four dead in landslides, floods weeks after typhoon hit Japan

four dead in landslides, floods weeks after typhoon hit japan
Tokyo (AFP) - Four people were killed and another person was missing in landslides and floods on Friday, local officials and news reports said, as Japan was hit by heavy rains just two weeks after a..
WorldNews - Published

Nissan’s Ghosn decries all charges and Japan’s ‘hostage justice’

nissan’s ghosn decries all charges and japan’s ‘hostage justice’
Tokyo — Former Nissan CEO Carlos Ghosn, on Thursday, called for the case against him to be dismissed, saying the charges are politically motivated and accusing Japanese prosecutors of a “pervasive..
WorldNews - Published

Japan’s 126th emperor formally ascends throne

japan’s 126th emperor formally ascends throne
TOKYO: Emperor Naruhito delivers a speech (right) during his enthronement ceremony on Tuesday. Japanese officials shout (top left) cheers of banzai (10,000 years) for the emperor. Empress Masako is..
WorldNews - Published

Air France jet carrying imperial ceremony guest makes emergency landing at Tokyo’s Haneda

air france jet carrying imperial ceremony guest makes emergency landing at tokyo’s haneda
An Air France jet made an emergency landing Monday at Tokyo’s Haneda Airport, and a government source said its passengers included at least one foreign dignitary attending Emperor Naruhito’s..
WorldNews - Published

As Japan digs out after a killer typhoon, more rain is on the way

Scores have been killed but Tokyo's flood defenses held strong. The question as more rain comes and storms get stronger is, can they continue to do so?
CBS News - Published

Japanese PM's offering for shrine sparks criticism from Seoul

Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe sent an offering to Tokyo's controversial Yasukuni Shrine for war dead on Thursday, prompting neighboring South Korea to call on Japan to reflect on its wartime..
Reuters - Published

Japanese storm shelter faces outrage after turning away two homeless

japanese storm shelter faces outrage after turning away two homeless
A Japanese evacuation centre turned away two homeless people as a deadly typhoon approached on the weekend, prompting widespread criticism and a promise from the prime minister on Tuesday that it would..
WorldNews - Published

Fierce typhoon hits northern Japan after paralyzing Tokyo

The most powerful typhoon to hit Tokyo in decades plowed into northern Japan early on Sunday after fierce rain and wind paralyzed the capital, led to four deaths, millions under evacuation warnings,..
Reuters - Published

Fierce typhoon paralyses Tokyo, causes floods, damage across Japan

One of the most powerful typhoons to ever hit Tokyo paralysed the Japanese capital on Saturday, leaving millions confined indoors and streets deserted as fierce rain and wind killed two, flooded rivers..
France 24 - Published Also reported by •Reuters

Super typhoon on track to drench Japan's main island

super typhoon on track to drench japan's main island
TOKYO: Japan is bracing for an approaching super typhoon that is on track to hit central and eastern regions over the three-day weekend with potential damage from torrential rains and strong winds...
WorldNews - Published

Tokyo stocks close higher as market concerns ease

tokyo stocks close higher as market concerns ease
TOKYO, Oct. 1 (Xinhua) -- Tokyo stocks closed higher on Tuesday as concerns...
WorldNews - Published

Japan boosts defense spending after North Korea threat

Japan plans to spend $50 billion on defense next year in response to threats from North Korea. Lucy Craft from CBS News in Tokyo, Japan, tells us more on what this means and why Japan is concerned.
CBS News - Published

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