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Tokyo: Capital and prefecture of Japan
Tokyo, officially Tokyo Metropolis , is the capital and most populous prefecture of Japan. Located at the head of Tokyo Bay, the prefecture forms part of the Kantō region on the central Pacific coast of Japan's main island, Honshu. Tokyo is the political and economic center of the country, as well as the seat of the Emperor of Japan and the national government. In 2019, the prefecture had an estimated population of 13,929,280. The Greater Tokyo Area is the most populous metropolitan area in the world, with more than 37.4 million residents as of 2018.

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Japan withdrawing 2023 Women's World Cup bid [Video]

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The Japanese Football Association announces that Japan is withdrawing its bid to host the 2023 Women's World Cup.

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Japan withdrawing 2023 Women's World Cup bid: Kyodo [Video]

Japan withdrawing 2023 Women's World Cup bid: Kyodo

Japan is withdrawing its bid to host the 2023 Women's World Cup according to media reports.

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80% of venues secured for next year's Games - Tokyo 2020 [Video]

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Tokyo 2020 organisers have confirmed that 80% of the venues required to run a successful Olympics have been secured ahead of next year's rearranged Games.

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Games will not be done with splendour, but will be simplified - Tokyo 2020 [Video]

Games will not be done with splendour, but will be simplified - Tokyo 2020

Tokyo officials say the Games will be simplified

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Cheerleader mannequins enforce social distancing at Tokyo bar [Video]

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Tokyo 2020 executive says organisers will monitor virus until next spring before deciding on Games, according to Kyodo News repo [Video]

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Japan to explore 'simplified' Games, says Tokyo governor [Video]

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Tokyo Governor Yuriko Koike saiys it may be necessary to a stage a "simplified" Olympics next year due to the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic and that organisers were already discussing possible..

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Greg Rutherford says Olympics 'won't be the same' after Tokyo 2020 postponed by Covid-19 [Video]

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Robots seen as effective tool against coronavirus battle [Video]

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Japan seeks to end Tokyo's state of emergency, eyes $930 bln stimulus [Video]

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Tackling, sparring allowed in next stage for Britain's elite athletes

Soccer players will be able to tackle in close-contact training, and boxers spar with partners, as Britain's elite athletes take next step in returning to live sport

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Japan sinks into recession, worst yet to come

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"We don't know how Olympics money will be spent" - Tokyo 2020 CEO [Video]

"We don't know how Olympics money will be spent" - Tokyo 2020 CEO

Tokyo 2020 CEO Toshiro Muto says it's not clear how Olympics money will be spent.

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Farah feels Tokyo delay could help 10,000m title defense [Video]

Farah feels Tokyo delay could help 10,000m title defense

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Shanghai Disneyland reopens after three months closure due to conoravirus [Video]

Shanghai Disneyland reopens after three months closure due to conoravirus

While Mickey Mouse joined familiar Disney characters welcoming the crowds, the Shanghai experience will not be as it was: Instead of parades and fireworks, there are mandatory masks, temperature..

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Tokyo Games could be 'greatest ever', says IOC's Coates [Video]

Tokyo Games could be 'greatest ever', says IOC's Coates

Senior IOC official John Coates says that next year's delayed Tokyo Olympics could be "amongst the greatest Games ever".

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