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Tokyo is the de facto capital of Japan, located in east-central Honshu Island, specifically in the Kanto region. Together form one of the 47 prefectures of Japan, although its official name ismetropolis or capital. The city is the center of politics, economics, education, communication and popular culture of the country. It also has the largest concentration of corporate headquarters, financialinstitutions, universities and colleges, museums, theaters and shopping and entertainment facilities throughout Japan.
The nobility, along with the Emperor of Japan, remained in Kyoto, whichremained the official capital, although only protocol.
Edo suffered many disasters, including those found hundreds of fire, highlighting the Great Fire of Edo (Edo Taika), 1657, killing about a hundredthousand people. The reason for fire was constant all the houses of Edo were machiya or wooden townhouses. Edo suffered other disasters that were the eruption of Mount Fuji in 1707, the Great Earthquakeof Edo in 1855 and other minor earthquakes in 1703, 1782 and 1812.
In late 1868, with the decline of the shogunate in Japan and around the beginning of the Meiji Restoration, the Emperor moved to EdoCastle, making it the great Imperial Palace of Japan and established spot renaming of Edo to Tokyo , "the capital of the East". However, the Emperor was not made clear in a legal way that Tokyo wasthe new capital of Japan, so it is popularly believed that Kyoto is still the official capital or co-capital of the country. In 1871 or fiefs were abolished, and formally established the prefectures,including Tokyo prefecture, and the following year the prefecture expanded the area occupied by the 23 special wards that currently owns.
As one of the main sources of history and culture in Japan,Tokyo prefecture receives more than half of international tourists arriving in the country, with 58.3%. Annually, nearly 2.6 million people visit Tokyo, 14 representing an annual income of two billion...