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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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Japan withdrawing 2023 Women's World Cup bid: Kyodo [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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Japan seeks to end Tokyo's state of emergency, eyes $930 bln stimulus [Video]

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

Japan is expected to lift its state of emergency over Tokyo, as it eyes a fresh stimulus relief package worth nearly $930 billion. Gloria Tso reports.

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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

Japan has slipped into recession for the first time in four and a half years, putting the nation on course for its deepest postwar slump as the global health crisis continues taking a heavy toll on..

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