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Tokyo: Capital of and largest city in Japan
Tokyo, officially Tokyo Metropolis , is one of the 47 prefectures of Japan. It 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. 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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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,..
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Fierce typhoon paralyses Tokyo, causing floods, damage across Japan

One of the most powerful typhoons to ever hit Tokyo paralyzed the Japanese capital on Saturday, leaving millions confined indoors and streets deserted as fierce rain and wind killed two, flooded rivers..
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Videos for Tokyo

Springboks not underestimating Brave Blossoms in World Cup quarter-final showdown [Video]Springboks not underestimating Brave Blossoms in World Cup quarter-final showdown

We "don't underestimate anything", says South Africa's assistant coach Mzwandile Stick as they prepare to face hosts Japan in the Rugby World Cup quarter-finals.

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'It's important we don't look back', says All Blacks' Coles ahead of Ireland quarter-final [Video]'It's important we don't look back', says All Blacks' Coles ahead of Ireland quarter-final

Dane Coles says it's important the All Blacks' 'don't look back' on their two recent defeats by Ireland as they prepare for their quarter-final clash.

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Japanese rugby fans jubilant as Brave Blossoms send Scotland home [Video]Japanese rugby fans jubilant as Brave Blossoms send Scotland home

Japanese rugby fans celebrate after their team advance to the knockout stage of the World Cup with a convincing victory over a determined Scotland

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Deadly typhoon strikes Japan [Video]Deadly typhoon strikes Japan

Helicopters, boats and thousands of troops were deployed across Japan to rescue people stranded in flooded homes as the death toll from a ferocious typhoon climbed to at least 19 with more than a dozen..

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Tornado hits in Japan as country braces itself for typhoon [Video]Tornado hits in Japan as country braces itself for typhoon

A tornado ripped through Chiba Prefecture — south-east of the capital Tokyo — on Saturday, as Japan continued to brace itself for the arrival of a powerful typhoon that is forecast to be the worst..

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England rugby fans "disappointed" in game cancellation [Video]England rugby fans "disappointed" in game cancellation

England rugby fans are disappointed that the match against France has been cancelled because of the threat from Typhoon Hagibis, but say it's the right decision.

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Head coach Eddie Jones "disappointed" as England - France match cancelled [Video]Head coach Eddie Jones "disappointed" as England - France match cancelled

England rugby head coach Eddie Jones says everyone is "disappointed" the match against France has been cancelled because of the threat of Typhoon Hagibis, but said that it is a situation "we don't..

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England v France, NZ v Italy cancelled due to typhoon [Video]England v France, NZ v Italy cancelled due to typhoon

Rugby World Cup organisers cancel England against France and New Zealand's match against Italy on safety grounds caused by the potential threat of Typhoon Hagibis.

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"I am here for Adam Silver" - Rockets' Harden [Video]"I am here for Adam Silver" - Rockets' Harden

Rockets star James Harden throws his support behind beleaguered NBA commissioner Adam Silver

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Houston Rockets' Harden says "we love China" after GM Hong Kong tweet [Video]Houston Rockets' Harden says "we love China" after GM Hong Kong tweet

Harden says "we love China" after Houston Rockets' GM Hong Kong tweet

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All Blacks won't lower guard against Namibia, says NZ's Lienert-Brown [Video]All Blacks won't lower guard against Namibia, says NZ's Lienert-Brown

New Zealand say they are wary of undermining Namibia ahead of their matchup.

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"Better off being the favourite"', says All Blacks' head coach Hansen [Video]"Better off being the favourite"', says All Blacks' head coach Hansen

All Blacks' head coach Steve Hansen says he is happy for New Zealand to be a favourite as "favourites normally win over time more often then they lose".

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England to douse Latin fire with ice-cool thinking [Video]England to douse Latin fire with ice-cool thinking

England head coach Eddie Jones says his side has to be "smart about things" as they prepare to face Argentina in the Rugby World Cup on Saturday.

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Jones keen to use scrum as weapon against Argentina [Video]Jones keen to use scrum as weapon against Argentina

England head coach Eddie Jones says he expects Argentina to scrum hard against his side in Saturday's Rugby World Cup Pool C match, but has backed his players to come out on top in the set piece..

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Australia recall Lealiifano, Petaia set for debut against Uruguay [Video]Australia recall Lealiifano, Petaia set for debut against Uruguay

Wallabies coach Michael Cheika praises Jordan Petaia with centre set for debut against Uruguay

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England’s Marler appoints himself unlikely champion of Japanese culture [Video]England’s Marler appoints himself unlikely champion of Japanese culture

Amused England prop Joe Marler puts journalist straight on Japanese bathing culture - "You are not supposed to wear shorts in the onsen."

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"Squad effort was huge," says North after Wales beat Australia [Video]"Squad effort was huge," says North after Wales beat Australia

North please with Wales' effort

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IOC's Bach says fresh look needed at Russia's status in 2020 [Video]IOC's Bach says fresh look needed at Russia's status in 2020

IOC President Thomas Bach says a fresh look may be needed at Russia's involvement in the 2020 Olympics in Tokyo.

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Boks confident ahead of All Blacks clash [Video]Boks confident ahead of All Blacks clash

Rugby rivals South Africa and New Zealand play their opening match of the Rugby World Cup in Japan on Saturday. Maha Albadrawi reports.

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Trump Says U.S. Has Reached Trade Deal With Japan [Video]Trump Says U.S. Has Reached Trade Deal With Japan

President Donald Trump said on Monday the United States has reached an initial trade agreement with Japan. Trump wrote a letter to Congress released by the White House. In the letter Trump said he..

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Japan expecting “rugby mania” as World Cup opening nears [Video]Japan expecting “rugby mania” as World Cup opening nears

"Never has a tournament been so eagerly anticipated", says World Rugby chairman Bill Beaumont just three days before the World Cup kicks off.

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All Blacks 'at a heightened state' ahead of first clash against South Africa [Video]All Blacks 'at a heightened state' ahead of first clash against South Africa

All Blacks' assistant coach Ian Foster says his side are in a "heightened state" for their opening World Cup game against South Africa.

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Top ranked but erratic, Ireland arrive for World Cup [Video]Top ranked but erratic, Ireland arrive for World Cup

Joe Schmidt's Ireland squad arrive in Japan as the top ranked side but with poor recent form.

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Aramco ready for foreign float alongside primary domestic listing [Video]Aramco ready for foreign float alongside primary domestic listing

Saudi Aramco is primed to float on international markets to complement a planned domestic initial public offering (IPO) which has been selected as its primary listing, the state oil giant's chief..

Credit: Reuters Studio     Duration: 01:31Published

World Judo Championships: Japan crowned World Mixed Team Champions once again. [Video]World Judo Championships: Japan crowned World Mixed Team Champions once again.

After an exciting encounter with France at the World Judo Championships in Tokyo, Japan takes the title of World Mixed Team Champions

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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

Japan's cautionary tale of excessive celibacy

Around the world, young people are having less sex than previous generations. But Japan is at the forefront of the global "sex recession," with one of the lowest fertility rates on Earth. As Lucy Craft..
CBS News - Published

Japan lists China as bigger threat than nuclear-armed North Korea

China's growing military might has replaced North Korean belligerence as the main security threat to Japan, Tokyo's annual defense review indicated on Thursday, despite signs that Pyongyang could have..
Reuters - Published

Q&A: Advancing tomorrow's leaders

A question and answer session at the 2019 Women Political Leaders Summit in Tokyo, Japan, with Phumzile Mlambo-Ngcuka, the executive director of UN Women.
CBS News - Published

Women Political Leaders Summit: "Walk the Talk"

"Walk the Talk" is the title of a discussion from the 2019 Women Political Leaders Summit in Tokyo, Japan. This conversation with José Manuel Barroso, former president of the European Commission, and..
CBS News - Published

Next generation leaders call to action

A panel from the 2019 Women Political Leaders Summit hosted in Tokyo, Japan, entitled "Next generation leaders, call to action" includes a discussion about the #Girl2Leader initiative launched by Women..
CBS News - Published

Japan says South Korea move on fast-track trade status 'regrettable'

Japan on Wednesday said South Korea's decision to remove Tokyo's fast-track trade status without sufficient explanation was "regrettable", as a diplomatic and trade row between the two Asian neighbors..
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Typhoon lashes Japanese capital, one dead, power, transport disrupted

One of the strongest typhoons to hit Japan in recent years struck just east of the capital, Tokyo, on Monday, killing one woman, with record-breaking winds and stinging rain damaging buildings and..
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Female leaders talk "G20 & Womenomics" as part of the 2019 Women Political Leaders Summit

As part of the 2019 Women Political Leaders Summit in Tokyo, Japan, a panel was held on the importance of women's success for economic growth as a premise for further advancement at this year's G20...
CBS News - Published

Advancing the world with sustainable development goals

A conversation on advancing the world with sustainable development goals from the 2019 Women Political Leaders Summit in Tokyo, Japan
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Putin rebuffs call by Japan's Abe to sign World War Two peace treaty

Russian President Vladimir Putin told his Japanese counterpart Shinzo Abe on Thursday that Tokyo's military ties with the United States and many other issues made it hard for Japan and Russia to sign a..
Reuters - Published

Japan PM reiterates that Tokyo wants South Korea to keep its promises, rebuild trust

Prime Minister Shinzo Abe said on Friday Japan still expects South Korea to keep its promises on the contentious issue of wartime forced labor and to work to rebuild trust.
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South Korea to scrap intelligence-sharing pact with Japan amid dispute over history

South Korea said on Thursday it will scrap an intelligence-sharing pact with Japan, drawing a swift protest from Tokyo and deepening a decades-old dispute over history that has hit trade and undercut..
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Olympics construction worker dies as Tokyo swelters, heatstroke suspected

A worker at a Tokyo Olympics construction site died on Thursday after being found unconscious while working outside, organisers said on Friday, with media saying heatstroke was suspected as the..
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Japan export move on South Korea not designed to hurt relationship, minister says

Japan's decision to remove South Korea from a list of countries that enjoy minimum export controls was not intended to hurt Tokyo's relationship with Seoul, Japan's industry minister said, adding that..
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South Korea says it will respond firmly Japan's decision to drop it from easy trade list

South Korea said on Friday it will respond firmly to Japan's decision to remove it from Tokyo's list of easy trade countries.
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Tokyo still seeks Japan-North Korea summit without conditions: Suga

Japan would continue to seek a summit with North Korea, without conditions, despite the latest missile launch by Pyongyang, Chief Cabinet Secretary Yoshihide Suga said on Wednesday.
Reuters - Published

Hoses, ice packs help tame Tokyo heat before the Olympics

The heat is on for organizers of the 2020 Tokyo Olympics
USATODAY.com - Published

Japan-South Korea slanging match over tiny islands dragged again into Olympic arena

A war of words over ownership of a group of tiny islands in the sea between Japan and South Korea spilled over to the Olympics on Wednesday as Tokyo criticized Seoul's complaint over a map of Japan on..
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Japan-South Korea tussle over disputed islands spreads to Olympics, again

A war of words over ownership of a group of tiny islands in the sea between Japan and South Korea spilled over to the Olympics again as Tokyo on Wednesday criticized Seoul's complaint over the labeling..
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Japan to reject South Korea's request for meeting on export curbs: Kyodo

Japan will reject South Korea's request to hold another working-level meeting on Tokyo's recent tightening of export controls, Kyodo News reported on Wednesday, citing government sources.
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Thousands of fish on display at art aquarium

Kimura Hidetomo combined glass, acrylic work, music and thousands of fish to create a renewed Japanese experience at Tokyo's Art Aquarium.
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From Bruce Springsteen's daughter to Olympic hopeful: Meet Jessica Springsteen

We are just over a year away from the start of the 2020 Summer Olympics in Tokyo and hundreds of American athletes are competing for a chance to go. We recently met one of those athletes who is hoping..
CBS News - Published

Trump renews criticism of Japan-US alliance before G20 summit

U.S. President Donald Trump renewed his criticism of the U.S.-Japan security alliance, the linchpin of Tokyo's security policies, ahead of talks with Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe on the sidelines..
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Putin says Japan's military cooperation with U.S. is source of concern

President Vladimir Putin said on Thursday that Russia had concerns about Japan's military cooperation with the United States, but respected Tokyo's right to defend itself anyway it saw fit.
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AP Top Stories May 28 A

Here's the latest for Tuesday May 28th: 'Large and dangerous' tornado hits Dayton, Ohio area; Severe storm in Indiana; Stabbing attack in Tokyo; President Trump ends Japan trip.
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Man kills two in Japan stabbing that injures 16 schoolgirls, police say

A schoolgirl and an adult man were killed and 16 other young girls injured in a stabbing at a bus stop outside Tokyo on Tuesday, Japanese national broadcaster NHK cited authorities as saying, and..
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Two killed, 15 schoolgirls injured in Japan stabbing: NHK

A schoolgirl and an adult man were killed and 15 other young girls injured in a stabbing at a bus stop just outside Tokyo on Tuesday, Japanese national broadcaster NHK cited authorities as saying, and..
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Thirteen schoolgirls among those wounded in Japan stabbing: Kyodo

Thirteen schoolgirls and three adults were injured in a suspected stabbing by a man just outside the Japanese capital of Tokyo on Tuesday, Kyodo news agency said.
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Children among 15 injured in stabbing in Japan park: NHK

Fifteen people, including eight primary school children, were injured in a suspected stabbing by a man in a park just outside Tokyo on Tuesday morning, national broadcaster NHK reported.
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President Trump in Japan for state visit

Mr. Trump arrived in Tokyo on Saturday for a state visit. He will be the first world leader to meet Emperor Naruhito. Weijia Jiang has the story.
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Donald Trump will present huge 'President's Cup' trophy to sumo wrestling champ at tournament in Japan

Donald Trump will attend a sumo wrestling tournament in Tokyo, and he has his own huge trophy -- the 'President's Cup' -- for the tournament champion.
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Trump arrives in Japan as a potential military conflict in the Middle East looms

President Trump is in Japan for high-stakes talks about trade with the U.S. and other key issues. Air Force One landed in Tokyo Saturday for the start of a four-day visit for Mr. Trump and the first..
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Trump arrives in Japan for ceremonial visit as trade tensions loom

U.S. President Donald Trump and his wife, Melania, landed in Japan on Saturday on a largely ceremonial visit meant to showcase strong ties with Tokyo even as trade tensions loom.
Reuters - Published

Earthquake causes Tokyo buildings to shake ahead of Trump visit

A medium-strength earthquake hit eastern Japan on Saturday, NHK national television said, causing buildings to shake in Tokyo hours before the arrival of U.S. President Donald Trump.
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Trump leaves for Tokyo — live updates

He's sparring with the House speaker and is ordering more troops to the Middle East
CBS News - Published

Japan's Motegi says he will meet U.S. Trade Representative Lighthizer on Saturday

Japanese Economy Minister Toshimitsu Motegi said on Friday that he will meet with U.S. Trade Representative Robert Lighthizer in Tokyo on Saturday for trade talks ahead of a summit meeting between..
Reuters - Published

President Trump to visit Japanese warship

President Trump is set to visit a Japanese warship during his upcoming visit to the country. CBS News foreign correspondent Lucy Craft reports from Tokyo.
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Japan sees sumo championship as way to flatter Trump

President Trump, long a fan of pro wrestling, will get a seat of honor in Tokyo as he attends a national sumo championship. As CBS News' Lucy Craft reports, it may be a way for the Japanese to flatter..
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Japan woos Trump with pomp and circumstance, looks to avoid trade battle

Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe will treat U.S. President Donald Trump to an imperial banquet, front row seats at a sumo tournament and a trip to the country's biggest warship on a state visit as..
Reuters - Published

IOC inspectors face report on tough Olympic work conditions

IOC inspectors are in Tokyo and will face a recent report and tough working conditions at some Tokyo Olympic venues.
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Passengers hear 'loud bang' as plane's engine shuts down, flight diverted

Passengers on a Qantas flight from Tokyo bound for Sydney heard a loud bang when the Boeing 747-400 plane they were traveling on had engine trouble.
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Russia's Lavrov says 'extremely significant' differences with Japan on peace deal: RIA

Moscow and Tokyo still have "extremely significant" differences over a World War Two peace deal that Japan hopes will end a territorial row between them, RIA news agency quoted Russian Foreign Minister..
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Japanese rush to buy Tokyo Olympic tickets on first day

If you're a Japan resident and you want tickets for next year's Tokyo Olympics _ be patient
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Olympic sports slam Tokyo organizers over cuts at venues

Olympic sports leaders have criticized Tokyo Games organizers over spending cuts on how events will be presented at venues next year
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First time in Tokyo? Here are 5 things you should do

Tokyo is known for its ultramodern and old-world attractions, its food and its natural beauty.
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Cheers and screams as new Japan emperor greets the people for the first time

Cheers and screams filled the air in Tokyo on Saturday as new Japanese Emperor Naruhito and Empress Masako made their first greetings to an ecstatic public three days after acceding to the throne..
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Five things to do in Tokyo on your first trip

From hiking trails near Mount Fuji to interacting with exotic creatures, Tokyo, Japan is full of adventures.
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