A friend of ours is moving to Tokyo so I’ve compiled a list of facts about Tokyo.

  • The word Toyko means “Eastern capital”
  • 35 million people live in the greater Tokyo area making it the largest metropolitan area in the world. Dallas-Fort Worth has 4.6 million making it the 53rd largest
  • Symbols: Flower – Cherry Blossom; Tree – Ginko biloba; Bird – Black-headed Gull
  • Governor of Tokyo is Shintaro Ishihara who said in a 2001 interview, “old women who live after they have lost their reproductive function are useless and are committing a sin.”
  • Average temperature in August 27C (80.6F) in January 4C (39.2F)
  • 1 Dollar = 118.8 yen
  • Nikkei stock exchange close at 17283.81 on Friday
  • One bedroom apartment in suburb 80000 yen ($673)

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