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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 of 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 37.393 million residents as of 2020.

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Bach hopeful spectators can attend the Olympics [Video]

Bach hopeful spectators can attend the Olympics

VIDEO SHOWS: PRESS CONFERENCE WITH IOC PRESIDENT THOMAS BACH SHOWS: TOKYO, JAPAN (NOVEMBER 16, 2020) (FOREIGN POOL - ACCESS ALL) 1. INTERNATIONAL OLYMPIC COMMITTEE PRESIDENT THOMAS BACH ARRIVING FOR

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Zipper Boat Makes Waves At Tokyo Art Exhibition [Video]

Zipper Boat Makes Waves At Tokyo Art Exhibition

This quirky zipper-shaped boat looks like it's unfastening a river. The work, "Zip-Fastener Ship”, is the creation of artist Yasuhiro Suzuki. It was exhibited in the recent 2020 Sumida river..

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Gymnasts reveal what a COVID-hit Olympics could be like [Video]

Gymnasts reveal what a COVID-hit Olympics could be like

VIDEO SHOWS: UNITED STATES' GYMNASTS YUL MOLDAUER AND EMJAE FRAZIER TALKING ABOUT THE RESTRICTIONS BEING IMPOSED ON THEM BECAUSE OF COVID-19 TO ENABLE THEM TO COMPETE AT AN EVENT IN TOKYO SHOWS: TOKYO

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Sprint 100m World Champion banned for two years [Video]

Sprint 100m World Champion banned for two years

The U.S. sprinter and 100 meter world champion Christian Coleman has been banned from competition for two years for breaching anti-doping whereabouts rules. The decision means he will miss next years..

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Libyan weightlifter fights for Olympic dream [Video]

Libyan weightlifter fights for Olympic dream

Weightlifter Ahmed Abu Zeriba has spent years braving Libya's raging war, harsh economic conditions, and now a global pandemic - all with one goal - to represent his country in Tokyo's 2021 Olympics...

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Brexit: Liz Truss signs free trade deal in Japan [Video]

Brexit: Liz Truss signs free trade deal in Japan

Liz Truss signs free trade deal with Japan's foreign minister ToshimitsuMotegi in Tokyo.

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DOJ calls out Russian hacking spree [Video]

DOJ calls out Russian hacking spree

[NFA] The U.S. Justice Department said on Monday it has indicted six Russian intelligence agency hackers for a four-year long hacking spree that included attacks against the 2018 PyeongChang Winter..

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Amid tension with China, Jaishankar meets counterparts from Japan & Australia [Video]

Amid tension with China, Jaishankar meets counterparts from Japan & Australia

External Affairs Minister S Jaishankar held separate bilateral meetings with foreign ministers of Japan and Australia on the sidelines of the Quad meeting in Tokyo. During the 13th India-Japan Foreign..

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EAM Jaishankar attends Quad ministerial meeting in Tokyo [Video]

EAM Jaishankar attends Quad ministerial meeting in Tokyo

External Affairs Minister (EAM) of India Dr S Jaishankar participated in the meeting of Foreign Ministers of Quad group countries-Japan, the United States, Australia and India in Japan's Tokyo on..

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Pompeo seeks to shore up support among Asian allies [Video]

Pompeo seeks to shore up support among Asian allies

U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo on Tuesday visited Tokyo to meet with some of Washington's closest allies in Asia, Japan, Australia and India, to shore up support against what the United States..

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