- a seaport in and the capital of Japan, on Tokyo Bay: one of the world's largest cities; destructive earthquake and fire 1923; signing of the Japanese surrender document aboard the U.S.S. Missouri, September 2, 1945.
Examples from the Web for tokyo
The Tokyo Metropolitan Police Department refused to discuss the case on the record.Japanese Bitcoin Heist ‘an Inside Job,’ Not Hackers Alone
Nathalie-Kyoko Stucky, Jake Adelstein
January 1, 2015
Today, the Imperial family can be found dining at Honke Owariya upon their return from Tokyo.Inside The World’s 10 Oldest Restaurants
December 20, 2014
He was very familiar with the reality of what could happen: Tokyo could be covered with a really high dosage of radiation.Takashi Murakami’s Art From Disaster
November 28, 2014
Another video that went viral showed Blanc choking women in Tokyo.‘Pick-Up Artist’ to Be Banned from UK
November 19, 2014
Beijing also demanded that Abe declare he will no longer pay visits to the war-linked Yasukuni Shrine in Tokyo.Beijing’s ‘Star Trek’ APEC Summit
November 11, 2014
So much for the farming country as it has impressed me around Tokyo.Where Half The World Is Waking Up
To the young, "Tokyo" has a pleasant, modern sound, and comes glibly.
Storms visit Tokyo,—with fury often, sometimes with destruction.
We were on top of a great American College building in Tokyo.
There was the banquet we attended at the Imperial Hotel in Tokyo.
- the capital of Japan, a port on SE Honshu on Tokyo Bay (an inlet of the Pacific): part of the largest conurbation in the world (the Tokyo-Yokohama metropolitan area) of over 35 million people; major industrial centre and the chief cultural centre of Japan. Pop (city proper): 8 025 538 (2002 est)
- a glossy durable black lacquer originally from the Orient, used on wood, metal, etc
- work decorated and varnished in the Japanese manner
- a liquid used as a paint drier
- relating to or varnished with japan
- (tr) to lacquer with japan or any similar varnish
- an archipelago and empire in E Asia, extending for 3200 km (2000 miles) between the Sea of Japan and the Pacific and consisting of the main islands of Hokkaido, Honshu, Shikoku, and Kyushu and over 3000 smaller islands: feudalism abolished in 1871, followed by industrialization and expansion of territories, esp during World Wars I and II, when most of SE Asia came under Japanese control; dogma of the emperor's divinity abolished in 1946 under a new democratic constitution; rapid economic growth has made Japan the most industrialized nation in the Far East. Official language: Japanese. Religion: Shintoist majority, large Buddhist minority. Currency: yen. Capital: Tokyo. Pop: 127 253 075 (2013 est). Area: 369 660 sq km (142 726 sq miles)Japanese names: Nippon, Nihon
Word Origin and History for tokyo
so named 1868, from Japanese to "east" + kyo "capital;" its earlier name was Edo, literally "estuary."
1570s, via Portuguese Japao, Dutch Japan, acquired in Malacca from Malay Japang, from Chinese jih pun "sunrise" (equivalent of Japanese Nippon), from jih "sun" + pun "origin." Earliest form in Europe was Marco Polo's Chipangu. Cultural contact led to japaning "coat with lacquer or varnish" (1680s), japonaiserie (1896, from French), etc.
Capital of Japan and largest city in the country, located on the island of Honshu at the head of Tokyo Bay; the administrative, financial, educational, and cultural center of Japan.
Island nation in the northwest Pacific Ocean off the coast of east Asia, separated by the Sea of Japan from Russian Siberia, China, and Korea. The Japanese archipelago includes four major islands (Hokkaido, Honshu, Kyushu, and Shikoku) as well as many smaller islands. Its capital and largest city is Tokyo.