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Tokyo, Tokyo

historic municipality in Japan, 1889-1943. now area of 23 special wards
This article is about Tokyo City in Tokyo Prefecture. For other uses, see Tokyo (disambiguation).
Map of Tokyo City before the 1923 Great Kanto earthquake
Tokyo Prefectural Office and Tokyo City Hall

Tokyo (東京市, Tōkyō-shi) was a Japanese city in Tokyo Prefecture in 1889 through 1943.[1]

HistoryEdit

In 1869, the city of Edo was renamed Tokyo, which means "Eastern Capital". The offices of Tokyo Prefecture were also opened.[1]

In 1943, the city was abolished. All of the 23 Special wards of Tokyo merged with Tokyo Prefecture to form the Tokyo Metropolis.[1]

ReferencesEdit

  1. 1.0 1.1 1.2 Tokyo Metropolitan Government, 東京都年表 (Japanese); retrieved 2012-8-25.