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  1. To·ky·o
    IPA[ˈtōkēˌō]
    • 1. the capital of Japan, located on the northwestern shores of Tokyo Bay, on the southeastern part of the island of Honshu; population 12,758,000 (est. 2007). Formerly called Edo, it was the center of the military government under the shoguns 1603–1867. Renamed Tokyo in 1868, it replaced Kyoto as the imperial capital.

    • the capital of Japan; population 12,758,000 (est. 2007). Formerly called Edo, it was the centre of the military government under the shoguns (1603–1867). It was renamed Tokyo in 1868, when it replaced Kyoto as the imperial capital.
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