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Tokyo

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This page has 8 definitions of Tokyo with English translations in 7 languages. Tokyo is a proper noun. Examples of how to use Tokyo in a sentence are shown. Also define these 6 related words and terms: prefecture, capital city, Japan, Tokyo, Tokio, and Kantō.

See also: tokyō, tōkyo, Tôkyô, Tōkyō, and tōkyō

English

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Etymology

Borrowed from Japanese 東京 (Tōkyō, literally eastern capital), as opposed to Kyoto in the west, from Middle Chinese (tuwng, east) + (kjæng, capital).

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Proper noun

The 23 Wards of Tokyo (blue), Yokohama (red), Kawasaki (purple), Saitama (pink), Chiba (green).

Tokyo

  1. A prefecture, the capital city of Japan.
  2. (metonymically) The Japanese government.
    • 2017 June 8, Kowner, Rotem, “When economics, strategy, and racial ideology meet: inter-Axis connections in the wartime Indian Ocean*”, in Journal of Global History, volume 12, number 2, Cambridge University Press, DOI:10.1017/S1740022817000067, page 231:
      Tokyo required certain military technologies and some raw materials that its main European ally already possessed, and also needed new markets for its Southeast Asian products in order to keep the local economies alive.

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Country

Core City of Tokyo

  • Hachiōji

Cities of Tokyo

  • Fuchū
  • Hino
  • Inagi
  • Kiyose
  • Mitaka
  • Musashino
  • Tachikawa

Subprefectures of Tokyo

23 Special Wards of Tokyo

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Danish

Proper noun

Tokyo

  1. Tokyo (a prefecture, the capital city of Japan)

French

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Proper noun

Tokyo m

  1. Tokyo (a prefecture, the capital city of Japan)

German

Pronunciation

  • IPA(key): /ˈtoːki̯o/, [ˈtoː.ki.o], [-.kjo]
  • (file)

Proper noun

Tokyo n (genitive Tokyos)

  1. Alternative spelling of Tokio
    • Tokio definition
      Obsolete spelling of Tokyo.

Italian

Alternative forms

Etymology

From Japanese 東京 (とうきょう, Tōkyō, literally Eastern capital), from Middle Chinese (tuwng, east) + (kjæng, capital).

panorama di Tokyo
landscape view of Tokyo

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Pronunciation

  • IPA(key): /ˈtɔ.kjo/
  • Hyphenation: Tò‧kyo

Proper noun

Tokyo f

  1. Tokyo (a prefecture, the capital city of Japan)

Norwegian Bokmål

Kabukichō red gate and colorful neon street signs, entertainment and red-light district at night in Kabukicho, Shinjuku, Tokyo, Japan.

Etymology

From Japanese 東京 (とうきょう, Tōkyō, literally Eastern capital), from both Middle Chinese (tuwng, east), from Old Japanese (*pi1mukasi) + and from (kjæng, capital), either from Proto-Sino-Tibetan *s-gaŋ (hill, ridge, mountain), or of Austroasiatic origin.

Pronunciation

  • IPA(key): /ˈtuːkɪʊ/
  • (file)
  • Rhymes: -ɪʊ
  • Hyphenation: To‧kyo

Proper noun

Tokyo

  1. Tokyo (a prefecture, the capital city of Kantō, Japan)
    Tokyo er Japans økonomiske sentrum og midtpunkt i verdens største by- og industriregion.
    Tokyo is Japan's economic center and center of the world's largest urban and industrial region.
    • Kantō definition
      rōmaji transcription of かんとう

References

  • Tokyo” in Store norske leksikon

Swedish

Proper noun

Tokyo n (genitive Tokyos)

  1. Tokyo (a prefecture, the capital city of Japan)

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