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A Quick Tip by Sharrie

  • Jan 9, 2010
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Awesome city. Always something to entertain or to amaze. Would love to live here. If a city can be sexy & intelligent, this is it!
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review by . February 23, 2010
posted in Go Japan
Tokyo Bento
Last weekend, I had 2 guests from Osaka and I was showing them around town in the afternoon. They enjoyed dim sum very much and after our sumptuous lunch, we decided to go walk off some calories. Out of nowhere, the wife Ayurin asked me... which city in the world do you like best? My answer? Tokyo! No, it wasn't said to please the Japanese but I've always love Tokyo as a city both for a visit and to live in too. The only thing that's stopping me from doing so is, it is an expensive …
Quick Tip by . March 13, 2011
posted in Go Japan
Stay out of Tokyo for now. Many areas are without power and it's pretty much chaotic after the tsunami in Sendai. Most people are unsure if they are going to work on Monday either. Stay tuned!
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I'm a traveler at heart & have been nicknamed Travel Queen by friends & colleagues alike. Traveling has been my life passion for the last decade or so. As we enter a new decade, I'm excited … more
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Tokyo, officially Tokyo Metropolis, is one of the 47 prefectures of Japan and is located on the eastern side of the main island Honshū. The twenty-three special wards of Tokyo, each governed as a city, cover the area that was once the city of Tokyo in the eastern part of the prefecture, totaling over 8 million people. The population of the prefecture exceeds 12 million. The prefecture is the centre of the Greater Tokyo Area, the world's most populous metropolitan area with 35 million people and the world's largest metropolitan economy with a GDP of US$1.191 trillion at purchasing power parity in 2005.

Tokyo was described by Saskia Sassen as one of the three "command centres" for the world economy, along with London and New York City. This city is considered an alpha+ world city, listed by the GaWC's 2008 inventory and ranked fourth among global cities (first in the eastern world) by Foreign Policy's 2008 Global Cities Index. In 2009 Tokyo was named the world's most expensive city for expatriate employees, according to the Mercer Human Resource Consulting and Economist Intelligence Unit cost-of-living surveys and named the third Most Liveable City and the World’s Most Livable Megalopolis by international lifestyle magazine Monocle.

Tokyo is the seat of the Japanese government and the Imperial Palace, and the home of the Japanese Imperial Family.
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