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Historical Dictionary of Tokyo - Roman Cybriwsky

Historical Dictionary of Tokyo


Published: 18th February 2011
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Tokyo is Japan's largest city and its capital. It is also one of the largest cities in the world and a major center of global economic influence. The origins of human settlement in what is today Tokyo are lost in prehistory. The city started out quite modestly as a small castle town of Edo in 1457, then the center of the Tokugawa shogunate from 1603-1868, the rapidly modernizing and Westernizing capital of the nation during the Meiji Period (1868-1912), and the capital of a prosperous nation and growing empire thereafter. Tokyo was utterly devastated during World War II, but this was not the first time Tokyo had to start seemingly from new. Due to many fires and earthquakes, the city has constantly rebuilt itself and today it outdoes all its previous emanations by far.

The second edition of the Historical Dictionary of Tokyo is a much-needed reference source on the city. This is done through a chronology, an introductory essay, an extensive bibliography, and over 600 cross-referenced dictionary entries on people, places, events, and other terminology about the city of Tokyo. This book is a must for anyone interested in Japan and Tokyo.

Chronology -- Maps -- Photographs -- The dictionary -- Appendix 1: Area and population of Tokyo's wards and municipalities -- Appendix 2: Population of Tokyo metropolis by year -- Appendix 3: Tokyo's chief executives -- Appendix 4: Tokyo's tallest buildings.

ISBN: 9780810874893
ISBN-10: 081087489X
Format: ePUB
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 356
Published: 18th February 2011
Publisher: University Press of America
Edition Number: 2