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Unformatted text preview: -Feudal system eliminated-Daimyo lost all lands-compulsory education for all children-new constitution with European form of government Earthquake in Tokyo-1923-Tokyo devastated by the Great Kanto Earthquake and fire-140,000 people dead or missing World War II-1935-6.36 million people in Tokyo-1945-Many buildings destroyed by firebombs-~100,000 died in the city-Population dropped to 3.49 million Tokyo Milestone-1954-Olympic games in Tokyo-First Olympic games in Asia-Celebrates modernization of Tokyo Tokyo Today-2006 pop = 35.53 million-composed of 23 wards-city sprawls in concentric manner around Old Historic Core-satellite cities surround Tokyo-lots of commuters-scarity of land-new land “reclaimed” from Tokyo Bay Toky Capital Regional Development Map-metro area population-tokyo + 7 surrounding prefectures Tōkaidō Megalopolis-tokaido high way extends from Tokyo to the acient capital of Kyoto-53 stations-159 million people Shinkansen – Bullet Train-170 mph...
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This note was uploaded on 04/14/2008 for the course URS 1006 taught by Professor Chriscoutts during the Fall '07 term at FSU.
- Fall '07