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Centers of Progress: Tokyo (Technology)

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Tokyo - A prosperous city

Tokyo was almost destroyed during World War II but was quickly rebuilt and reinvented itself as a world leader in manufacturing and technology.

Today, Tokyo is Japan's economic centre. T...

Tokyo began as a fishing village. It was first named Edo and was appointed as the seat of the Tokugawa shogunate in 1603. By the 18th century, it grew into one of the world's m...

The city was vulnerable to fires and earthquakes. In 1923, the Great Kanto Earthquake caused a fire whirl and burned down the city centre. Over 140,000 people died, and around 300,000 homes were de...

Prewar Japan had been a major power. The capital city kept their memory of what it was like to be an industrial centre. They still possessed an educated and skilled workforce.

The US forced ...

Tokyo rapidly reindustrialized. With the country's drastic increase in imports and exports, Tokyo acted as a major trade hub.

Japan had few natural resources but importe...

Less than twenty-two years after World War II, Japan had the world's second-largest economy, and Tokyo was at the centre of the nation's prosperity.

Tokyo is known f...

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