Tokyo-Yokohoma Raveen Herath

Introductional Statement

This website is aimed to inform viewers about the world's largest megacity Tokyo-Yokohama and the amazing feats it houses. I have been commisioned by the city authorities to deliver this information, so in hoping that I have done a worthy job, you will be aware of the characteristics of the city and what makes it a good place to visit or live in. If per say you were already part of the 37,900,00 people residing in this city, you will be informed of current and newly proposed initiatives of the city and the wonderful offers it has for you.

Characteristics

Tokyo, or Tokyo-Yokohama as the full name of the mega city extends to, is located in the conspicuous country of Japan, the Land of the Rising Sun. Japan is actually a stratovolcanic archipelago, which means that it is made up of islands that are layered from alternating layers of volcanic debris. There are 6,852 islands making up Japan including the four largest: Honshu, Hokkaido, Kyushu and Shikoku. Tokyo-Yokohama is also named 'Greater Tokyo Area', as it features cities and wards from Tokyo to Yokohama.

The residents of Tokyo-Yokohama speak the Standard Japanese dialect, otherwise know as Hyjungo. It is part of the three most notable dialects in Japan, along with the Kansai and Tohoku dialect.

Tokyo Yokohama is located at approximately Latitude 35.443707 Longitude 139.638031. Tokyo Yokohama has an Initial Heading of 355.4° North and a Final Heading of 355.6° North, giving off the obvious impression that this mega city is dead straight north of us.

The Greater Tokyo Area covers an area of 13,500km squared and it has a population of 37,883,000 people.

Mt. Fuji

Mt. Fuji, a stratovolcano approximately 100 km south-west of Tokyo and is an incredibly symmetrical and famous symbol of Japan. It is the highest volcano in Japan with an elevation of 3,776m and is considered holy along with two other stratovolcanes (Mount Tate and Mount Haku). Its symmetry makes it a natural beauty and an important element in Japanese art. The last eruption occurred on December 16, 1706.

Location: Mt Fuji, Kitayama, Fujinomiya, Shizuoka Prefecture 418-0112, Japan

Yokohama Hakkeijima

The sea paradise is surrounded by nature and is located at the tip of the Yokohama Bay. It is a new generation style amusement park and is home to one of the most prestigious aquarariums in Japan. It houses Japan's first surf coaster that swings over the ocean and even has its own vertical fall ride. With shops and restaurants everywhere, this leisure land isn't one to be missed, so don't miss out!

Location: Japan, 〒236-0006 神奈川県横浜市 金沢区八景島

Tokyo Skytree

The landmark and attraction is one of Tokyo's newest, ascending to 634m, the Tokyo Skytree is the primary television and radio broadcaster of the Kanto region (part of Tokyo-Yokohama). It features two observation decks that offer amazing views of the city's own skyline. At the bottom of the Skytree there is an aquarium and a shopping plaza.

Location: 1 Chome-1-2 Oshiage, Sumida, Tokyo 131-0045, Japan

Link only directs to Tokyo's Metropolitan website as an official Tokyo Yokohama website isn't valid

Map of Tokyo-Yokohama Featuring Public Transport and Tourist Attractions

Tokyo's Population Over the Years

Figures are in Millions

Tokyo is renowned for the amount of people they have, this graph proves that. In 1920, the megacity could only classify as a city with only 3.2 million people. Almost a century later, the city has over 13.29 people. This graph only shows the Tokyo Metropolitan area, but remember, the megacity includes wards and other part-cities, stretching it out to Yokohama, which accounts for the other 23.71 million people. This graph still shows the amount of growth in the city, stating that it is very successful and inhabitable.

The Pull Factors of Tokyo-Yokohama

This megacity is built upon strong components supporting its growth, such as education, being ranked the third most educated country in the world, with facilities such as the University of Tokyo, marked as the most prestigious university in Japan (amongst 18 others) and featuring 30,000 students. This pull factor helps students and families develop their lives in Tokyo, keeping them in the city for the large amount of educational advances it has over most cities.

Tokyo also features many cultural advantages and privileges over other cities. Its culture is reflected from its tradional arts such as origami, flower arranging and puppet theatre. The Tokyo calendar is full of various festivals and cultural events with the cherry blossom viewing in April being the most popular. This pull factor keeps families, tourists and commoners occupied and socialised at all times. It can create bonds between people and pulls communities together, it also prevents laziness and helps residents relax in their city, letting them enjoy it while they're at it.

Traditional Origami
Tokyo Food Culture

Tokyo is covered with a mass amount of public transport, such as trains, trams and busses, all of which are run by about a dozen different companies. The train and subway lines are the best way to get around central Tokyo, which means the vass amount of residents living in the city can get around with ease, making tourists and citizens more comforted and seem more cared for in the city. This pull factor makes everyone familiar with Tokyo and its distributing system of public transport, helping everyone get to their destination safely and soundly.

Tokyo Hotaru

The Push Factors of Tokyo-Yokohama and Solutions to Them

Tokyo Yokohama have been declared as the city with the highest risk of natural disasters. Tokyo being hit by numerous earthquakes, volcanic eruptions and hurricanes. However this has taught the residents to prepare and they have now earned the title of being most prepared with drills being practiced in school monthly

Earthquake in San Francisco

After World War II, possibly in 1946, U.S Service Personnel began to have attacks of asthma, wheezing and coughing. These were the first indications of a disease that would later be know as Tokyo Yokohama asthma, a disease that was originated from air pollution. This was noted when patients were removed from the area and had recovered, but then when returned, were struck with asthma. This created a hypothesis that the symptoms were caused by the landscape. The asthma was more of a symptom than a disease and is seen with people suffering bronchial infections and asthma. Tokyo Yokohama still has a high level of air pollution, and the improvement of industrial work isn't helping, however many citizens have fought around that. Wearing face masks and taking medication helps. Japan is also focusing on anti-air pollution technology, so it won't be long before every thing is starts to shape up.

Air Pollution in Cairo

Overpopulation is a big issue in Tokyo Yokohama. A 2014 UN estimate finalised with 37,883,000 as the population of Greater Tokyo. This makes it the most populous metropolitan area by a long run, passing Jarkarta by almost 7,900,000 people! This massive number results in a massive population density, a massive 2,642 person/km squared density! It also has the largest metropolitan economy in the world, approximately US$1.9 trillion, that's ¥165 trillion. The large scale of people living in Tokyo consequents in living spaces being cramped. However, the government are working on a solution. Higher buildings used for apartments are being made to take up less space and to maximise on the number of housing spaces. The large numbers effect on everything. Public transport being a major. People have to push citizens into trains and once your in, your not coming out until the train stops. The trains become packed and there's always people waiting on the platform for the next one. This is what pushes people away, the transport issues. Although there is a lot of transport throughout the city, it's painful to use them. New solutions are in play for this problem though. Projects are currently in progress in many places that involve redesigning existing suburbs to enhance living environments and improve the streets. This also improves other transportation facilities and new ones are being reinforced into many places. Soon population density and transport usage won't be an issue.

Catching a Train in Japan
Tokyo City Views
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Created with images by Kimtaro - "Tokyo University of Foreign Studies" • vitroid - "Point symmetry of the buildings" • *_* - "Waseda University @ Shinjuku" • M. Martin Vicente - "origami en el Instituto" • alluréd - "章魚球。" • katsuma - "TOKYO HOTARU" • WikiImages - "earthquake natural disaster san francisco" • ninahale - "Cairo Air Pollution with smog - Pyramids1" • Kasadera - "Lucario in Near Hamamatsucho, Tokyo 11 (Tokyo Tower)" • raneko - "TOKYO SKYTREE" • tpsdave - "tokyo japan sky"

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