Tōkyō

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See also: tokyō, tōkyo, tōkyō, Tokyo, and Tôkyô

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Etymology[edit]

From Japanese 東京 ‎(tōkyō), with the macron ō used to emphasise that they are a long vowel, from Middle Chinese (tung "east") + (kjæng "capital").

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Tōkyō

  1. a prefecture and de-facto capital of Japan
    • 1990: The languages of Japan (page 122)
      While this appears to be the case with many modern dialect systems, there is considerable debate as to whether the Kyōto-Ōsaka system, which makes more distinctions, is older or newer than the Tōkyō system.
    • 2007: Fodor's Tōkyō (page 12)
      Tōkyō commands a prominent position in the Kantō region on the southern cost of Honshū, Japan's largest island.
    • 2007: Fodor's Tōkyō (page 270)
      The shogunate was overthrown in 1867 by supporters of Emperor Meiji. The following year, the emperor moved his court from Kyōto to Edo and renamed it Tōkyō: the Eastern Capital.

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References[edit]

  • Kelly, Alexis C.; Deborah Kaufman (2007) Fodor's Tōkyō, Fodor's Travel (Random House), ISBN 978-1-4000-1780-5
  • Shibatani, Masayoshi (1990) The languages of Japan, Cambridge University Press, ISBN 0-521-36918-5

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Romanization[edit]

Tōkyō

  1. rōmaji reading of とうきょう