Tokyo - The Metroplex

Around 11.6 million people live in this Japanese metropolis. Administration and governmental institutions, industry, universities, trade and banks are all located here. Two thirds of the country’s largest concerns have their headquarters in Tokyo.

Over the decades, Tokyo has swallowed up the neighboring cities of Yokohama and Kawasaki and is now the largest metroplex in the world.

Japanese youth prefer to go to the hip area Harajuku near the famous Meiji shrine, where rows of small clothing and accessory shops as well as cafes are squeezed together.

Japan’s teenagers like to color their hair in shrill colors, wear loud clothing and carry cell phones. Fold up scooters are the latest accessory of the truly ’in’.