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on the role of salaryman and striving for personal economic betterment. Despite this, Kōsuke is well respected and liked by his neighbors and friends, even if they do find him and his philosophy a bit peculiar. In the end, Kōsuke's philosophy of mixing 'poor' living with intellect and traditional Japanese values affirms much of Japanese culture (Culture of Japan) and its traditions, rather than tears them down. In April 2008, just two months after releasing the album ''Metal Mad'', Loudness went on hiatus, when drummer Munetaka Higuchi was diagnosed with liver cancer. is the major railway hub (Spoke-hub distribution paradigm) of the Tōhoku region (Tōhoku Region) in Japan, serving more passengers than any station outside the Greater Tokyo Area. It is a stop for all Akita (Akita Shinkansen) and Tōhoku Shinkansen trains, the eastern terminus for the Senzan Line, and major stop on both the Tōhoku Main Line and Senseki Line. It is located on the border between Miyagino (Miyagino-ku, Sendai) and Aoba Wards (Aoba-ku, Sendai) in Sendai, Miyagi Prefecture. June Kuramoto is the only founding member who is not American-born. She was born in Saitama Prefecture, a part of the Greater Tokyo Area in Japan and moved to Los Angeles at a young age. Through operations to the branches such as the Haijima Line (Seibu Haijima Line) and the Kokubunji Line (Seibu Kokubunji Line) are frequent. Unlike other major railway lines in the Greater Tokyo Area, the line has no through access route to a subway station, Tokyo Metro and Tokyo Metropolitan Bureau of Transportation (Toei), lines, but is informally being proposed to the Tōzai Line (Tokyo Metro Tōzai Line) at Takadonobaba station. The group was formed in 1981 in Osaka, Japan, as the solo project of Mikawa, a member of the noise improv group Hijokaidan. Mikawa, a bank employee, later moved to Tokyo (Greater Tokyo Area), where he joined with government office worker Kosakai (of C.C.C.C. (C.C.C.C. (band)), and who would later become a regular member of Hijokaidan) to make Incapacitants a duo. Many of the group's track titles reference their professions, but because of their day jobs, the two have not often been able to tour abroad. Incapacitants are counted among the more well known of the Japanese noise bands formed in the 1980s, along with such names as the aforementioned Hijokaidan and C.C.C.C., as well as Hanatarash, Solmania, The Gerogerigegege, Merzbow, and Masonna. The group also recorded sessions with Vivian Slaughter of Gallhammer. "Hard of Hearing", ''Terrorizer'' no. 171, June 2008, p. 57. '''Tobu Railway''' (東武鉄道) is a commuter railway company in the Greater Tokyo Area of Japan as well as an intercity and regional operator running in Tokyo, Saitama (Saitama Prefecture), Chiba (Chiba Prefecture), Tochigi (Tochigi Prefecture), and Gunma (Gunma Prefecture) Prefectures. It offered freight service until September 30, 2003. The name of "Tobu" is from the acronym of '東' (''Tō'' east) and '武' (''bu'' of '武蔵' for Musashi Province), the initial area its network started. :If you were to treat William Gibson (William Gibson (novelist)) as a futurist (rather than a somewhat overrated novelist) you'd come to think that the metropolises of the east coast of the US would eventually sprawl into on eanother (Gibson calls it BAMA, the Boston-Atlanta metropolitan Axis, aka The Sprawl). That model is what became of Los Angeles and the Greater Tokyo Area - unless the city and state governments actively try to keep space between the cities, they'll inch together (one easment, one grand mall, one special case at a time) in ribbon development. Then it won't matter if Columbia has a financial district at all, any more than it matters whether Reseda (Reseda, Los Angeles, California) has one. -- Finlay McWalter (User:Finlay McWalter) Talk (User talk:Finlay McWalter) 00:39, 6 January 2006 (UTC) It is among the 50 most populous metropolitan areas in the world and is Japan's third most populous metropolitan area after the Greater Tokyo Area and Osaka-Kobe-Kyoto, containing roughly 7% of Japan's population. Historically, this region has taken a back seat to the other two power centers, both politically and economically; however, its economic importance has been growing steadily, and its GDP per capita is among the highest in Japan. The '''Shimizu TRY 2004 Mega-City Pyramid''' is a proposed project for construction of a massive pyramid over Tokyo Bay in Japan. The structure would be about 14 times higher than the Great Pyramid (Great Pyramid at Giza) at Giza, and would house 750,000 people. The structure would be 730 meters above mean sea level (AMSL), including 5 stacked trusses, each with similar dimensions to that of the great pyramid of Giza. This pyramid would help answer Tokyo's increasing lack of space, although the project would only handle 1 47th of the Greater Tokyo Area's population. Statistics Bureau of Japan The idea partially stems from the fictional architectural marvel of the Tyrell Corporation, which appears in the science fiction film ''Blade Runner'' (1982), as a duo of futuristic pyramidal structures. *Keikyu Main Line, Sengakuji Station (found) Fg2 (User:Fg2) 11:59, 10 March 2006 (UTC) *Transportation in Greater Tokyo See how you like it. Much material from Tokyo and Greater Tokyo Area. Fg2 (User:Fg2) 07:27, 9 March 2006 (UTC) *Hirose-Yacho-no-Mori Station (found) Fg2 (User:Fg2) 11:49, 8 March 2006 (UTC) **I added Makino and several articles below to the Portal (Portal:Japan). Fg2 (User:Fg2) 08:02, 10 March 2006 (UTC) *Transportation in Greater Tokyo See how you like it. Much material from Tokyo and Greater Tokyo Area. Fg2 (User:Fg2) 07:27, 9 March 2006 (UTC) *Tokyo International Forum. Please suggest appropriate stubs and categories. Fg2 (User:Fg2) 05:09, 9 March 2006 (UTC)


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. Some 57 percent of all Greater Tokyo residents used rail as their primary means of transport in 2001. Urban Transport Fact Book - Tokyo-Yokohama suburban rail summary JR East (East Japan Railway Company) and many other carriers crisscross the region with a network of rail lines. (See this map showing the Suica PASMO accepting area that roughly corresponds with Greater


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of central Tokyo. The '''Tokyo Institute of Technology''' (informally '''Tokyo Tech''' or '''Tokodai''' or TIT) is a public research university located in Greater Tokyo Area, Japan. Tokyo Tech is the largest institution for higher education in Japan dedicated to science and technology. Tokyo Tech enrolled 4,850 undergaraduates and 5006 graduate students for 2009-2010. the numbers of graduate students


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and economically largest metropolitan area in the world. In postwar times, the Shōnan region gained prominence in Ishihara Shintaro (Shintaro Ishihara)'s prize-winning (Akutagawa Prize) 1955 novel, ''Taiyō no Kisetsu'' (''Season of the Sun''). The novel, which was also made into a popular movie, portrayed the hedonistic lifestyle of young sun-worshippers from elite families (''taiyo-zoku'', the "sun-tribe"), who hung out on Shōnan beaches. Lying as it does on the edge of the Tokyo-Yokohama metropolitan area (Greater Tokyo Area), the Shōnan region is nowadays a leading resort area, oriented to surfing, sailboating (sail boat), and other water sports (Water sport (recreation)). Haneda Airport (HND), now the main domestic airport for the Greater Tokyo Area, was first established as Haneda Airfield in 1931 in the town of Haneda, Ebara District of Tokyo Prefecture. In 1945, it became Haneda Army Air Base under the control of the United States Army. In the same year, the Occupation (Occupation of Japan) ordered the expansion of the airport, evicting people from the surroundings on 48 hours' notice. With the end of the occupation, the Americans returned part of the facility to Japanese control in 1952, completing the return in 1958. Haneda Airport in Ōta was the major international airport for Tokyo, and handled traffic for the Tokyo Olympics (1964 Summer Olympics). is the major railway hub (Spoke-hub distribution paradigm) of the Tōhoku region (Tōhoku Region) in Japan, serving more passengers than any station outside the Greater Tokyo Area. It is a stop for all Akita (Akita Shinkansen) and Tōhoku Shinkansen trains, the eastern terminus for the Senzan Line, and major stop on both the Tōhoku Main Line and Senseki Line. It is located on the border between Miyagino (Miyagino-ku, Sendai) and Aoba Wards (Aoba-ku, Sendai) in Sendai, Miyagi Prefecture. June Kuramoto is the only founding member who is not American-born. She was born in Saitama Prefecture, a part of the Greater Tokyo Area in Japan and moved to Los Angeles at a young age. Through operations to the branches such as the Haijima Line (Seibu Haijima Line) and the Kokubunji Line (Seibu Kokubunji Line) are frequent. Unlike other major railway lines in the Greater Tokyo Area, the line has no through access route to a subway station, Tokyo Metro and Tokyo Metropolitan Bureau of Transportation (Toei), lines, but is informally being proposed to the Tōzai Line (Tokyo Metro Tōzai Line) at Takadonobaba station. The group was formed in 1981 in Osaka, Japan, as the solo project of Mikawa, a member of the noise improv group Hijokaidan. Mikawa, a bank employee, later moved to Tokyo (Greater Tokyo Area), where he joined with government office worker Kosakai (of C.C.C.C. (C.C.C.C. (band)), and who would later become a regular member of Hijokaidan) to make Incapacitants a duo. Many of the group's track titles reference their professions, but because of their day jobs, the two have not often been able to tour abroad. Incapacitants are counted among the more well known of the Japanese noise bands formed in the 1980s, along with such names as the aforementioned Hijokaidan and C.C.C.C., as well as Hanatarash, Solmania, The Gerogerigegege, Merzbow, and Masonna. The group also recorded sessions with Vivian Slaughter of Gallhammer. "Hard of Hearing", ''Terrorizer'' no. 171, June 2008, p. 57. '''Tobu Railway''' (東武鉄道) is a commuter railway company in the Greater Tokyo Area of Japan as well as an intercity and regional operator running in Tokyo, Saitama (Saitama Prefecture), Chiba (Chiba Prefecture), Tochigi (Tochigi Prefecture), and Gunma (Gunma Prefecture) Prefectures. It offered freight service until September 30, 2003. The name of "Tobu" is from the acronym of '東' (''Tō'' east) and '武' (''bu'' of '武蔵' for Musashi Province), the initial area its network started. :If you were to treat William Gibson (William Gibson (novelist)) as a futurist (rather than a somewhat overrated novelist) you'd come to think that the metropolises of the east coast of the US would eventually sprawl into on eanother (Gibson calls it BAMA, the Boston-Atlanta metropolitan Axis, aka The Sprawl). That model is what became of Los Angeles and the Greater Tokyo Area - unless the city and state governments actively try to keep space between the cities, they'll inch together (one easment, one grand mall, one special case at a time) in ribbon development. Then it won't matter if Columbia has a financial district at all, any more than it matters whether Reseda (Reseda, Los Angeles, California) has one. -- Finlay McWalter (User:Finlay McWalter) Talk (User talk:Finlay McWalter) 00:39, 6 January 2006 (UTC) It is among the 50 most populous metropolitan areas in the world and is Japan's third most populous metropolitan area after the Greater Tokyo Area and Osaka-Kobe-Kyoto, containing roughly 7% of Japan's population. Historically, this region has taken a back seat to the other two power centers, both politically and economically; however, its economic importance has been growing steadily, and its GDP per capita is among the highest in Japan. The '''Shimizu TRY 2004 Mega-City Pyramid''' is a proposed project for construction of a massive pyramid over Tokyo Bay in Japan. The structure would be about 14 times higher than the Great Pyramid (Great Pyramid at Giza) at Giza, and would house 750,000 people. The structure would be 730 meters above mean sea level (AMSL), including 5 stacked trusses, each with similar dimensions to that of the great pyramid of Giza. This pyramid would help answer Tokyo's increasing lack of space, although the project would only handle 1 47th of the Greater Tokyo Area's population. Statistics Bureau of Japan The idea partially stems from the fictional architectural marvel of the Tyrell Corporation, which appears in the science fiction film ''Blade Runner'' (1982), as a duo of futuristic pyramidal structures. *Keikyu Main Line, Sengakuji Station (found) Fg2 (User:Fg2) 11:59, 10 March 2006 (UTC) *Transportation in Greater Tokyo See how you like it. Much material from Tokyo and Greater Tokyo Area. Fg2 (User:Fg2) 07:27, 9 March 2006 (UTC) *Hirose-Yacho-no-Mori Station (found) Fg2 (User:Fg2) 11:49, 8 March 2006 (UTC) **I added Makino and several articles below to the Portal (Portal:Japan). Fg2 (User:Fg2) 08:02, 10 March 2006 (UTC) *Transportation in Greater Tokyo See how you like it. Much material from Tokyo and Greater Tokyo Area. Fg2 (User:Fg2) 07:27, 9 March 2006 (UTC) *Tokyo International Forum. Please suggest appropriate stubs and categories. Fg2 (User:Fg2) 05:09, 9 March 2006 (UTC)


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, with over 127 million people. The Greater Tokyo Area, which includes the ''de facto'' capital city (Capital of Japan) of Tokyo and several surrounding prefectures (Prefectures of Japan), is the largest metropolitan area (World's largest cities) in the world, with over 30 million residents. The economy of Los Angeles is driven by international trade, entertainment (television, motion pictures, video games, recorded music), aerospace, technology, petroleum, fashion


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Slaughter of Gallhammer. "Hard of Hearing", ''Terrorizer'' no. 171, June 2008, p. 57. '''Tobu Railway''' (東武鉄道) is a commuter railway company in the Greater Tokyo Area of Japan as well as an intercity and regional operator running in Tokyo, Saitama (Saitama Prefecture), Chiba (Chiba Prefecture), Tochigi (Tochigi Prefecture), and Gunma (Gunma Prefecture) Prefectures. It offered freight service until September 30, 2003


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urban areas Only the New York metropolitan area, at 17,405 km², is larger. The area has the largest metropolitan economy in the world, with a total GDP (nominal) of approximately US$1.9 trillion (¥165 trillion) 平成19年度県民経済計算 in 2008. According to research published by PricewaterhouseCoopers, the agglomeration of Tokyo had


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would only handle 1 47th of the Greater Tokyo Area's population. Statistics Bureau of Japan The idea partially stems from the fictional architectural marvel of the Tyrell Corporation, which appears in the science fiction film ''Blade Runner'' (1982), as a duo of futuristic pyramidal structures. *Keikyu Main Line, Sengakuji Station (found) Fg2 (User:Fg2) 11:59, 10 March 2006 (UTC


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Greater Tokyo Area

The '''Greater Tokyo Area''' is a large metropolitan area in Japan, consisting of the Kantō region as well as the prefecture of Yamanashi (Yamanashi Prefecture). In Japanese, it is referred to by various terms, the most common of which being .

A 2014 UN estimate puts the population at 37,883,000, World Urbanization Prospects, 2014 revision (online data) making it by far the world's most populous metropolitan area (List of metropolitan areas by population), with more people than the countries of Canada or Iraq. It covers an area of approximately 13,500 km² (square metre#Square kilometre) (5,200 mi²), Japan Statistics Bureau - Keihin'yō Major Metropolitan Area giving it a population density of 2,642 person km², which is more than twice the population density of Bangladesh. It is the second largest single metropolitan area in the world in terms of built-up or urban function landmass at 7,800 km² (3,000 mi²). demographia.com - World urban areas Only the New York metropolitan area, at 17,405 km², is larger.

The area has the largest metropolitan economy in the world, with a total GDP (nominal) of approximately US$1.9 trillion (¥165 trillion) 平成19年度県民経済計算 in 2008. According to research published by PricewaterhouseCoopers, the agglomeration of Tokyo had a total GDP of US$1.479 trillion in 2008 (at purchasing power parity), ranking again as the largest urban agglomeration GDP (List of cities by GDP) in the world.

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