A milestone 1000th post is Tokyo, the capital of Japan captured by astronaut Jessica Meir on board ISS. Yesterday, the government declared a state of emergency over the spread of coronavirus.

Credit: Jessica Meir, NASA

Tokyo has served as the Japanese capital since 1869, its urban area housing the Emperor of Japan and the Japanese government. Tokyo is considered to be one of the world’s most important and powerful global cities. The latest estimate in 2019 shows the growing population of Tokyo with 13.9 million people, with the special wards 9.6 million, the Tama area 4.2 million, and the Islands 25,147. The prefecture is part of the world’s most populous metropolitan area called the Greater Tokyo Area with over 40 million people and the world’s largest urban agglomeration economy.

The local scenery on the ground is as follows.

Credit: gotokyo.org

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