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Tokyo ranks 15th in number of biographies on Pantheon, behind Budapest, Madrid, and Philadelphia. Memorable people born in Tokyo include Yoko Ono, Richard von Coudenhove-Kalergi, and Liv Ullmann. Memorable people who died in Tokyo include Gichin Funakoshi, Isao Takahata, and Richard Sorge. Tokyo has been the birth place of many Soccer Players and Actors and the death place of many Politicians and Writers. Tokyo is located in Japan.

Tokyo , officially Tokyo Metropolis , one of the 47 prefectures of Japan, has served as the Japanese capital since 1869. As of 2018, the Greater Tokyo Area ranked as the most populous metropolitan area in the world. The urban area houses the seat of the Emperor of Japan, of the Japanese government and of the National Diet. Tokyo forms part of the Kantō region on the southeastern side of Japan's main island, Honshu, and includes the Izu Islands and Ogasawara Islands. Tokyo was formerly named Edo when Shōgun Tokugawa Ieyasu made the city his headquarters in 1603. It became the capital after Emperor Meiji moved his seat to the city from Kyoto in 1868; at that time Edo was renamed Tokyo. The Tokyo Metropolis formed in 1943 from the merger of the former Tokyo Prefecture and the city of Tokyo . Tokyo is often referred to as a city but is officially known and governed as a "metropolitan prefecture", which differs from and combines elements of a city and a prefecture, a characteristic unique to Tokyo. Read more on Wikipedia

Between 1646 and 2006, Tokyo was the birth place of 191 globally memorable people, including Yoko Ono, Richard von Coudenhove-Kalergi, and Liv Ullmann. Additionaly, 116 globally memorable people have passed away in Tokyo including Gichin Funakoshi, Isao Takahata, and Richard Sorge.

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Over the past 100 years the top profession of globally memorable people from present day Tokyo has been Soccer Player, including Takashi Kano, Kakuichi Mimura, and Noritaka Hidaka. Whereas throughout history the profession with the most memorable people from Tokyo has been Soccer Player, including Yasuo Haruyama, Takashi Kano, and Koichi Oita.

Below is a visual represetation of the lifespans of the top 25 globally memorable people born in Tokyo since 1700.