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Tokyo ranks 9th in number of biographies on Pantheon, behind Chicago, Moscow, and Vienna. Memorable people born in Tokyo include Hokusai, Yoko Ono, and Naruhito. Memorable people who died in Tokyo include Hirohito, Hattori Hanzō, and Gichin Funakoshi. Tokyo has been the birth place of many soccer players and actors and the death place of many politicians and military personnels. Tokyo is located in Japan.

Tokyo, officially Tokyo Metropolis , is one of the 47 prefectures of Japan. It 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 0 and 2006, Tokyo was the birth place of 338 globally memorable people, including Hokusai, Yoko Ono, and Naruhito. Additionaly, 158 globally memorable people have passed away in Tokyo including Hirohito, Hattori Hanzō, and Gichin Funakoshi.

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Over the past 100 years, soccer players have been the top profession of globally memorable people born in Tokyo, including Hiroto Muraoka, Takashi Takabayashi, and Takashi Kano. Whereas, throughout history, soccer players have been the profession with the most memorable people born in present day Tokyo, including Yasuo Haruyama, Hiroto Muraoka, and Takashi Takabayashi.

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