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Tokyo ranks 7th in number of biographies on Pantheon, behind Los Angeles, Chicago, and Rome. Memorable people born in Tokyo include Hirohito, Hayao Miyazaki, and Akihito. Memorable people who died in Tokyo include Hirohito, Akira Kurosawa, and Hokusai. Tokyo has been the birth place of many Soccer Players and Actors and the death place of many Political Leaders 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. 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 1123 and 2006, Tokyo was the birth place of 416 globally memorable people, including Hirohito, Hayao Miyazaki, and Akihito. Additionaly, 191 globally memorable people have passed away in Tokyo including Hirohito, Akira Kurosawa, and Hokusai.

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Over the past 100 years the top profession of globally memorable people from Tokyo has been Soccer Player, including Naoki Matsuda, Shunsuke Nakamura, and Atsuto Uchida. Whereas throughout history the profession with the most memorable people from Tokyo has been Soccer Player, including Naoki Matsuda, Shunsuke Nakamura, and Atsuto Uchida.