Tokyo is a Japanese municipality that existed from May 1, 1889 to July 1, 1943.
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History Main article: History of Tokyo In 1868, the imperial residence was moved to the city of Edo, and it was renamed the "Eastern Capital" - "Tokyo". The prefecture of Tokyo was formed, the governing structures of which were located in the city of Tokyo.
The boundaries of the prefecture initially coincided with the boundaries of the former city of Edo, but quickly began to expand, eventually becoming approximately the same as the boundaries of the modern Tokyo Metropolitan Area.