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Tokyo Bay from space
Tokyo Bay from space

Tokyo Bay (東京湾 Tōkyō-wan?) is a bay in the southern Kantō region of Japan. Its old name was Edo Bay (江戸湾 Edo-wan?). Image File history File links Download high-resolution version (461x791, 62 KB) Tokyo Bay seen from space. ... Image File history File links Download high-resolution version (461x791, 62 KB) Tokyo Bay seen from space. ... Kantō region, Japan The Kantō region (Japanese: 関東地方, Kantō-chihō) is a geographical area of HonshÅ«, the largest island in Japan. ...

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Geography

Tokyo Bay, in a narrow sense (red) and in a broad sense (red and blue)
Tokyo Bay, in a narrow sense (red) and in a broad sense (red and blue)

Tokyo Bay is surrounded by the Boso Peninsula (Chiba Prefecture) to the east and the Miura Peninsula (Kanagawa Prefecture) to the west. In a narrow sense, Tokyo Bay is the area north of the straight line formed by the Cape Kannon (観音崎 Kannon-zaki?) on the Miura Peninsula on one end and Cape Futtsu (富津岬 Futtsu-misaki?) on the Boso Peninsula on the other end. This area covers about 922 km². Tokyo Bay in a broad sense includes also the Uraga Channel. The total area would then be 1320 km². Image File history File links Tokyobay_area. ... Image File history File links Tokyobay_area. ... Location Landsat image with high-resolution data from Space Shuttle. ... Chiba Prefecture ) is located in the Greater Tokyo Area of Honshu Island, Japan. ... Categories: Stub ... Kanagawa Prefecture ) is a prefecture located in the southern Kanto region of Honshu, Japan. ... A square metre (US spelling: square meter) is by definition the area enclosed by a square with sides each 1 metre long. ... Map of Tokyo Bay, 1917 The Uraga Channel (浦賀水道 Uraga-suido) is a waterway connecting Tokyo Bay to the Sagami Gulf. ...


Tokyo Bay includes about 249 km² of reclaimed land area.


The only natural island in the Bay is Saru Island (猿島 Saru-shima?), Yokosuka, Kanagawa. There are however many artificial islands built as naval fortification during the Meiji and Taishō period. A view of Yokosuka from Verny Park. ... The Meiji period ) denotes the 45-year reign of Emperor Meiji, running from 8 September 1868 (in the Gregorian calendar, 23 October 1868) to 30 July 1912. ... The Taishō period (Japanese: 大正時代, Taishō-jidai, period of great righteousness) is a period in the history of Japan dating from 30 July 1912 to 25 December 1926. ...


Development

The ports of Tokyo, Chiba, Kawasaki, Yokohama, and Yokosuka are all located on Tokyo Bay. The port of Yokosuka contains the naval bases of United States Forces Japan and the Japan Maritime Self-Defense Force. Tokyo , literally Eastern capital)   is the seat of the Japanese government and the Imperial Palace, the home of the Japanese Imperial Family, and the de facto[1] capital of Japan. ... Chiba Hall Mayor {{{Mayor}}} Address 〒260-8722 1-1, Chiba-kou, Chuo-ku, Chiba Phone number 043-245-5111 Official website: Chiba City , Chiba (千葉市 Chiba-shi) is the capital city of Chiba Prefecture, Japan. ... A symbol of Kawasaki-shi Temple at Kawasaki. ... Yokohama ) is the capital of Kanagawa Prefecture and Japans largest incorporated city,[1] with a population of 3. ... A view of Yokosuka from Verny Park. ... United States Forces Japan (USFJ, Japanese: 在日米軍) refers to the various divisions of the United States Armed Forces that are stationed in Japan. ... The Japan Maritime Self-Defense Force ), or JMSDF, is the maritime branch of the Japanese Self-Defense Force, tasked with the naval defense of Japan and formed following the dissolution of the Imperial Japanese Navy after World War II.[1] The force is based strictly on defensive armament, largely lacking...


On the western coast of Tokyo Bay, between Tokyo and Yokohama, the Keihin Industrial Area has been developed since the Meiji Era. This was expanded to the Keiyo Industrial Area along the north and east coasts after World War II. The Keihin region (keihin chihō 京浜地方) consists of the Japanese cities Tōkyō and Yokohama. ... History of Japan Paleolithic Jomon Yayoi Yamato period ---Kofun period ---Asuka period Nara period Heian period Kamakura period Muromachi period Azuchi-Momoyama period ---Nanban period Edo period Meiji period Taisho period Showa period ---Japanese expansionism ---Occupied Japan ---Post-Occupation Japan Heisei The Meiji period (Japanese: Meiji Jidai 明治&#26178... Combatants Major Allied powers: United Kingdom Soviet Union United States Republic of China and others Major Axis powers: Nazi Germany Italy Japan and others Commanders Winston Churchill Joseph Stalin Franklin Roosevelt Harry Truman Chiang Kai-Shek Adolf Hitler Benito Mussolini Hideki Tojo Casualties Military dead: 17,000,000 Civilian dead...


The Tokyo Wan Aqua-Line bridge/tunnel crosses Tokyo Bay between Kawasaki and Kisarazu; ferries also cross the bay toward the Uraga Channel between Kurihama (in Yokosuka) and Kanaya (in Futtsu on the Chiba side). Tokyo Wan Aqua-Line (bridge) The Tokyo Wan Aqua-Line (東京湾アクアライン) is a bridge-tunnel across Tokyo Bay in Japan. ... A symbol of Kawasaki-shi Temple at Kawasaki. ... Kisarazu (木更津市; -shi) is a city located in Chiba, Japan. ... Map of Tokyo Bay, 1917 The Uraga Channel (浦賀水道 Uraga-suido) is a waterway connecting Tokyo Bay to the Sagami Gulf. ... Futtsu (富津市 Futtsu-shi) is a city located in Chiba, Japan. ...


History

Map of Tokyo Bay, 1917

Tokyo Bay was the venue for Commodore Matthew Perry's early negotiations with the Japanese bakufu in the 1850's, as well as most official Japanese-European contacts preceding the Meiji Restoration. Map of Tokyo Bay, 1917 This image has been released into the public domain by the copyright holder, its copyright has expired, or it is ineligible for copyright. ... Map of Tokyo Bay, 1917 This image has been released into the public domain by the copyright holder, its copyright has expired, or it is ineligible for copyright. ... Matthew Calbraith Perry (1794-1858). ... The Tokugawa shogunate or Tokugawa bakufu (徳川幕府) (also known as the Edo bakufu) was a feudal military dictatorship of Japan established in 1603 by Tokugawa Ieyasu and ruled by the shoguns of the Tokugawa family until 1868. ... The Meiji Restoration ), also known as the Meiji Ishin, Revolution, or Renewal, was a chain of events that led to a change in Japans political and social structure. ...


See also

Coordinates: 35°25′N 139°47′E Kanji for Tsuki no Misaki. ... Map of Earth showing lines of latitude (horizontally) and longitude (vertically), Eckert VI projection; large version (pdf, 1. ...


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Tokyo Bay - definition of Tokyo Bay in Encyclopedia (173 words)
Tokyo Bay (東京湾; Tōkyō-wan) is a bay in the southern Kanto region of Japan, surrounded by the Boso Peninsula (Chiba Prefecture) and the Miura Peninsula (Kanagawa Prefecture).
The Tokyo Wan Aqua-Line bridge/tunnel crosses Tokyo Bay between Kawasaki and Kisarazu; ferries also cross the bay toward the Uraga Channel between Kurihama and Kanaya.
Tokyo Bay was the venue for Commodore Matthew Perry's early negotiations with the Japanese bakufu in the 1850's, as well as most official Japanese-European contacts preceding the Meiji Restoration.
Encyclopedia: Tokyo Bay (747 words)
The Tokyo Wan Aqua-Line bridge/tunnel crosses Tokyo Bay between Kawasaki and Kisarazu; ferries also cross the bay toward the Uraga Channel between Kurihama (in Yokosuka) and Kanaya (in Futtsu on the Chiba side).
Tokyo Wan Aqua-Line (bridge) The Tokyo Wan Aqua-Line (東京湾アクアライン) is a bridge-tunnel across Tokyo Bay in Japan.
Tokyo Bay (東京湾; Tōkyō-wan) is a bay at the south of Kanto region, Japan, surrounded by Boso Peninsula and Miura Peninsula.
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