Tokyo (東京都) is the political and economic center of Japan. It forms the centre of the Greater Tokyo Metropolitan area. The Greater Tokyo area is the most populous metropolitan area in the world, consisting of the Kantō region of Japan (including Tokyo Metropolis and the prefectures of Kanagawa, Chiba, Saitama, Ibaraki, Tochigi and Gunma) as well as the prefecture of Yamanashi of the neighbouring Chūbu region. The region is often known as the Capital Region.
Tokyo is rated Alpha + by the Globalization and World Cities Research Network (GaWC) which evaluates and ranks the relationships between world cities in the context of globalisation. Alpha level cities are linked to major economic states and regions and into the world economy, Alpha + cities are highly integrated cities, filling advanced service needs
Tokyo is the #3 city in the world according to the Global Power City Index (GPCI) which evaluates and ranks the major cities of the world according to their magnetism, or their comprehensive power to attract people, capital, and enterprises from around the world. It does so through measuring six key functions: Economy, Research and Development, Cultural Interaction, Liveability, Environment, and Accessibility.
Tokyo is the #4 city in the world according to the Global Financial Centres Index (GFCI) which evaluates and ranks the competitiveness of the major financial centres of the world according to a wide range of criteria – Human Capital, Business, Finance, Infrastructure and Reputation.
Tokyo is ranked #6 by the Global Urban Competitiveness Report (GUCR) which evaluates and ranks world cities in the context of economic competitiveness. Tokyo is rated A+ by the Global Urban Competitiveness Report (GUCR) which evaluates and ranks world cities in the context of economic competitiveness. A+ cities are strong international cities. Tokyo was ranked #312 by the Nomad List which evaluates and ranks remote work hubs by cost, internet, fun and safety. Tokyo has a population of over 13,513,734 people. Tokyo also forms part of the Greater Tokyo metropolitan area which has a population of over 37,843,000 people.