CHRONOLOGY

1997

Hokutaku failure LGB market concerns 1998 and Sapporo City makes an IR presentation in Tokyo 1999

1908

Karl Haushofer 1869 - 1946 posted to Tokyo by German Army travels in Asia and his geopolitics influence Japan

1867

Tokugawa Bakufu in collapse Meiji Restoration staged by modernising samurai Edo renamed Tokyo 1868

 

GLOSSARY

Tokyo

Edo renamed Eastern Capital

nankyo Southern Capital Nanking, hokkyo Northern Capital Peking

Bank of Tokyo

successor bank to Yokohama Specie Bank

swept up into the now megabank MUFG as the banking arm BTMU

Tokyo Metro KK

a FILP tokuho special public corporation

Tokyo underground a FILP Agency supposed to be privatised vs toei chikatetsu

Tokyo University

tokyo daigaku todai

one of the seven pre War Japanese Imperial Universities cf Establishment

BTMU

Bank of Tokyo Mitsubishi UFJ

three bank merger under the MUFG megabank umbrella in Allfinanz Reform

Chiba

prefecture East of Tokyo

socially fairly mixed residential, industrial and rural area with Narita Airport

Edo

a shogunate capital of Japan renamed Tokyo

third shogunate location period and name for 17th cent to 19th cent Edo Period

Hakone

town 100km West of Tokyo

location of Edo Period internal travel passport control barrier cf sekisho

Kamakura

town 50km South of Tokyo

place name of first shogunate 12th cent to 14th cent a major tourist destination

Kanagawa

prefecture due South of Tokyo

residential and light industry region with an exceptionally high level of HNWIs

Nikkei 225

Tokyo Stock Exchange First Section Share Index

Nikkei computed price weighted not market capitalisation weighted vs TOPIX

Nikko

mountain resort North of Tokyo

easily accessible by train from Ueno site of Ieyasu Tokugawa mausoleum

NTIAC

New Tokyo International Airport Corp

known as Narita except to MoLIT as nomenclative challenge cf KIAC

Saitama

prefecture North of Tokyo

as dassai datsu/out of + sai(tama)) naff or Essex boy and girl

smoking regulation (i)

an embarrassment ahead of the Tokyo Olympics

still largely unrestricted in enclosed spaces cf maladministration, seido hiro

todai

Tokyo University

summit of educational system Law Department Summit of all summits

toei chikatetsu

Tokyo Metropolis managed underground railway

underground railway system managed as a Tokyo LAME vs Tokyo Metro

TOPIX

Tokyo Stock Exchange First Section Share Index

market capitalisation weighted not price weighted computation vs Nikkei 225

toritsu

founded ritsu by to Tokyo Metropolis tokyoto

thus todofuken prefecturally founded cf doritsu, furitsu, kenritsu, todofuken

Akasaka

red slope

quality entertainment now also a popular office location an area in Tokyo

Akihabara

Autumn leaf field

centre for discounted electrical products and components an area in Tokyo

Aoyama

blue hill

attractive and quiet quality residential, fashion and shopping an area in Tokyo

Azabu

linen cloth

now with the Oedo and Nanboku lines quality central residential an area in Tokyo

dewa

then so in that case I will go Goodbye

a postposition combination in Tokyo dialect dewa spoken ja goodbye familiar

Ebisu

God of Plenty

also inner Tokyo location and a Kirin brand name from the brewery site name

Enarques

Ecole Nationale d'Administration ENA graduates

French structure parallel to Tokyo University todai law department graduates

Ginza

silver market

central entertainment area in Tokyo and also other major conurbations

Harajuku

Spring inn

trendy high fashion boutiques popular among the young an area of Tokyo

Hibiya

sun compare valley

known for Hibiya Public Hall + Hibiya Auditorium in Hibiya Park an area of Tokyo

Hiroo

wide tail

embassies and quality housing popular with expatriates an area of Tokyo

Honshu

main island of Japanese archipelago

key population axis was Osaka to Tokyo is now Fukuoka to Sendai

honto

really

Tokyo dialect usage really? do you mean that? cf honma

Ikebukuro

pond bag

terminal station for somewhat rough unfavoured suburbs an area of Tokyo

Kabukicho

kabuki township

dangerously disreputable/no artistic pretension an area of Tokyo cf bottakuri

Kamiyacho

god valley town

originally nondescript inexpensive now a foreign office location an area in Tokyo

Kanda

god field

popular cheap office location for Japanese professionals an area in Tokyo

Kasumigaseki

mist barrier

central government office location the Japanese Whitehall an area of Tokyo

Mita

three fields

slightly nondescript location of Keio University an area of Tokyo

musen

wireless

as musen todai radio beacon, Tokyo Musen a large radio taxi company

Nihonbashi

Japan bridge

datum point for all national distances old commercial quarter an area of Tokyo

Otemachi

big hand town

financial centre and original main gate of Shogun's castle an area in Tokyo

Patent Agency

tokkyocho

tokyo tokkyo kyokakyoku Tokyo Patent Approvals Bureau a tongue twister

railways

as for Germany a key element of industrialisation

Tokyo Yokohama line 1872 was a demonstration of industrialisation benefits

Roppongi

six trees

previously quality now increasingly louche entertainment an area of Tokyo

Shinjuku

new inn

louche entertainment history temporarily suppressed in 1718 an area of Tokyo

tokkyocho

Patent Agency

tokyo tokkyo kyokakyoku Tokyo Patent Approvals Bureau a tongue twister

Toranomon

tiger gate

centre for amakudari + patent agents + lawyers + yakuza an area of Tokyo

Yaesu

eight important state

office location directly opposite Tokyo Station East Exit an area of Tokyo

Yurakucho

have pleasure town

conveniently located and central office and entertainment an area of Tokyo

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