Tokyo's Stats

    Setting: Tokyo during the day.

    Evan: Here are the boring facts about Tokyo I looked up online. So, here goes. *Clears his throat*

    Capital: Tokyo

    Location: Kanto region, eastern Japan

    Total land area: 6,993 square kilometers

    Ratio of natural park area: 36.29%

    Population (2005): 8,457,000 (city) 12,544,000 (metropolitan area)

    Ethnic mix: 97.5% Japanese, 2.5% other

    Religion: 99% Shinto/Buddhist, 1% Christian

    Elementary schools (per 100,000 population 6-11 years): 242 (as of 2007)

    Junior high schools (per 100,000 population 12-14 years): 301 (as of 2007)

    Senior high schools (per 100,00 population 15-17 years): 155 (as of 2007)

    Colleges and universities (per 100,000 persons): 104 (as of 2007)

    Libraries (per 1,000,000 persons): 100 (as of 2005)

    Movie theaters (per 1,000,000 persons): 113 (as of 2005)

    Public halls (per 1,000,000 persons): 99 (as of 2005)

    Average January temperature: 6�C (42�F)

    Average July temperature: 26�C (78�F)

    Average rainfall: 1,519mm (60 inches)

    Electricity: 100 volts AC, 50/60Hz; flat two-pin American-style plugs are standard

    Time zone: GMT + 9

    Dialing Code: 81

    Currency: Yen. 100 Japanese Yen (�100) = �0.43; US$0.85; C$0.98; A$1.04; �0.64  Currency conversion rates as of April 2007

    Symbol: Ginkgo leaf

    Official flower: Somei-Yoshino cherry blossom

    Official bird: Black-headed gull (Yurikamome)

    Evan: But, what is Tokyo really? What about the entertainment, arts, and trends? This is where the city is split into two. Enter Neo and Simple Tokyo. Why are they split in half like that? How did this happen? Well, I'm going to tell you all that now, lads.