How Did Tokyo Change Over Time

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Today, Tokyo is Japan’s capital and is the world’s most populous metropolis. Tokyo has evolved into a wonderful and amazing city in which many admire, and a lot has changed since the preceding centuries. In the earlier days, Tokyo was originally known as Edo (a small fishing village) during the 16th century, and was formerly part of the old Musashi Province. Ōta Dōkan, who was a Japanese samurai warrior-poet, military tactician and Buddhist monk, built the Edo Castle in 1457. The ever so evolving Edo period during the 18th century, became one of the largest cities in the world with a population topping one million people. During this time, Edo became recognized as de facto capital of Japan, and the city enjoyed a prolonged period of peace known as the Pax Tokugawa. Because of this, Edo adopted a stringent policy of seclusion, which helped…show more content…
Even though the Japanese is dependent on foreign technology as a characteristic of most Japanese industrial innovation, they have endeavored not only to improve those imported technology but also to adapt it to serve new purposes as well. For instance, Japanese engineers have somehow succeeded in developing video recording for home use, although all of the fundamental technology for television, including video recording, is based on foreign patents. Many or most of the Japanese enterprises are highly competitive and is constantly striving to be the first to introduced to a new advanced technology from abroad. Such studies show that by the mid-1980s, the Japanese had caught up with the United States in the technological level of certain production processes; for instance, the manufacture automobiles, television sets, and semiconductors. They had also introduced advanced technology in such areas as the prevention of pollution and environmental science (Karan 343). Likewise, Japan did fall into a decade of recession and stagnation; however, they found astonishing ways to develop technologies and advanced them to satisfy
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