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Kanto Region

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The political center of Japan since 1603, Tokyo is the nation's capital and economic and information hub. At the city's heart is the Imperial Palace, which used to be Edo Castle. Around the palace are the National Diet Building, government ministries, and business districts. Some 30 million people, about a quarter of Japan's total population, live in Greater Tokyo. The photo shows a cluster of skyscrapers in Shinjuku.