Tokyo Is A Prefecture, Not A City
"Can this man save Tokyo?" (Asian Business, Dec. 27) demonstrates the dangers of doing business in Japan: People sojourning here often temper what they see and hear to match preexisting perceptions. The so-called Tokyo City Hall is not a city hall but rather the seat of the Tokyo prefectural government, whose chief executive is a governor. Cities have mayors. Of course, the prefectural government does not help clarify the situation by calling itself, in English, "Tokyo Metropolitan Government."
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