Population 34,600,000 (UA)
Tokyo was originally a small fishing village named Edo, in what was formerly part of the old Musashi Province. Edo was first fortified by the Edo clan, in the late twelfth century. In 1869, the 17-year-old Emperor Meiji moved to Edo. The city of Tokyo was established, and continued to be the capital until it was abolished as a municipality in 1943 and merged with the "Metropolitan Prefecture" of Tokyo.
Tokyo is the capital of Japan, the center of the Greater Tokyo Area, and the largest metropolitan area in the world. Tokyo has been described as one of the three "command centers" for the world economy, along with New York City and London. The city is considered an alpha+ world city, listed by the GaWC's 2008 inventory and ranked fourth among global cities by A.T. Kearney's 2012 Global Cities Index. In 2012 Tokyo was named the most expensive city for expatriates, according to the Mercer and Economist Intelligence Unit cost-of-living surveys, and in 2009 named the third Most Liveable City and the World’s Most Livable Megalopolis by the magazine Monocle.
Pray for more qualified and well-trained missionaries to come and plant churches and take leadership in the city.
Pray for short-term missionaries to come and evangelize the young people.
Pray for greater networking among Churches and mission organizations.