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Old 28th March 2006, 09:48 PM
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Question 東京市.com (Tokyo City)

Thoughts? How does this sound/look to the native Japanese out there?
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Re: 東京市.com (Tokyo City)

Tokyo not a city...
It's a State...
You have an extension with it that "normally" doesn't apply to the name.

It's like Massachusetts City
Deleware City

You might find it in search results but Tokyo is not a city...
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Re: 東京市.com (Tokyo City)

That's what I thought too....but this paragraph from wikipedia made me think I might be mistaken:

"Tokyo City (東京市, Tōkyō-shi?) was a Japanese municipality located in the center of the Tokyo urban area. It existed from 1889 to 1943, when it was merged with Tokyo Prefecture to form the Tokyo Metropolitan Government. The historical boundaries of Tokyo City are now occupied by 23 special wards. Some people still use the name to refer collectively to the 23 special wards, which, while convenient, is inaccurate; the wards do not share a mayor or a city council, but rather function as completely separate municipalities under the metropolitan government"

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Tokyo_City

http://ja.wikipedia.org/wiki/%E6%9D%...BA%AC%E5%B8%82
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Re: 東京市.com (Tokyo City)

Wikipedia was made from people not authorities.
Tokyo is not a city even though people worldwide think it is.
Yokohama is a city
Kyoto is a city and State
Tokyo is a State
Also for those getting it wrong
Prefecture means state not city.
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Re: 東京市.com (Tokyo City)

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That's what I thought too....but this paragraph from wikipedia made me think I might be mistaken:

"Tokyo City (東京市, Tōkyō-shi?) was a Japanese municipality located in the center of the Tokyo urban area. It existed from 1889 to 1943, when it was merged with Tokyo Prefecture to form the Tokyo Metropolitan Government. The historical boundaries of Tokyo City are now occupied by 23 special wards. Some people still use the name to refer collectively to the 23 special wards, which, while convenient, is inaccurate; the wards do not share a mayor or a city council, but rather function as completely separate municipalities under the metropolitan government"

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Tokyo_City

http://ja.wikipedia.org/wiki/%E6%9D%...BA%AC%E5%B8%82
None of it matters if there is no traffic - in the case of 東京市 the OVT is less than 500. I think we can say that it is archaic. Maybe some branding potential but expect little natural traffic.
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Re: 東京市.com (Tokyo City)

thanks guys. Not that it is what I wanted to hear, but very helpful nonetheless...!
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