Tokyo: A Global City

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Tokyo: A Global City by Mind Map: Tokyo: A Global City

1. Strenghts

1.1. Economic Hub

1.1.1. Total GDP: 1191 billion dollars

1.1.2. Biggest metropolitan economy

1.1.3. 51 companies of the Global Fortune 500 companies are based in Tokyo

1.1.4. Major financial center

1.1.5. Third largest stock exchange

1.1.6. Fifth most economically competitive city

1.1.7. Tourism accounts for 9.4 trillion dollars

1.2. Innovative City

1.2.1. Shinkanzen: Fastest train in the world

1.2.1.1. Public transport within Greater Tokyo is dominated by the world's most extensive urban rail network

1.2.2. 2836 patents per million inhabitants

1.2.2.1. Extremely clean and pleasant city

1.2.2.1.1. Danger is relatively inexistant

1.2.3. Technological TNCS: canon,fujifilm, sega,honda and more

1.2.4. Revolutionized food-culture: Umami

1.2.5. Tokyo Bay Aqua Line, 14 km, it includes a 4.4 km bridge and 9.6 km tunnel underneath the bay—the fourth-longest underwater tunnel in the world.

1.2.6. Creation of Tokyo Tower

1.3. Cultural City

1.3.1. 4.81 million foreigners

1.3.2. Biggest fish market in the world: 5.9 billion US dollars in revenue

1.3.3. 21 world heritage sites

1.3.4. By far the city w/ the most Michelin-starred restaurant

1.3.5. Impressive modern neighborhoods: Ginza, Shibuya

1.3.6. Fashion Revolution

1.3.7. Rich in terms of literature

1.3.7.1. Mangas, Haikus etc...

1.3.8. Tokyo's unique culture is reflected in its traditional arts – ikebana (flower arranging), origami (making objects by folding paper), and ukiyo-e (woodblock printing); crafts – dolls, lacquer ware, and pottery; performances – kabuki (complex dramas performed in elaborate costumes), noh (restrained and highly stylized drama), bunraku (puppet theater), kyogen (short satirical plays), and kamishibai (storytelling with animation, sound, and music); and traditions – games, onsen (hot springs used as public bathing places), and tea ceremony

1.4. International City

1.4.1. 70% of Japan internationals are located in Tokyo

1.4.2. Population: 13,617,445

1.4.3. Capital City of Japan

1.4.4. Tokyo set a goal of having 15 million tourists annually

1.4.5. 6.81 million tourists

1.4.6. Metropolis: 37,800,000

1.4.7. Hosting the 2020 Olympic and Paralympic Games

2. Weaknesses

2.1. Situation of women

2.1.1. Single Mother's Struggle

2.1.1.1. Japanese traditional disapproval of children born to unmarried mothers.

2.1.1.1.1. Sexism in the workplace

2.2. Lifestyle

2.2.1. Suicide Rates are at an all-time high

2.3. Location and geographical impact

2.3.1. Tokyo second-riskiest city in the world for disasters

2.3.1.1. Earthquakes and Typhoons

2.4. Demographic Crisis

2.4.1. Aging population(35% of Japanese aged over 65)

2.4.1.1. Labor shortage

2.4.2. Japan's population is forecast to fall to about 83 million by 2100

2.4.3. Not very open to immigrants

2.4.4. Dense population 6 224 people per km2

3. Projects

3.1. 10 Year Project for Green Tokyo: Increasing roadside trees by 1 million

3.1.1. Most of house heating and power is electric

3.2. Aiming to reduce their greenhouse gas emissions

4. SDG11

4.1. Safest Place in the world

4.1.1. Zero drink and drive tolerance

4.1.1.1. Zero Drug Tolerance

4.2. Extremely energy Conscious and Efficient

4.2.1. Recycling of Construction & Demolition Waste: rate (Tokyo in 2005) Concrete: 99% Asphalt: 99% Wood: 80%

4.2.2. Governor Shintaro Ishihara created Japan's first emissions cap system, aiming to reduce greenhouse gas emission by a total of 25% by 2020

4.2.3. Air Solutions

4.2.3.1. Tokyo has 4 percent of the nation’s total reserved capacity(137 MW) generated by solar roofs and makes Tokyo the No. 9 residential solar state in the nation.

4.2.3.2. Walking and cycling are much more common than in many cities around the globe.

4.2.3.3. Japan's efficient, safe and extensive public transport networks help to reduce city traffic and the vehicle exhaust

4.2.4. Latest facilities have achieved a power generation efficiency of more than 20%.

4.2.5. Very low energy per capita consumption thanks to extensive railway and subway connections

5. Ranks

5.1. Tokyoranked 4th on Global city Index

5.2. Global cities outlook : 23

5.3. Safest place in the world(in the 2015 Safe Cities Index)