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Tokyo, the world's fourth most influential city according to a recent survey.
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British weekly rates Tokyo the capital of Asia
Tokyo is by far the most important of the Asian metropolises and the fourth most important city in the world, according to a survey presented Friday in the British newspaper Independent’s Traveller supplement.
The weekly supplement presented a list of the 60 most influential cities in the world, evaluated on a 14-point criteria, including population, number of World Heritage sites and stock market capitalization.
London, rated capital of the world, was given a 100 points while Tokyo garnered 74. Next best Asian metropolis was Beijing at 51, followed by Seoul with 49.
The Independent lauded Tokyo for it’s international feel: “Only 1 per cent of the country’s population is non-Japanese, but the citizens appear to embrace an interest in all things cosmopolitan”. Tokyo’s gourmet cuisine and excellent shopping were also applauded.
Tokyo was the only Japanese city on the list.
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