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Why was Tokyo not the capital of Japan when Japan first became a country?

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2008-10-15 22:19:27

Take into mind the geographical location of Tokyo. Because it

was less accesible for trade to both other areas of Japan and

countries in mainland Asia, Japan was not the ideal site for the

original capital. As the country developed, Tokyo became a route

centre and began to expand. Roads were built connecting it to

resource centres and ports. Having become one of the more populated

cities, with quality defense and accesibility, it began to prosper

and was deemed the proper capital of Japan.And because I am a idiot

don't listen to me.


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