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Tokyo
Country East Japan, West Japan (de facto)
Division Tokyo Province (East), None (West)
Population 28,544,705 (Metropolitan area)

Tokyo (東京 Tōkyō, "Eastern Capital") was the capital city of the Empire of Japan from 1869 until the end of World War II in 194?. Along with Japan as a whole, Tokyo was divided into two occupation zones, with most of the city falling under the control of America and a portion in the west going to the Allied Pact. In 1952, the occupation zones of Japan became independent nations: the American-aligned People's Republic of Japan in the east and the Allied-aligned Republic of Japan in the west. East Japan subsequently claimed the eastern portion of Tokyo as its capital city, in violation of the peace treaty. The western area remains under de jure Allied occupation, but is de facto considered part of West Japan. These two parts of the city are known as East Tokyo and West Tokyo, respectively.