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Edo, later Tokyo, was the capital city of Japan.


19th century[]

In the 1820s, the Shogun Tokugawa Ienari ruled Japan from Edo.

In the mid-19th century, United States warships sailed into Edo Harbour and demanded a trade agreement with the hitherto isolationist Japan. The shogun accepted the demand, ending the policy of Sakoku. Edo was soon renamed Tokyo as Japan began to modernise. (AUDIO: The Barbarians and the Samurai)

20th century[]

In February 1936, a military revolt engineered by the Sakura Kai and launched by the Japanese First Infantry Division in support of the Kodo Ha broke out in Tokyo against the government. Many government officials and civil servants were killed before the revolt was suppressed. The revolt had a huge influence on Japan's policy of expansion and conquest in China in 1937. (PROSE: The Shadow of Weng-Chiang)

Tokyo promised full cooperation with helping to triangulate the source of the message sent from Earth to Mars Probe 7. (TV: The Ambassadors of Death)

Circa the 1980s, Iris Wildthyme and Clockwork Panda visited a Tokyo karaoke bar. (PROSE: Flasket Brinner and the Clockwork Heart)

21st century[]

A Samurai warrior was brought forward to the early 21st century by the Rift Manipulator where he began to terrorise travellers on the Tokyo subway system. (TV: End of Days)

In the same year Coldfire Construction put up a reactor in Peking. This was causing a massive los of power in Peking which was spreading towards Kunming, Shanghai, Pyongyang and Tokyo. (TV: Revenge of the Slitheen)

In the Year That Never Was, Japan (most likely including Tokyo) was destroyed by the Saxon Master. This was undone when Jack Harkness destroyed the paradox machine. (TV: Last of the Time Lords)

During the Sontaran invasion of Earth in 2009, Tokyo was the first place of human deaths by the smog which was distributed by ATMOS. (TV: The Poison Sky)

At 8:40AM GMT on a Wednesday in September 2009, Tokyo was among the numerous places across Earth in which RTAs occurred as a result of the 456 compelling every human child to suddenly stop and proclaim their message: "we are coming." (TV: Children of Earth: Day One)

In 2010, the Tokyo Space Centre was involved in the teleconferencing that took place during the Atraxi crisis. (TV: The Eleventh Hour)

In 2011, Axos invaded Tokyo after disguising itself as the headquarters of drinks company Goruda. (COMIC: The Golden Ones)

In 2020, an intelligence agent was attacked by a Kasaavin while on a flight bound to Tokyo above the Pacific Ocean. (TV: Spyfall)

Later in the 21st century, Tokyo had a T-Mat centre. (TV: The Seeds of Death)

Tokyo became an independent state in 2096. (PROSE: The Indestructible Man)

22nd century[]

In 2156, InterSpace Incorporated headquarters in Tokyo were forcibly taken over by IMC. (PROSE: Lucifer Rising)

In the year 2191, Tokyo had a namesake in the shape of the colony world New Tokyo. (PROSE: Time of Your Life)

23rd century and beyond[]

In 2254, Tokyo was among the major cities where bases were set up by the Daleks, intending to turn Earth into a Dalek production planet, in their attempted invasion which was foiled by the Seventh Doctor. (GAME: Dalek Attack)

In 2540, there were anti-Draconian riots in Tokyo. (TV: Frontier in Space)

The Tenth Doctor and Martha travelled to Tokyo in the year 3000, which featured a building known as the Mega Bank of Tokyo. (COMIC: Operation Lock-up)

Tokyo was one of the stops made by the Neptune on its around-the-world journey. (PROSE: Dateline to Deadline)