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Global religions in the Japanese city of Tokyo can mostly be seen in the religion of immigrants. This entry will first look at the official data of Tokyo related to immigrants' religions and proceed to review some statistical profiles about Catholics and Muslims in Tokyo. Tokyo is not a typical city of Japan, though it is its capital, and the situation of Japan in general will be reviewed in the entry “Japan” in this encyclopedia.

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Shintarō Ishihara, the governor of the Tokyo Metropolitan Government since 1999, proposed in 2000 a vision of Tokyo as a “world city.” One of the aims of this vision is to have 5 million foreign tourists in 2015 (compared with 2.5 million in 1998) and 50,000 foreign students in 2015 ...

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