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Neo-Tokyo (jap. ネオ東京) is the capital of Japan and the seat of the Emperor. It was created in the aftermath of the Ring of Fire catastrophe of 2061. As part of the rebuilding efforts the old metropolis, Tokyo (jap. 東京) proper, was merged with the surrounding prefectures (the Greater Tokyo Area) to form Neo-Tokyo Prefecture.[1] The Greater Neo-Tokyo Metropolitan Area, nicknamed "the city without end", is the country's largest sprawl of 50 million people [2], one of the largest on Earth.

GeographyEdit

Neo-Tokyo comprises of Tokyo city (the wards), the three former prefectures Kanagawa, Saitama and Chiba and the artificial islands and arcologies built into Tokyo Bay. An area of more than 20,000 km².[3]

HistoryEdit

2006: The creation of the Japanese Imperial State is announced by the new nationalist government.

2011: The Great Eastern Dragon Ryumyo appears near Mount Fuji.

2012: The Diet passes the Yamato Act.

2035: Fuchi and Asakura Electronics battle in the Tokyo War.

2036: Japan hands control of the nuyen to the Zurich-Orbital Gemeinschaft Bank; Japan moves the capital to Kyoto because of the Tokyo War.

2039: The Universal Matrix Specifications Conference standardizes worldwide computer networking.

2059: The Tokyo Stock Exchange plummets on "White Monday."

2060: Fuchi Industrial Electronics dissolves.

In 2061, during the Ring of Fire eruptions, an earthquake destroyed parts of the city. Megacorps started to build the destroyed parts of the city, but the new emperor, 14-year-old Yasuhito, disagreed. He planned to rebuild the city with help of Shinto priests, mages and kami spirits.

In 2062, Yamatetsu reopened its offices in the city and the rest of the country.

Emperor Yasuhito consolidated several neighboring prefectures in 2063 into Neo-Tokyo and begins implementing his reconstruction plans. In 2064, Transys Neuronet announced its wireless Matrix overlay for the sprawl, setting the foundation for its augmented reality grid.

PopulationEdit

Officially 45 million people live in the Greater Neo-Tokyo Metropolitan Area, the true number including SINless and non-recognized sapients is deemed closer to 50 million (2071).[4] The population density is roughly 2500/km² [5] with a much higher density in the central region.

Wards [6]Edit

Each of Neo-Tokyo's wards has its own government and function as independent cities, with the Tokyo Metropolitan Government, seated in Nishi-Shinjuku, handling sprawl-wide services.

Neo-Tokyo's abandoned subways and extensive flood-control tunnels also house thousands of homeless and shamed metahumans.

The 23 Special Wards of TokyoEdit

The urban area of Tokyo is divided into 23 special wards (特別区, tokubetsuku), and many resemble sizable cities in most respects.

List of special wardsEdit

Adachi (足立区)
Arakawa (荒川区)
Bunkyo (文京区)
Chiyoda (千代田区)
Chuo (中央区)
Edogawa(江戸川区)
Itabashi (板橋区)
Katsushika (葛飾区)
Kita (北区)
Koto (江東区)
Meguro (目黒区)
Minato (港区)
Nakano (中野区)
Nerima (練馬区)
Ota (大田区)
Setagaya (世田谷区)
Shibuya (渋谷区)
Shinagawa (品川区)
Shinjuku (新宿区)
Suginami (杉並区)
Sumida (墨田区)
Toshima (豊島区)
Taito (台東区)

Security [7]Edit

Neo-Tokyo employs a municipal, non-corporate police force. The Neo-Tokyo Municipal Police are known for their training, state-of-the-art gear and application of drones and robots.

Citizens cannot carry firearms, but adults can carry any non-concealed bladed weapon, and many do for purposes of fashion more than self-defense.

ReferencesEdit

  1. Shadows of Asia p.79
  2. Corporate Enclaves p.59 unofficial number, official estimate is only 45 million
  3. Corporate Enclaves p.76
  4. Corporate Enclaves p.59
  5. based on 50 million and a 20,000 km² area (Corporate Enclaves p.59, 76)
  6. Corporate Enclaves p.76-84
  7. Corporate Enclaves p.85

IndexEdit

JapaneseEdit

  • Shadowrun Second Edition, 298-305
  • Tokyo Sourcebook
    • Tokyo War between Fuchi and Asakura Electronics in 2035, p.21
    • Capital move in 2036, because of the Tokyo War, p.21
  • Shadowrun (Mega CD)

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