When Did Tokyo Become the Capital of Japan?

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Tokyo was originally named Edo and its history stretches back almost 400 years ago. Tokyo was the capital city from around the year 1868 after Kyoto which was the former capital.
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Tokyo became the Capital of Japan in 1868.
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Because the Emperor lives there. It used to be Kyoto, but when he moved to Tokyo in 1868, Tokyo became the capital. Source(s): History
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With the new government reverting to being a monarchy (nominally) rather than a shogunate, the official head of state became the emperor again rather than a shogun. The question was
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