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(ˈtoʊ kiˌoʊ)

the capital of Japan, on Tokyo Bay in SE Honshu. 11,618,281.
Formerly, Edo, Yedo.
To′ky•o•ite`, n.
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Noun1.Yedo - the capital and largest city of JapanYedo - the capital and largest city of Japan; the economic and cultural center of Japan
Hondo, Honshu - the central and largest of the four main islands of Japan; between the Sea of Japan and the Pacific Ocean; regarded as the Japanese mainland
Nihon, Nippon, Japan - a constitutional monarchy occupying the Japanese Archipelago; a world leader in electronics and automobile manufacture and ship building
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We landed at a small port-town called Xamoschi, situated on the south-east part of Japan; the town lies on the western point, where there is a narrow strait leading northward into along arm of the sea, upon the north-west part of which, Yedo, the metropolis, stands.
Under Anglo-Japanese treaty terms initiated with the Treaty of Yedo 1858, Britons accused of crimes or civil liabilities in the various Treaty Ports of Japan could only be brought before a court system operated by the British Consuls.
French food manufacturer Marco Polo Foods has selected RPC Containers Blackburn's renowned Thor Pot to provide style and convenience for a new accompaniment to its Yedo Sushi brand.
Which Asian capital city was called Yedo or Edo prior to 1868?