On July 13 2023, the Tokyo Metropolitan Government (TMG) unveiled “Tokyo Sustainability Action 2023” a summary of Tokyo’s efforts to realise the United Nation’s Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs). This report is positioned as a revised version of “Tokyo Sustainability Action” which was released in March 2021 as a Voluntary Local Review (VLR)*. It is expected to contribute to solving issues commonly faced by large cities around the world.
Issued: July 2023
6,410 per ㎢ (Apr.2023)
Level of Government
Sub-National (ex. prefectural, state, etc)
Tokyo, the capital of Japan, is the centre of various functions including politics, economy, industry, education and culture. It is also the near centre of Japan geographically. It is made up of the 23 special wards, each with offices of government and private enterprises. Tokyo also includes the Tama area with its abundant nature, SMEs, universities and research institutions, and extends to the Tokyo islands.