The world is gradually beginning to realize that Tokyo is enjoying a golden age. The city is one of the world's largest, with about 38 million inhabitants in the greater metro region. Yet in terms of living standards, Tokyo is one of the world's cleanest, safest and most efficient cities. Its transportation system is unparalleled. Its citizens have the highest literacy rates and life expectancies among competing global cities. It is also one of the richest cities, with a gross domestic product amounting to more than $1.5 trillion in recent years, and hosts more global corporate headquarters including of Fortune 500 companies than anywhere else.
As world's leading metropolis, Tokyo goes for gold
But will Olympics spoil its pristine image?