A U.S. luxury and lifestyle travel magazine has ranked three Japanese cities among the world’s best 10 large cities.
Conde Nast Traveler put Tokyo at the top for the fourth successive year. Kyoto ranked second for the second year in a row, and Osaka moved up from 12th to fifth.
It is the first time three Japanese cities have made the top 10, according to the Japan National Tourism Organization.
Singapore came third and Vienna was fourth. Copenhagen ranked sixth, followed by Amsterdam, Barcelona, Taipei and Sydney.
More than 600,000 readers cast votes for the list. The list is only for cities outside the U.S.
Tokyo was described as “a fever dream you don’t want to wake up from.” Gov. Yuriko Koike said she was “delighted and honored” that the capital was chosen as the best large city in the world, ahead of Tokyo hosting the 2020 Olympics and Paralympics. (Kyodo)
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◆According to news outlets, the new tech company’s future looked promising.
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Q1. How many Japanese cities are in the Conde Nast Traveler top 10?
Q1. A U.S. ( ) and lifestyle travel magazine has ranked three Japanese cities among the world’s best 10 large cities.
Q2. Conde Nast Traveler put Tokyo at the top for the fourth ( ) year.
Q3. Kyoto ranked second for the second year in a ( ) , and Osaka moved up from 12th to fifth.
Q4. It is the first time three Japanese cities have made the top 10, ( ) to the Japan National Tourism Organization.
Q5. More than 600,000 readers ( ) votes for the list. The list is only for cities outside the U.S.
Q6. Gov. Yuriko Koike said she was “( ① ) and ( ② ) ” that the capital was chosen as the best large city in the world.
Q7. The Tokyo Olympics are ( ) to be held between July 24 and Aug. 9, 2020, followed by the Paralympics from Aug. 25 to Sept. 6.
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