Mexico City gets new status as near-state

Jan 30, 2016

Mexico City gets new status as near-state

Mexico City is getting a little closer to statehood. The Federal District has long been considered an administrative district run by the central government, much like Washington, D.C., traditionally was in the United States. But the city of 8.85 million is getting more independence ...

Population in Tokyo area increases further

Jan 30, 2016

Population in Tokyo area increases further

The population in Tokyo and surrounding areas increased further in 2015, government data show. The number of people who moved into the capital and three neighboring prefectures — Saitama, Chiba and Kanagawa — last year exceeded that of people who left by 119,357, according ...