Confirming what every otaku has long since known, Tokyo has just hit the number one spot on a new survey listing the 20 Best Cities on the Planet (by which they mean this one, Earth…).
That’s according to the IESE Business School in Spain who released their annual Cities in Motion Index yesterday, which gave Tokyo top marks for “impressive public management, technology, economy, and the ability to attract talent from all over the world.”
Ramen, tonkatsu, Akihabara, Nakano Broadway, and Harajuku are not mentioned, but you better believe those count just as much (at least to me, anyways).
As businessinsider.com explains:
To establish the ranking, researchers studied 135 cities across 55 countries, and based their results on over 50 indicators along 10 different dimensions including governance, public management, urban planning, technology, environment, international outreach, social cohesion, mobility and transportation, human capital (ability to attract talent), and economy.
Don’t believe them? Take a look at this super scientific and actual factual graph from the IESE!
Here’s the whole the list of THE 20 BEST CITIES ON THE PLANET from top to bottom
I have to admit it’s kind of shocking that San Francisco, where Crunchyroll makes its home, is not even on the list given the amount of interest and money that’s been poured into the City by the Bay of late. Plus, our Mexican food can easily beat Tokyo’s…maybe next year, then?