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Health and greening the city
  1. J R Ashton
  1. NHS Executive North West RO, 930–932 Birchwood Boulevard, Millennium Park, Birchwood, Warrington WA3 7QN, UK
  1. Correspondence to:
 Professor J R Ashton

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Tokyo is one of the world’s great new metropolitan areas; when I first visited it, it reminded me powerfully of Fritz Lang’s prescient classic Metropolis. Space is at an absolute premium and conducting the normal routines of everyday life can seem like a major challenge. The contemporary public health issues are mostly to be found there.

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