However, the majority in those areas would identify themselves as being "from" Tokyo. Whereas I in Vancouver wouldn't consider myself a citizen of Tijuana. Similarly, the Greater Osaka Area of 18 million people has residents who would consider themselves to be "from" Osaka, as there is no clear boundary, and the areas are connected extremely well. From the top of a skyscraper in either Tokyo, or Osaka, the buildings go on for as far as the eye can possibly see.
Each municipality, or ward, necessarily does have its own local government and technical border. You couldn't have one person meeting the needs of all 35 or 18 million people.
That doesn't work so well at the Federal level in Canada, or anywhere else
And here she is at over 420m now. Only 114 more m to go (as the final height is 634m, regardless what this thread says
Work on the second observatory should begin in another 30m, as its height is 450m.
The observatory parts should look better once the blue wrapping paper comes off, upon completion.