Osaka is located in the South of Japan and is Japan’s second biggest city after Yokohama. In the 2017 Global Financial Centres Index, Osaka was ranked as having the 15th most competitive financial center in the world and fifth most competitive in Asia. Osaka is located at the converge of a busy river and sea routes, causing the city to naturally grow into a flourishing economic center. Osaka has eight international partner cities including Chicago, Shanghai and Sao Paulo, two friendship -and collaboration cities and seven sister harbors. This causes the city to have an open and international mindset.
Important industries in Osaka:
- Environmental technology and alternative energy
- Innovative drug development, medical equipment and regenerative medicine
- Cutting-edge manufacturing companies
- Innovation creation
- Home construction