Osaka city lies in the Kansai area of Japan’s main island of Honshu, a city designated under the Local Autonomous Law, the capital of Osaka Prefecture and also the area of the largest part of the capital of Kihanshin. Osaka consists of three major cities Kyoto, Osaka and Kobe. Located at the mouth of the Yudu River on the Osaka Bay, Osaka is Japan’s third largest city in terms of population after Tokyo and Yokohama, and Osaka is also an economic hub.
Kihanshin is the second largest urban area in Japan in terms of population and one of the largest urban areas in the world, with nearly 19 million people and the GDP of the second largest region in Japan. It is also home to some of the world’s most famous electronic companies, such as Panasonic and Sharp. Historically, the commercial center of Japan, as one of the leading centers of the Japanese economy.
“Osaka” literally means “big hill” or “big slope”. It is clear that it gained this name based on the importance of Naniwa, but the oldest in the use of the name that goes back to the text of 1496. Old writing is still used very limited to emphasize history, but now Kanji II is considered the world’s second reference to the city of Osaka, to distinguish it from homonyms in other Japanese provinces.
Cityscape combines very modern and industrial elements, and has praised the sprawling Cityscape that Osaka has overtaken by Tokyo as a model to emulate the Japanese urban phenomenon, but it is also overly critical in the monotonous areas.
The western side of the city is open on the Osaka Bay, otherwise it is surrounded by more than ten satellite cities, all of them in Osaka Prefecture, with the exception of one of them, the city of Amagasaki, belonging to Hyogo Prefecture, in the northwest. The city occupies a larger area (about 13%) than any other city or village in Osaka Prefecture. When the city was founded in 1889, the area known today as Zhou and Nishi, which is about 15.27 square kilometers (3,773 acres), occupied nearly the area.
The neighborhoods consist of 24 rooms for a complex framework of neighborhoods and areas between the real group of winding streets and alleyways, and twisting high highways. The central area of the city is unofficially designated as two areas, Keita (北, north) and Minami (south), located about 4 kilometers from each other on both ends of the main Medusugi Avenue.
Keita consists of businesses and retail areas in and around the comedy area. The hub of the major financial and commercial area, is home to Osaka City Station and a large underground network of shops and restaurants. Omida contains a large part of the city’s skyscrapers and often appeared in photographs of the Osaka skyline.
Osaka city received the total product in fiscal year 2004 ¥ 2.13 trillion, an increase of 1.2% over the previous year. With personal accounts for about 55% of the total output in Osaka Prefecture and 26.5% in Kinki. In 2004, the trade, services, manufacturing industries and the three major industries, accounting for 30%, 26%, 11% of the total, respectively. The per capita income in the city was about 33 million yen, 10% higher than that of Osaka Prefecture. MasterCard also said that Osaka ranks 19th among the world’s leading cities and plays an important role in the global economy.
The Osaka Securities Exchange, specialized in derivatives such as the Nikkei 225 futures index, based in Osaka. Which merged with JASDAQ to help the Osaka Securities Exchange become the largest stock exchange in Japan for start-ups.
According to Mercer Global Consulting, Osaka was the second most expensive city for expatriate employees in the world in 2009, which jumped 11th out of nine places in 2008 and was the city’s eighth most expensive city in 2007, but was not ranked in the top ten places The list in 2013. Economic Intelligence Unit (EIU) of Osaka ranked second as the world’s most expensive city in 2013 in the cost of living study.
The nearest airport is OSAKA airport in the city near Omura, and Kyushu railway company “J Kyushu” which operates by rail transport to the main line of OSAKA, which is a station in OSAKA stations.
In addition, the OSAKA Train electric tram which works for five roads in the city, serves highways with intersections and vehicular traffic in OSAKA and Susukizuka, in addition, six national highways when intersecting the city: Roads 34, 202, 251, 324, and 499 .