Osaka Location and Basic Data
Kansai International Airport medium and long-distance air network
Osaka acts as a gateway connecting Japan to Asia and the rest of the world.
The Kansai International Airport is the base for this. It is currently connected to 84 cities in 24 countries and regions. There are also extensive international freight flights, as flights can be operated around the clock.
Osaka is also in a very convenient location for transportation within Japan.
It is possible to move smoothly to the other cities of the Kansai region and to the rest of Japan, by using the network of railways and roads that radiates out from within Osaka City, or by using air access via the Osaka International Airport or Kansai International Airport.
Basic data for Osaka
Osaka has a long history, as the capital in olden times and also as a gateway for international exchange. From the early-modern times, it prospered as a central area for business and finance and played a large role in the growth and development of Japan’s industrial economy.
The Kansai region that is centered on Osaka has a population of 20 million people and a GDP of approximately 80 trillion yen. This massive market has led to many companies running lively business activities in a wide variety of industrial fields. There are also many universities and specialist organizations carrying out high level research and technological development.
|Osaka City||Osaka Pref.||Tokyo||Japan||(Unit)||Sources|
|Number of Households||1,317,990||3,823,279||6,382,049||51,842,307||-||(5)|
|Number of Business Establishments||230,630||486,222||766,868||6,356,329||(7)|
|Number of Employees||1,143,389||3,815,052||6,012,536||59,611,311||(persons)||(8)|
(1) Area of prefectures and municipalities in Japan, Geospatial Information Authority of Japan (October 2015)
(2)-(5), (7), (8) Population Census, Ministry of Internal Affairs and Communications (FY2010)
(6) Cabinet Office, Prefectural Accounts (FY2013)