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One of Asia's Leading Cities in International Business

An advanced infrastructure supporting the gateway to Japan and Asia

With worldwide routes connecting to 15 regions and countries and 30 cities (as of summer, 2023※1), Kansai International Airport – Japan's only 24-hour operating airport hub – supports business travel and exchanges of people between Osaka, Asia, and the world.
As one of Japan’s preeminent international trading ports, Osaka Port is equipped with various logistics-related facilities such as large-scale container termimals and ferry terminal to accomodate large-sized ships, it eventually generates one of the biggest logistics base in western Japan. Osaka Port handles approximately 84 million tons of cargo※2 a year and is a global base for international trade.

*1 Kansai Airports “2023 Summer Schedule”
*2 Port & Harbor Bureau, City of Osaka “Ports of Osaka 2023”

Abundant business opportunities

Osaka International Convention Center (Grand Cube Osaka)

With approximately 12.31 million annual visitors coming for sightseeing and business, Osaka is home to INTEX Osaka, a 70,000㎡ site that is one of west Japan's largest international exhibition centers, as well as the Osaka International Convention Center (Grand Cube Osaka), which can hold a maximum of 3000 people. Offering some of the country’s leading MICE facilities, Osaka has hosted various major domestic business exhibitions along with large-scale global business events such as the international financial global forum Sibos (SWIFT International Banking Operations Seminar) and the international real estate trade show 'MIPIM' (Marché International des Professionnels de l'Immobilier), making the city a vibrant center of business opportunity.

※ OSAKA CONVENTION & TOURISM BUREAU websaite OSAKAINFO “About the number of visitors to Osaka in 2019”

  • INTEX Osaka

Global Business Base/Osaka

A wide range of international companies from neighboring China and Korea as well as from America and Europe have also entered and set up businesses in Osaka, and many foreign enterprises use the city not only as their base in Japan but also for their regional headquarters in Asia.
Using its network of sister/friendship cities and major economic metropolises, Osaka also actively supports the overseas expansion of its businesses through administrative-led promotions and the dispatch/reception of business delegation groups in working to create a global market.

International Profile of Osaka

※1 Kansai Airport "DATA OF KANSAI AIRPORT"
※2 Osaka Prefecture "Statistical Yearbook of Osaka Prefecture 2022"
※3 Osaka Convention & Tourism Bureau website OSAKAINFO "Number of annual visitors in 2019"
※4 Osaka Prefecture "Number of foreign residents in Osaka Prefecture by nationality and region (place of birth), 2022"
※5 Osaka Prefecture "Number of Foreign Students in Osaka Prefecture in 2022"
※6 Osaka Prefecture "Internationalization of Osaka Prefecture in Figures: 2) Number of International Students (2) Employment Status of International Students in Osaka Prefecture"
※7 Calculated from the Japan National Tourism Organization (JNTO) website "2021 International Conference Statistics"