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One of Asia's Leading Cities in International Business

An advanced infrastructure supporting the gateway to Japan and Asia

City of Commerce with a history of 1400 years, Osaka has flourished as a gateway of international exchange with Asia and the western world from the ancient times. And now, Osaka has developed to become one of Asia’s leading cities in international business following Tokyo.
With worldwide routes connecting to 24 regions and countries and 84 cities, 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. Today, Osaka Port handles approximately 86 million tons of cargo a year and is a global base for international trade, connecting to 150 countries and regions and 600 ports throughout Asia and the world.

Abundant business opportunities

Osaka International Convention Center (Grand Cube Osaka)

With approximately 7.16 million annual visitors coming for sightseeing and business (2015 statistics), 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.

  • INTEX Osaka

Global Business Base/Osaka

The headquarters of many global corporations dealing in electrical appliances, pharmaceuticals, food, chemicals, and finances are located in the Kansai region, and 8 of the companies listed in the 2015 edition of the Fortune 500 have their head operations based in 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