Local Guide Biz
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OSAKA PREFECTURE LOCAL GUIDE BIZ

“Osaka Prefecture Local Guide Biz” is a business directory site in Osaka that introduces companies, stores, organizations and educational institutions that are providing business and services for overseas (include foreign residents and foreign tourists). It is also a tourist guide site that introduces tourist spots in Osaka where you can entertain foreign tourists.

Osaka Prefecture's Overview

Osaka Prefecture, the central city of western Japan, has the third largest population in Japan (8,823,453 in April 2020) after Tokyo and Kanagawa Prefecture, and is second only to Tokyo in terms of daytime population including commuting. Osaka’s gross prefectural product is nominally third after Tokyo and Aichi prefecture, but its real gross domestic product is second only to Tokyo (38,974.9 billion yen in 2017).

The G20 Osaka Summit held in 2019 was the largest summit meeting in history held in Japan, and the strong will was communicated to the world through the “Osaka Summit Declaration”. In 2025, the Japan International Exposition (Osaka / Kansai Expo) will be held in the Kansai area, and Osaka Prefecture will be the second international exposition (Osaka Expo 1970). A large number of visitors are expected from overseas, and the estimated number of visitors during the event is about 28 million, and various inbound projects are currently underway for that purpose.

SDGs (Sustainable Development Goals)

OSAKA moving toward becoming an advanced city for SDGs

At the SDGs (Sustainable Development Goals) adopted at the United Nations Summit in 2015, Osaka Prefectural government, in collaboration with Osaka City government, proposed “Toward the realization of SDGs advanced cities with the impact of the 2025 Osaka-Kansai Expo”, and It was selected as the “SDGs Future City and Local Government SDGs Model Project” by the Japanese government.

To this end, Osaka (Prefectural and City) government are working to revitalize Osaka in the industrial and economic fields by fostering growth industries that form the basis of Osaka’s economic growth, promoting innovation, strengthening the management of small and medium-sized enterprises, and utilizing a wide range of human resources.

We support the SDGs business starting in Osaka

SDGs

Based on the 2025 Osaka / Kansai Expo, the Osaka Prefectural Government provide a matching place “SDGs Business Meet-Up” for companies who are highly interested in the SDGs business and supporters. Currently, due to the influence of COVID-19, regular events are held online. Please check the official website for details.

Osaka Chamber of Commerce and Industry (

Osaka Chamber of Commerce and Industry is an economic organization of Osaka City with 30,000 members.

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With the Osaka SDGs vision, Osaka will work together to lay the foundation for industry and technological innovation

Osaka has the “Osaka Bio Headquarters”, which is a headquarter system in which industry, academia and government are united, and life science-related industries(Pharmaceutical Companies, Bio-Ventures) and research institutes(Osaka University, National Institute of Biomedical Innovation, National Cardiovascular Research Center) are concentrated there. That district is a major industrial cluster leading the pharmaceutical industry in Japan.

GeneStem Co., Ltd.

GeneStem is a biopharmaceutical company based on an innovative discovery

cat-icon 1 Chome 1-3 Suite 267, Umeda, Kita Ward, Osaka City, 〒530-0001 Japan

Medical & Nursing Care Events

Osaka, where related companies and research institutes such as solar cells and lithium-ion batteries are concentrated, has a “next-generation energy park” where you can fully experience the world’s leading next-generation energy in Osaka. In addition, the Osaka Prefectural Government is promoting various energy-related projects such as the “H2 Osaka Vision” to expand the utilization of hydrogen energy and promote related industries.

Diamond Electric Mfg. Co., Ltd.

Diamond Electric Mfg. founded in 1937 as a manufacturer of ignition coils for automobiles

cat-icon 1-chōme−15−27, Tsukamoto, Yodogawa Ward, Osaka City, Osaka Pref. 〒532-0026 Japan

Energy Related Events

Startups that take on new businesses with innovative ideas will be the driving force for creating a future society through economic revitalization and solving social issues. Venture companies will also create new industries that will build the future. In order to further develop the growth of Osaka, it is necessary to foster and support the businesses and activities of these startups and venture companies.

Osaka Innovation Hub (OIH)

Osaka Innovation Hub (OIH), established by the city of Osaka, is an innovation creation base where entrepreneurs and engineers gather

cat-icon KNOWLEDGE CAPITAL TOWER C7F, 3-1, Ofukacho, Kita Ward, Osaka City, 〒530-0011, Japan

Startup / Venture Events

Osaka, where various SMEs are concentrated, is also called “the town of SMEs”, and the number is about 2.7 million, which is the second largest after Tokyo, and the ratio of the total of Osaka prefecture is 99.6%. It is the source of the economy. The Osaka Prefectural Government is also engaged in initiatives to revitalize SMEs, such as business support and business matching with overseas.

Umeda Electric Co., Ltd.

We prototype, develop, and manufacture hardware and software for various industries such as medical care, construction, and food

cat-icon 6 Chome−9−9, Fukushima, Fukushima Ward, Osaka, Japan, 553-0003

Manufacturing Events

Creating a Osaka’s future city with the goal of the 2025 Osaka / Kansai Expo

Osaka, which is celebrating its second international exposition, is aiming for the 2025 Osaka / Kansai Expo, and is working to build a city foundation that allows residents to experience the convenience of cutting-edge technology under the Osaka Smart City Strategy.

This project also supports SDGs-related projects such as ensuring healthy living and promoting welfare, securing opportunities for quality education and lifelong learning, and realizing a safe, strong and sustainable city.

Daiwa House Industry Co., Ltd.

Daiwa House Industry develops rental housing, condominiums, commercial facilities, and businesses with detached housing as its core business.

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Panasonic Homes Co., Ltd.

Panasonic Homes is a comprehensive housing manufacturer that is expanding globally under the umbrella of a joint venture between Panasonic and Toyota Motor Corp.

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Sekisui Chemical Co., Ltd.

Sekisui Chemical is a major resin processing manufacturer for building materials, high-performance plastics, etc.

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Build a New Osaka, Ahead of Big events

Osaka is ranked in the “Top 10 Most Liveable Cities in the World” every year in the Global Liveability Index of the British magazine “Economist”. In the 2019 edition, 1st place Vienna (Austria), 2nd place Melbourne (Australia), 3rd place Sydney (Australia), and Osaka was 4th place. Tokyo was 7th place.

In this way, Osaka is recognized as a comfortable place to live at the world level, and the Osaka Prefectural Government is conducting various activities in collaboration with the public and private sectors with the aim of “improving the quality of life (QoL)” that residents can feel. The historic Osaka, which has prospered as the center of Japan’s politics, economy, and culture since ancient times, is enthusiastic about building a new Osaka ahead of the big event.

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You can make anything in Osaka, because best SMEs with you

Osaka has the power to create global innovation by accumulating world-class technologies and companies, as well as advanced human resources who support them.

One of Osaka’s strengths is the well-balanced location of various industries. In the manufacturing industry, pharmaceuticals, chemicals, electronics, industrial machinery, devices, food, construction, etc., and in the high-tech industry, biotechnology, IT, new materials, etc. In the distribution industry, there are general trading companies, specialized trading companies, department stores, etc., which cover all aspects, so you can smoothly proceed with business from development to manufacturing (Monozukuri) and market development in Osaka Prefecture.

Umeda Electric Co., Ltd.

We prototype, develop, and manufacture hardware and software for various industries such as medical care, construction, and food

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Diamond Electric Mfg. Co., Ltd.

Diamond Electric Mfg. founded in 1937 as a manufacturer of ignition coils for automobiles

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Unoshiyo Co., Ltd.

Kimono remake to dress, bag or accessory. Only original fashion in the world for you.

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New business is born when various industries are concentrated

In search of such an excellent environment for making things (Monozukuri), companies from other prefectures and foreign companies are expanding into Osaka, expanding sales channels, and expanding cooperation with local Osaka companies such as business matching.

Osaka Prefecture is accelerating efforts to attract companies and create opportunities for business matching, and is building a business environment such as “MOBIO,” a comprehensive support base for manufacturing companies, and “INTEX Osaka,” a venue for opening international trade fairs.

Corporate Support, Consulting Companies, Organizations / Institutions

Osaka Business and Investment Center (O-

Providing one-stop service from company establishment in Osaka to business development

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Osaka Chamber of Commerce and Industry (

Osaka Chamber of Commerce and Industry is an economic organization of Osaka City with 30,000 members.

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Osaka Innovation Hub (OIH)

Osaka Innovation Hub (OIH), established by the city of Osaka, is an innovation creation base where entrepreneurs and engineers gather

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Aim to be an urban where global human resources can grow

Osaka will build a friendly relationship with foreign countries in order to create a globally responsive city where foreigners can live comfortably and to develop global human resources.

Osaka Prefecture, where about 247,000 foreigners live (as of 2019), is promoting community development that makes it easy for foreigners to live, such as by developing global human resources and improving the environment for accepting foreign students.

In addition, in order to strengthen our network with overseas, Osaka Prefecture have formed friendly exchange alliances with 10 cities in the following 9 countries (as of October 2020), and friendship activities are progressing at the private level.

The countries that have sisters, friendships, and goodwill with Osaka Prefecture are as follows: “Shanghai, China”, “Jiangsu Province, China”, “East Java, Indonesia”, “Val d’Oise, France”, “Queensland, Australia”, “Primorsky Krai, Russia”, “California, USA”, “Lombardy, Italy”, “Dubai, United Arab Emirates”, “Vietnam Ho Chi Minh”

California, USA

Located on the Pacific coast of the United States (west coast), California is 1,300 km north-south and 400 km east-west, and is long and narrow from north to south. With large cities such as San Francisco and Los Angeles, California’s GDP (gross domestic product) is about $ 2.7469 trillion (as of 2017), accounting for about 14% of the US GDP, making it the largest economy in the United States. We are proud of it and have an economic scale comparable to that of a single country.

California 101: Shasta Cascade Road Trip by Visit California

Lombardy, Italy

Located at the foot of the Alps, in the center of the plains of northern Italy, Lombardy is blessed with plains, hills and water veins. Boasting the largest population in Italy, it is the richest state in Italy, with both commerce, industry and agriculture developed around the capital city of Milan. In terms of culture, it has many artistic and cultural resources such as the base of Italian opera, La Scala in Milan, museums, and historic buildings.

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Val d’Oise, France

Val-d’Oise Province in France is located about 30km northwest of the capital Paris and constitutes the Ile-de-France region, which is the metropolitan area. The prefecture name means “Words Canyon”, and many rivers form a canyon on a vast plateau. It is also known that the masters of Impressionist paintings such as Cezanne, Monet, and Van Gogh sought the subject and left many masterpieces. It is an emerging industrial prefecture that was separated from Seine-et-Oise in 1964, and has one of Europe’s leading industrial parks, with many multinational companies, cutting-edge technology companies, and mid-sized companies.

Oise River Cruises by Agence Val d’Oise Tourisme

Queensland, Australia

Located in the northeastern part of Australia, Queensland is home to the Great Barrier Reef, a World Heritage Site, Cairns, a popular tourist attraction, and the Gold Coast. Relations with Japan are the oldest in Australia, with records that the first immigrants from Japan arrived in Australia in 1874, and in 1896 the first Japanese consulate in Australia was in Townsville, northern part of the state. It was opened in Ville. After the war, exports to Japan expanded rapidly, and Japan is now the state’s second-largest trading partner after China. In addition, many Japanese people from Japan visit the province every year for sightseeing and short-term homestays.

Parineeti Chopra in Queensland, Australia by Australia

Osaka’s “food” that influenced Japanese food culture

Osaka, where you can quickly obtain wonderful “foodstuffs” due to the mountains and the sea and the blessed terrain, was also called “the catering place of the world” and “the kitchen of the world” around the Edo period, and not only food but also various items were gathered from all over Japan, and it prospered as a trade center.

Do you know Osaka’s Food Brands “Osaka Mon”?

Osaka Prefecture has named locally harvested agricultural, forestry and fishery products “Osaka Mon (produced by Osaka)” and processed foods that have been loved for many years as “Osaka Mon Meihin (Masterpiece)”, and as a Osaka food brand, it is sold all over Japan.

UMEKITA FLOOR

Umekita Floor is a place where you can spend your time in various ways until late.

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Tusriganeya Honpo Co., Ltd.

Tsuriganeya Honpo is a Japanese confectionery store that has been making traditional confectionery since 1902

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Kawako Honten Shobei – Company Sto

Kawako's seaweed comes with Osaka Prefecture's OSAKA-Mon brand certification

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Osaka is also the birthplace of the “matching dashi” culture that is indispensable for Japanese cuisine. In recent years, various foods have been developed so that it is said to be the town of “KUIDAORE = to eat until bankrupt”, and the dishes, foods, and services born in Osaka have spread all over Japan.

“Food” is the number one attraction of Osaka, answered by travelers. And the five items that foreigners traveling in Osaka definitely eat are “Takoyaki”, “Okonomiyaki”, “Sashimi / Sushi”, “Kushikatsu”, and “Yakiniku”.

Food Event and Reports

In the Kansai area, including Osaka, there is a huge food market with about 168,000 restaurants and about 12,000 food retailers

Kansai fashion is different from Tokyo. Kansai is super unique!

Apparel that expresses individuals, fashion that makes you insist, designers that bring out individuality, materials that support them, all in Osaka.

Unoshiyo Co., Ltd.

Kimono remake to dress, bag or accessory. Only original fashion in the world for you.

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Gallery Rare Ltd.

Import and sale of overseas brand clothing miscellaneous goods and buying and selling USED products

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Otsu Keori Co., Ltd.

Otsu Keori Co., Ltd., which celebrated its 100th anniversary in 2017, is a comprehensive textile manufacturer

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Osaka is a top-class for accumulation place of textile industry in Japan

Osaka Prefecture, which has the highest concentration of textile industry in Japan, has many local industries such as ready-made men’s clothing, women’s and children’s clothing, spinning, plying, cotton woven fabric, Japanese bleaching, rugs, knit fabrics, socks, hats, blankets, fabric sewing products, and towels.

From such a business environment, we have various textiles and processing technologies, so retailers can consistently carry out from planning and manufacturing to retailing and produce high-quality textile products at low cost.

There are many fashion design schools and vocational schools

Since there are many clothing industries in local, there are many clothing design schools, vocational schools, and beauty schools in Osaka, and the apparel industry is also engaged in various activities to train designers and support the clothing material industry.

There are more than 20 fashion (including clothing, beauty, and interior design) vocational schools in Osaka, and the most popular ones are Osaka Mode Gakuen, Ueda College of Fashion, Osaka Institute of Fashion, Osaka Designers’ College, and Glamour College of Beauty and Osaka Beauty Art College.

Clothing Materials Company

Otsu Keori Co., Ltd.

Otsu Keori Co., Ltd., which celebrated its 100th anniversary in 2017, is a comprehensive textile manufacturer

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Japan’s largest fashion show

Osaka is also a fashion city. KANSAI COLLECTION, which was born in Osaka in 2011 to boost the apparel and fashion industry, is one of Japan’s largest fashion events with the participation of famous fashion models, musicians and entertainers. Held twice a year in February and September at Kyocera Dome Osaka, the number of visitors is reported to be 43,000 in 2019.

You must check theses highlights in Osaka

There are many attractions and recommended spots in Osaka Prefecture. Enjoy history tours, food tours, hot spring tours, shopping, and more!

UMEKITA FLOOR

Umekita Floor is a place where you can spend your time in various ways until late.

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Grand Front Osaka

A large commercial complex with offices, hotels, theaters, condominiums and over 260 different shops.

cat-icon 4-1 Ofukacho, Kita Ward, Osaka, 530-0011, Japan

Universal Studios Japan

Universal Studios Japan continues to evolve, new content appears one after another!

cat-icon 2 Chome-1-33 Sakurajima, Konohana Ward, Osaka, 554-0031, Japan

Many travelers stay in Osaka. The number of guests in Osaka is the top 3 in Japan

Osaka, which has plenty of places to eat, see, and play, is ranked high in the number of hotel guests by prefecture. Therefore, Osaka Prefecture has the highest occupancy rate of guest rooms in accommodation facilities such as inns, resort hotels, business hotels, city hotels, and simple lodgings (January 2017). The Tokyo Olympics and Paralympics are scheduled for 2021, and the Osaka / Kansai Expo will be held in 2025, so many inbound effects are expected in Osaka.

Please spend a time of hospitality such as a stylish hotel and an inn with an atmosphere in the hot spring town

Osaka Resort Hotel Lodge Maishima

Surrounded by the sea and forest, the Osaka Resort Hotel Lodge Maishima is located a 30-minute bus ride from Osaka Station

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Hotel Universal Port Vita

Opened in July 2018 as the 7th official hotel of Universal Studios Japan

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Hotel Universal Port

Hotel Universal Port is the official hotel of Universal Studios Japan

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Have you try the Onsen (Hot Springs) in Osaka?

It is a popular hot spring for foreign visitors to Japan, but did you know that there are 173 hot springs (sources) in Osaka Prefecture? Speaking of hot springs, we tend to go to the hot spring paradise of the neighboring prefecture, but there are also wonderful hot springs in Osaka!

For example, there are hot springs with superb views, open-air baths in national parks, natural hot springs along quiet valleys, and open-air baths with a panoramic view of the Osaka Plain for 10 million dollars. If you want to spend the night quietly, we recommend inns and hotels that are a little far from the city!

Work on issues by linking the advanced research capabilities of universities with the development technologies of companies

Strengthening joint research through industry-academia-government collaboration can respond to various issues and accelerate regional development.

Umeda Electric Co., Ltd.

We prototype, develop, and manufacture hardware and software for various industries such as medical care, construction, and food

mapMarkerGrey 6 Chome−9−9, Fukushima, Fu...

GeneStem Co., Ltd.

GeneStem is a biopharmaceutical company based on an innovative discovery

cat-icon 1 Chome 1-3 Suite 267, Umeda, Kita Ward, Osaka City, 〒530-0001 Japan

Osaka City University

Osaka City University is a public university established in 1949 by integrating a university and two vocational schools

cat-icon 3 Chome-3-138 Sugimoto, Sumiyoshi Ward, Osaka, 558-8585, Japan

In Osaka prefecture, there are 55 universities (national, public, private) and 25 junior colleges (2019)

Osaka Prefecture, which has the second largest number of universities in Japan, is making various efforts to apply students’ ideas and dreams to the social field.

As a one-stop contact point between universities and companies, we have set up a “Citizenship Strategy Cooperation Desk” to speedily respond to problem resolution. As a result, a collaborative system has been established between universities and research institutes with advanced technology and companies with manufacturing technology.

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