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Encyclopedia > Osaka Prefecture
Osaka Prefecture (大阪府 Ōsaka-fu)
Map of Japan with Osaka highlighted
Capital Osaka (city)
Region Kinki
Island Honshu
Governor Fusae Ota
Area 1,892.86 km² (46th)
 - % water 17.9%
Population (October 1, 2000)
 - Population 8,815,757 (2nd)
 - Density 4,657 /km²
Districts 5
Municipalities 43
ISO 3166-2 JP-27
Web site www.pref.osaka.jp/en/
Prefectural Symbols
 - Flower Primrose (Primula sieboldii)
 - Tree Ginkgo tree (Ginkgo biloba)
 - Bird Bull-headed shrike (Lanius bucephalus)
Symbol of Osaka Prefecture
Symbol of Osaka Prefecture

Osaka Prefecture (大阪府 Ōsaka-fu) is part of the Kinki region on Honshu island, Japan. The capital is the city of Osaka. Small map of Osaka prefecture Map outline from public domain maps at http://aoki2. ... Osaka Castle (ÅŒsaka-jō) Location in Japan Osaka Aquarium (Kaiyukan) Osaka railway station The Osaka Tower (TsÅ«tenkaku) Osaka City   listen? (大阪市; ÅŒsaka-shi) is the third-largest city in Japan, with a population of 2. ... The regions of Japan are not official administrative units, but have been traditionally used as the regional division of Japan in a number of contexts: for example, maps and geography textbooks divide Japan into the eight regions, weather reports usually give the weather by region, and many businesses and institutions... The Kansai region (関西) of Japan, also known as the Kinki region (近畿地方; Kinki-chihō), lies in the middle of Japans main island, Honshu. ... todo mal de [ [ Shikoku ] ] a través del [ [ mar interior ] ], y noreste de [ [ Kyushu ] ] a través del [ [ estrecho de Kanmon ] ]. Es la séptima isla más grande, y la segunda isla populosa en el mundo después de [ [ Java (isla)|Java ] ] (véase [ [ lista de las islas de la población ] ]). < style=float del div... Fusae Ōta (太田 房江 Ōta Fusae) is a Japanese politician and the countrys first female prefectural governor. ... Notes: 1 km² References National Governers Association (Japanese) See also Politics of Japan Prefectures of Japan List of Japanese prefectures by population ISO 3166-2 codes for Japan Categories: Japanese prefectures ... Square kilometre (US spelling: Square kilometer), symbol km², is an SI unit of surface area. ... October 1 is the 274th day of the year (275th in leap years) in the Gregorian Calendar. ... This article is about the year 2000. ... This article is about the Japanese municipality system. ... ISO 3166-2 codes for Japan cover 47 prefectures. ... Species many; see text Primula is a genus of 400-500 species of low-growing herbs in the family Primulaceae, including primrose, auricula, cowslip and oxslip. ... Binomial name Ginkgo biloba L. The Ginkgo (Ginkgo biloba), sometimes also known as the Maidenhair Tree, is a unique tree with no close living relatives. ... Genera Lanius Eurocephalus Corvinella A shrike is a passerine bird of the family Laniidae which is known for its habit of catching other birds and small animals and impaling the uneaten portions of their bodies on thorns. ... Osaka prefectural symbol (source: ja. ... The Kansai region (関西) of Japan, also known as the Kinki region (近畿地方; Kinki-chihō), lies in the middle of Japans main island, Honshu. ... todo mal de [ [ Shikoku ] ] a través del [ [ mar interior ] ], y noreste de [ [ Kyushu ] ] a través del [ [ estrecho de Kanmon ] ]. Es la séptima isla más grande, y la segunda isla populosa en el mundo después de [ [ Java (isla)|Java ] ] (véase [ [ lista de las islas de la población ] ]). < style=float del div... Osaka Castle (ÅŒsaka-jō) Location in Japan Osaka Aquarium (Kaiyukan) Osaka railway station The Osaka Tower (TsÅ«tenkaku) Osaka City   listen? (大阪市; ÅŒsaka-shi) is the third-largest city in Japan, with a population of 2. ...

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History

Knock Yokoyama became governor of Osaka Prefecture in 1995 but resigned in 2000 following allegations of sexual harassment. He was replaced by Fusae Ota. Knock Yokoyama (横山ノック Yokoyama Nokku, b. ... 1995 (MCMXCV) was a common year starting on Sunday of the Gregorian calendar. ... This article is about the year 2000. ... Sexual harassment is harassment of a sexual nature, typically in the workplace or other setting where raising objections or refusing may have negative consequences. ... Fusae Ōta (太田 房江 Ōta Fusae) is a Japanese politician and the countrys first female prefectural governor. ...


Geography

Cities

Daitō (Jp. ... Fujiidera (藤井寺市; -shi) is a city located in Osaka, Japan. ... Habikino (羽曳野市; -shi) is a city located in Osaka, Japan. ... Hannan (阪南市; -shi) is a city located in Osaka, Japan. ... Higashiōsaka (東大阪市; -shi, East Osaka) is a city located in Osaka Prefecture, Japan. ... Hirakata (枚方市; -shi) is a city located in Osaka, Japan. ... Ibaraki (茨木市; -shi) is a city located in Osaka, Japan. ... Ikeda (池田市; -shi) is a city located in Osaka, Japan. ... Izumi (和泉市; -shi) is a city located in Osaka, Japan. ... Izumiōtsu, also spelled Izumiootsu or Izumioutsu (泉大津市; -shi) is a city located in Osaka, Japan. ... Izumisano (泉佐野市; -shi) is a city located in Osaka, Japan. ... Namihaya-Dome(なみはやドーム) Kadoma (門真市; -shi) is a city located in Osaka, Japan. ... Kaizuka (貝塚市, kaizuka-shi) is a Japanese city located on Osaka Bay, southwest of the prefectural capital of Osaka. ... Kashiwara (柏原市; -shi) is a city located in Osaka, Japan. ... Katano (交野市; -shi) is a city located in Osaka, Japan. ... Kawachinagano (河内長野市; -shi) is a city located in Osaka, Japan. ... Kishiwada (Jp. ... Matsubara (松原市; -shi) is a city located in Osaka, Japan. ... Minoh (箕面市 Minō-shi) is a city in Osaka Prefecture, Japan, about 15 km north of the city of Osaka. ... Categories: Cities in Osaka Prefecture | Japan geography stubs ... Neyagawa (寝屋川市; -shi) is a city located in Osaka, Japan. ... Osaka Castle (ÅŒsaka-jō) Location in Japan Osaka Aquarium (Kaiyukan) Osaka railway station The Osaka Tower (TsÅ«tenkaku) Osaka City   listen? (大阪市; ÅŒsaka-shi) is the third-largest city in Japan, with a population of 2. ... Sakai (堺市; -shi) is a city located in Osaka Prefecture, Japan. ... Sennan (泉南市; -shi) is a city located in Osaka, Japan. ... This article is about the city of Setttsu, for the old province of Japan, see Settsu province Settsu (摂津市; -shi) is a city located in Osaka, Japan. ... Shijōnawate (四條畷市; -shi) is a city located in Osaka, Japan. ... Tower of the Sun in Expo 70 Memorial Park JR Suita Station Suita (吹田市; -shi) is a city located in northern Osaka Prefecture, Japan. ... Takaishi (高石市; -shi) is a city located in Osaka, Japan. ... Takatsuki (高槻市; -shi) is a city located in Osaka, Japan. ... Tondabayashi (富田林市; -shi) is a city located in Osaka, Japan. ... Toyonaka (豊中市; -shi) is a city located in Osaka, Japan. ... Yao (八尾市; -shi) is a city located in Osaka, Japan. ...

Towns and villages

These are the towns and villages in each district. The district (郡; gun) was most recently used as an administrative unit in Japan between 1878 and 1921 and is roughly equivalent to the county of the United States. ...

Minamikawachi (南河内郡; -gun) is a district located in Osaka, Japan. ... Chihayaakasaka (千早赤阪村; -mura) is a village located in Minamikawachi District, Osaka, Japan. ... Kanan (河南町; -cho) is a town located in Minamikawachi District, Osaka, Japan. ... Taishi (太子町; -cho) is a town located in Minamikawachi District, Osaka, Japan. ... Mishima (三島郡; -gun) is a district located in Osaka, Japan. ... Shimamoto (島本町; -cho) is a town located in Mishima District, Osaka, Japan. ... Senboku (泉北郡; -gun) is a district located in Osaka, Japan. ... Tadaoka (忠岡町; -cho) is a town located in Senboku District, Osaka, Japan. ... Sennan (泉南郡; -gun) is a district located in Osaka, Japan. ... Kumatori (熊取町; -cho) is a town located in Sennan District, Osaka, Japan. ... Categories: Towns in Osaka Prefecture | Japan geography stubs ... Tajiri (田尻町; -cho) is a town located in Sennan District, Osaka, Japan. ... Toyono (豊能郡; -gun) is a district located in Osaka, Japan. ... Nose (能勢町; -cho) is a town located in Toyono District, Osaka, Japan. ... Toyono (豊能町; -cho) is a town located in Toyono District, Osaka, Japan. ...

Mergers

(as of 12/26/05)

The town of Mihara merged into the city of Sakai. February 1 is the 32nd day of the year in the Gregorian Calendar. ... 2005 (MMV) was a common year starting on Saturday of the Gregorian calendar. ... Mihara (美原町; -cho) is a town located in Minamikawachi District, Osaka Prefecture, Japan. ... Sakai (堺市; -shi) is a city located in Osaka Prefecture, Japan. ...


Economy

  • Gross prefectural product: ¥40.9 trillion
  • Annual industrial output: ¥17.2 trillion
  • Annual retail sales: ¥76.6 trillion

Major companies based in Osaka Prefecture include Hankyu, Kintetsu, Matsushita, Sharp, Sanyo, Nissin and Glico. The Kintetsu Corporation (近畿日本鉄道株式会社 Kinki Nippon Tetsudō Kabushiki Gaisha), better known as Kintetsu (近鉄), is Japanese largest private railway company. ... Logo for the Panasonic brand Matsushita Electric Industrial Co. ... Sharp Corporation (シャープ株式会社 Shāpu Kabushiki Kaisha) (TYO: 6753) is a Japanese electronics manufacturer, founded in 1912. ... Sanyo Electric Co. ... Nissin Food Products Co. ... Ezaki Glico (江崎グリコ) is a Japanese candy company. ...


Transportation

Demographics

The population of Osaka Prefecture taken during the 2000 National Census is 8,804,806, or about seven percent of the total population of Japan, ranking second after Tokyo Prefecture. Tokyo (東京; Tōkyō, lit. ...


Culture

Universities in Osaka Prefecture

Osaka University (大阪大学 ÅŒsaka Daigaku; abbreviated to 阪大 Handai) is a public coeducational research university in Suita, Osaka, Japan. ... Toyonaka (豊中市; -shi) is a city located in Osaka, Japan. ... Tower of the Sun in Expo 70 Memorial Park JR Suita Station Suita (吹田市; -shi) is a city located in northern Osaka Prefecture, Japan. ... Osaka University of Foreign Studies (大阪外国語大学, ÅŒsaka Gaikokugo Daigaku; abbreviated to ÅŒsaka Gaidai (大阪外大) or Hangaidai (阪外大) or Daigaidai (大外大)) is a public coeducational research university in Minoh, Osaka, Japan. ... Minoh (箕面市 Minō-shi) is a city in Osaka Prefecture, Japan, about 15 km north of the city of Osaka. ... Kashiwara (柏原市; -shi) is a city located in Osaka, Japan. ... Osaka City University (大阪市立大学 ÅŒsaka Shiritsu Daigaku, in southern Osaka sometimes abbreviated to 市大 Ichidai or Shidai) is one of the municipal universities in Japan. ... Osaka Castle (ÅŒsaka-jō) Location in Japan Osaka Aquarium (Kaiyukan) Osaka railway station The Osaka Tower (TsÅ«tenkaku) Osaka City   listen? (大阪市; ÅŒsaka-shi) is the third-largest city in Japan, with a population of 2. ... Osaka Prefecture University (大阪府立大学 Ōsaka Furitsu Daigaku, in southern Osaka somtimes abbreviated to 府大 Fudai) is one of the largest public universities in Japan. ... Sakai (堺市; -shi) is a city located in Osaka Prefecture, Japan. ... Kansai University (関西大学 Kansai Daigaku; abbreviated to KU and 関大 Kandai) is a private non-sectarian and coeducational university located in Suita, Osaka, Japan and in two other locations: Osaka City; and Takatsuki, Osaka . ... Takatsuki (高槻市; -shi) is a city located in Osaka, Japan. ... Kinki University (近畿大学 Kinki Daigaku; abbreviated to 近大 Kindai) is a private non-sectarian and coeducational university located in Higashiosaka, Osaka, Japan and in five other locations: Nara City; Osakasayama, Osaka; Uchita, Wakayama; Higashihiroshima, Hiroshima; and Iizuka, Fukuoka . ... Higashiōsaka (東大阪市; -shi, East Osaka) is a city located in Osaka Prefecture, Japan. ... Main Entrance, Nakamiya campus Kansai Gaidai University (関西外国語大学 Kansai Gaikokugo Daigaku) is located in Hirakata, Japan. ... Hirakata (枚方市; -shi) is a city located in Osaka, Japan. ...

Tourism

Osaka-fu has three airports (Kansai International Airport, Osaka International Airport, and Yao Airport). Kansai International Airport (IATA: KIX, ICAO: RJBB) (ja: 関西国際空港 Kansai Kokusai KÅ«kō) is an international airport located on an artificial island in Osaka Bay, south of Osaka, Japan. ... Osaka International Airport (Japanese 大阪国際空港, Ōsaka Kokusai Kūkō) (IATA airport code: ITM, ICAO airport code: RJOO) is the primary domestic airport for the Kansai region of Japan, including the major cities of Osaka, Kyoto, and Kobe. ... Yao Airport (八尾空港 Yao-kuko, ICAO airport code RJOY) is a general aviation airport in Yao, Osaka prefecture, Japan. ...


Prefectural symbols

The symbol of Osaka Prefecture, called the sennari byōtan or "thousand gourds," was originally the crest of Toyotomi Hideyoshi, the feudal lord of Osaka Castle. Hideyoshi in old age. ... Osaka Castle Osaka Castle (大坂城・大阪城; ÅŒsaka-jō) is a castle in Chuo-ku, Osaka, Japan. ...


Miscellaneous topics

  • Until the reclamation of the Kansai International Airport island, Osaka was the smallest prefecture by area; it is now merely the second-smallest.
  • Osaka is the only unlandlocked prefecture that does not have any natural islands.
  • In 2000, Osaka became the first prefecture in Japan to elect a woman governor.
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Kansai International Airport (IATA: KIX, ICAO: RJBB) (ja: 関西国際空港 Kansai Kokusai KÅ«kō) is an international airport located on an artificial island in Osaka Bay, south of Osaka, Japan. ...

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Osaka Prefecture - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia (227 words)
Osaka Prefecture (大阪府 Ōsaka-fu) is part of the Kinki region on Honshu island, Japan.
The population of Osaka Prefecture taken during the 2000 National Census is 8,804,806, or about seven percent of the total population of Japan, ranking second after Tokyo Prefecture.
The symbol of Osaka Prefecture, called the sennari byōtan or "thousand gourds," was originally the crest of Toyotomi Hideyoshi, the feudal lord of Osaka Castle.
Osaka - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia (1154 words)
is the capital of Osaka Prefecture and the third-largest city in Japan, with a population of 2.7 million.
Osaka is the historical commercial capital of Japan and is still one of Japan's major industrial centers and ports, the heart of the Osaka-Kobe-Kyoto metropolitan area, which has a population of 17,510,000.
Osaka is known for bunraku (traditional puppet theatre) and kabuki theatre, and for manzai, a more contemporary form of stand-up comedy.
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