Venue & Hospitality
Conference Dates: May 21-23, 2018
Hotel Services & Amenities
- Audio/Visual Equipment Rental.
- Business Center.
- Business Phone Service.
- Complimentary Printing Service.
- Express Mail.
- Meeting Rooms.
- Office Rental.
- Photo Copying Service.
- Secretarial Service.
- Video Conference.
- Video Messaging.
- Video Phone.
- Baggage Storage.
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Talking about the geography of Osaka is a designated city in the Kansai region of Japan. It is the capital city of Osaka Prefecture and the largest component of the Keihanshin Metropolitan Area, the second largest metropolitan area in Japan and among the largest in the world with over 19 million inhabitants. Situated at the mouth of the Yodo River on Osaka Bay, Osaka is the second largest city in Japan by daytime population after Tokyo's 23 wards and the third largest city by nighttime population after Tokyo's 23 wards and Yokohama, serving as a major economic hub for the country.
Historically a merchant city, Osaka has also been known as the "nation's kitchen" (tenka no daidokoro) and served as a center for the rice trade during the Edo period.
PEOPLE & CULTURE OF OSAKA
Osaka, as the seat of the nation's oldest capital and a hub of marine transportation, has been an economic and cultural center of the nation since ancient times. Many historical and cultural properties remain in this prefecture, as well as highly skilled traditional performing arts known as the "kamigata culture" along with numerous shrine, temple and community festivals and other customs passed on from generation to generation.
ECONOMY OF OSAKA
The Kansai region includes the unique cities of Osaka, Kobe and Kyoto and is a massive market with a population of 20 million people and a GDP of approximately 79.444 trillion yen. It equals the metropolitan area centered on Tokyo as a site for business and plays the central role in the economy of Western Japan.