An International City Rivaling Tokyo
Osaka is a major city of commerce and has been since olden times. Today it is served by three different airports, including Kansai International Airport with round-the-clock arrivals and departures, and has become an international city bustling with over 10 million foreign visitors per year.
As host of Expo 2025 OSAKA, KANSAI, the city of Osaka continues to transform into a truly international hub.
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According to Governor of Osaka Prefecture Ichiro Matsui, “The prefecture and city have worked together to enhance Osaka’s urban infrastructure, and we’re able to provide an ideal environment for welcoming the visiting heads of state. They’ll see that Osaka is brimming with manufacturing companies known for their can-do approach that says, ‘there’s nothing we can’t make.’”
Alongside much of the world, Japan now faces the issue of a super-aging society, and Osaka is promoting endeavors that incorporate cutting-edge technologies to develop a society in which all people can live healthy and happy lives, reflected in the city's selection as the host of Expo 2025 OSAKA, KANSAI, under the banner of “Designing Future Society for Our Lives.” Governor Matsui commented that, “Osaka Prefecture, Osaka City, and the business community are fully committed to ensuring an unequivocally successful G20 Summit.”
Osaka City Mayor Hirofumi Yoshimura, too, is looking forward to the summit. “For the safety of this top-level global summit and the 30,000 people it will gather, we are taking every precaution. I want to make the G20 Summit’s success an opportunity for Osaka to grow to represent Japan right alongside Tokyo.”
Ichiro Matsui (right)
Governor of Osaka Prefecture
Born in Osaka Prefecture in 1964. Served as a member of the Osaka Prefectural Assembly. Elected as Governor of Osaka Prefecture in 2011.
Hirofumi Yoshimura (left)
Mayor of Osaka
Born in Osaka Prefecture in 1975. Became a licensed attorney in 2000. Served as a member of the Osaka City Council and as a member of the House of Representatives. Elected as Mayor of Osaka in 2015.
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|Population||:||2,721,728 (as of May, 2018)|
|Access by Air||:||Tokyo (60 min.), Seoul (110 min.), Shanghai (160 min.), Hong Kong (3 hrs. 40 min.)
*Flight time to Itami Airport or Kansai International Airport
|Access by Train||:||Tokyo (150 min.), Nagoya (60 min.), Hiroshima (90 min.), Fukuoka (150 min.)|
Kansai Promotion Council for the 2019 G20 Osaka Summit Secretariat
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