By Dai Yah Thompson.

Osaka is the second largest metropolitan area in Japan and one of the largest in the world. The large port city and commercial hub is located on Honshu and known for its modern architecture, rich nightlife, and delicious street food. Originally developed between the 5th and 8th centuries as a port and weapons depot, Osaka was briefly Japan’s capital in the 7th and 8th centuries and would eventually become Japan’s cultural capital. As one of the nation’s major trading hubs, Osaka served as a vital connection to Korea and China and was often the center of political and cultural power in Japan.

  • Osaka

    Osaka: An Introduction

    Osaka is Japan’s second largest metropolitan area and is known for its modern architecture, flourishing nightlife, and successful commercial and trade districts.

  • Real Estate Week

    Osaka Real Estate: A Balancing Act

    What are the real estate trends and goals in Osaka? What problems is the Osaka real estate market currently facing?

  • Data Week

    Osaka Police and Suspect Data Tracking

    Should the police have access to the personal data of civilians in Japan? If so, what data and how much?

  • War Week

    Osaka and War

    How has war affected the history of Osaka? How has the city been shaped and changed by war?

  • Resources

    Osaka Resources

    Bibliography for the city of Osaka.