Your Regional Guide
: Kazuhiko Yamamoto
Investment and Growth Support Division
Sakishima Bld.25F,1-14-16 Nankoukita, Suminoe-ku, Osaka 559-8555
TEL: +81-6-6210-9482 FAX: +81-6-6210-9481
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*The information below is as of July 2014.
- Osaka offers alternative choices for housing, as well as excellent living environments that are located close to workplaces.
- The number of foreign residents in Osaka Prefecture at the end of December, 2013 was approximately 200,000 (2.3% of the total population). Many are from other Asian countries.
- Osaka has a great educational environment, including international schools where students can complete internationally certified programs.
- The number of international students was recorded at 10,533 in 2013, which was the third largest figure after Tokyo and Fukuoka.
- Osaka has top-class medical facilities and an excellent emergency medical system
Osaka YMCA International School, Osaka International School, Osaka Umeda
International School, etc.
Health services catering to foreigners
- Osaka has many medical institutions where English is spoken, as well as those accommodating speakers of German, Portuguese, Spanish, Korean, Chinese, and other languages. For instance, Rinku General Medical Center has an Department of International Medical Care where interpreters accompany those seeking medical care though the entire process. An appointment is not needed, but services are only available on certain days, depending on the language.