Regional Information Osaka city

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ATC ITM Bldg. 4F M-4, 2-1-10 Nanko-Kita Suminoe-ku, Osaka City 559-0034
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Osaka city

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The information below is as of November 2017.

Living environment

Foreign residents account for 4.6% of Osaka City's total population, and this foreign resident-to-population ratio is the highest of any major city in Japan, even including Tokyo. With a history that stretches over about 1400 years, Osaka also offers a large number of cultural heritage sites, historical sites, traditional performances and events.
Osaka City has an abundance of facilities that draw international visitors, including famous tourist sites, sports events, amusement parks, museums and art galleries, and convention facilities, and is an attractive international city pleasant not only to visit but also to live and work in.

International schools

Kansai has an education system suitable for foreign children, with its large number of international schools where students can undertake high-quality educational programs certified by international assessment groups (WASC, CIS, ACSI, etc.).

Health services catering to foreigners

Osaka City has many private and public medical institutions, such as the Osaka City General Hospital and the Osaka City University Hospital, which can communicate with patients in foreign languages.