City Details

ACCESS

Kansai International Airport Station→Namba Station:Nankai Electric Railway Limited Express Rapid (about 34 min.)
Kansai International Airport Station→Osaka Station:JR Airport Rapid Service (about 65 min.)
Kansai International Airport Station→Namba Station:Limousine bus (about 50 min.)
Kansai International Airport Station→Osaka Station:Limousine bus (about 60 min.)

CONTACT

Osaka Convention & Tourism Bureau

〒542-0081, Japan 5F Resona Semba Bldg., 4-4-21, Minamisemba, Chuo-ku, Osaka See the map
+81-6-6282-5911
+81-6-6282-5915
http://www.osaka-info.jp/en/
convention@octb.jp

Pre-/Post-Convention Programs

Hands-on experience with Noh theater at Yamamoto Noh Theater

Sakura Cook Osaka, a Japanese cooking class

OCTB introduces unique programs for creating memories.
Visitors can enjoy bunraku puppet theater (a UNESCO intangible cultural heritage) at the Bunraku Theatre. In addition, English audio guides are available for a fee. Visitors can enjoy Nohkyogen comedy theater at the Yamamoto Noh Theater and Ohtsuki Noh Theatre. The Yamamoto Noh Theater offers a special private program with English subtitles, and is also available for parties. Among the hands-on experiences for foreigners, programs involving the making of washoku Japanese cuisine such as takoyaki (octopus dumpling) and nigiri sushi are popular

Recent Trends in Regional Industry and
Research in Osaka and Osaka Prefecture

Medicine: Regenerative Medicine and Rehabilitation

As well as being the site of Japan’s first heart transplant, Osaka University is one of the country’s leading surgical research institutes, specializing in advanced fields such as organ transplant and culture.
Osaka University’s Institute for Protein Research is one of Asia’s core protein research centers. The institute attracts researchers in medicine, chemistry, physics and biology from throughout Japan and around the globe to undertake some of the world’s most ground-breaking research in this field.
Leveraging its strong ties with pharmaceutical companies, Osaka University’s Center for Drug Discovery, Design, and Development engages in practical, efficient drug discovery research and develops new processes for every stage of drug discovery from searching for the seeds of new drugs to clinical trials.

Engineering and Robotics

Osaka University’s engineering research ranks among the best in Japan, and in recent years robotics research has also flourished. Covering a wide range of fields from communications to materials development, this research extends to development of humanoid robots including intelligent robots capable of communicating naturally with humans.
Higashiosaka, adjacent to Osaka, has a high concentration of SMEs that lead in their fields in Japan in terms of both scale and quality.
The technical capabilities of these companies are world-class. In 2002 several Higashiosaka SMEs teamed up to begin independent development of an artificial satellite, which they succeeded in launching in 2009. Following on from that project, in 2010 they took up the challenge of developing a humanoid space robot.
These types of initiatives make Osaka and the surrounding areas one of Asia’s most advanced centers of manufacturing excellence.

New Energy

Clusters of electrical machinery and materials manufacturers in and around Osaka attract companies working on every stage of new energy development, from basic research to commercialization. A vibrant new energy industry is now growing up in Osaka, making the most of these industry clusters to develop products including solar panels and batteries.
Since 2014 the Battery Strategy Research Center in the Osaka Bay area has been conducting cutting-edge research in areas such as lithium ion batteries and hydrogen grids.

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