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 (ō-sä′kə, ô′sä-kä′)
A city of southern Honshu, Japan, on Osaka Bay, an inlet of the Pacific Ocean. Osaka was the leading commercial center of Japan during the feudal period and today is highly industrialized.


(Placename) a port in S Japan, on S Honshu on Osaka Bay (an inlet of the Pacific): the third largest city in Japan (the chief commercial city during feudal times); university (1931); an industrial and commercial centre. Pop: 2 484 326 (2002 est)


(oʊˈsɑ kə, ˌoʊ sɑˈkɑ)

a city on S Honshu, in S Japan. 2,546,000.
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Noun1.Osaka - port city on southern Honshu on Osaka BayOsaka - port city on southern Honshu on Osaka Bay; a commercial and industrial center of Japan
Minato Ohashi Bridge - cantilever bridge at Osaka, Japan
Hondo, Honshu - the central and largest of the four main islands of Japan; between the Sea of Japan and the Pacific Ocean; regarded as the Japanese mainland
Nihon, Nippon, Japan - a constitutional monarchy occupying the Japanese Archipelago; a world leader in electronics and automobile manufacture and ship building
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Osaka International Airport, often called Itami Airport and opened in 1939, is the primary domestic airport for Osaka city, with 14.
Hashimoto, who served as prefectural governor of Osaka from 2008 and became mayor in 2011, has been pushing for a plan to create a metropolitan Osaka government like Tokyo and to eliminate the duplication of administration between the Osaka city and the Osaka prefectural offices.
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OSAKA - A group of Osaka City merchants has unveiled visual plans for its proposed 800-meter-long swimming pool over the downtown Dotombori canal, despite having raised little of the more than 3 billion yen needed for the project from private-sector businesses.
Osaka, Aug 23, 2013 - (JCN Newswire) - Sharp Corporation (head office: Osaka City, Osaka Prefecture; President: Kozo Takahashi; below "Sharp") and OSRAM GmbH (head office: Munich, Germany; CEO: Wolfgang Dehen; below "OSRAM") have entered into a patent cross-licensing agreement covering LEDs (light-emitting diodes) and laser diodes.
The utility invites participants from July 10 through July 19 for the meeting in Osaka City where it plans to provide information such as specification requirements and its procurement schedule.
Marine base in Okinawa should be conducted outside of the prefecture for 120 days, and that Yao Airport, located southwest of Osaka city, could host some of them.
In response to their request for a meeting with the mayor, the Osaka city government said it is "checking the mayor's schedule," according to the council.
A district court on Thursday sentenced a 30-year-old man from Osaka city to death for killing a 27-year-old woman in Okayama city in September 2011, in what appears to be the first death sentence given for the murder of a single victim by a defendant with no prior criminal record.
They were previously on Saturday given the choice of evacuation to Osaka city where they would be lodged in a hotel for a number of days before any further action was taken.
Meanwhile, a five-member search and rescue team from the Foundation for Human Rights and Freedoms and Humanitarian Relief (IHH) will depart from Istanbul for Osaka city of Japan at late hours on Friday.