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Osaka (Kansai) Japan

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Fast Facts

  • The population of Osaka is 2.66 million

  • The Great Kanto Earthquake caused a mass migration to Osaka between 1920 and 1930, and the city became Japan's largest city in 1930 with 2.4 million people, outnumbering even Tokyo

  • The sister ports to Osaka are San Francisco, Melbourne, Le Havre, France, Shanghai, Valparaíso, Kanpur, Busan and Ho Chi Minh City

  • The phrase kuidaore (eat ’til you drop) was coined to describe Osakans’ love for good food

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