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Higashiōsaka (東大阪市, Higashiōsaka-shi, literally "East Osaka City") is a city located in Osaka Prefecture, Japan. The city is known as one of the industrial cities of Japan and "the rugby football town".

Higashiōsaka

東大阪市
Nagase River in Higashiōsaka
Nagase River in Higashiōsaka
Flag of Higashiōsaka
Flag
Official seal of Higashiōsaka
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Location of Higashiōsaka in Osaka Prefecture
Location of Higashiōsaka in Osaka Prefecture
Higashiōsaka is located in Japan
Higashiōsaka
Higashiōsaka
Location in Japan
Coordinates: 34°40′46″N 135°36′03″E / 34.67944°N 135.60083°E / 34.67944; 135.60083Coordinates: 34°40′46″N 135°36′03″E / 34.67944°N 135.60083°E / 34.67944; 135.60083
CountryJapan
RegionKansai
PrefectureOsaka Prefecture
Government
 • MayorJunzō Nagao
Area
 • Total61.81 km2 (23.86 sq mi)
Population
 (October 1, 2016)
 • Total500,463
 • Density8,100/km2 (21,000/sq mi)
Symbols
 • TreeCamphor Laurel
 • FlowerUme
Time zoneUTC+9 (JST)
City hall address50-4 Aramoto-kita, Higashiōsaka-shi, Ōsaka-fu
577-8521
Websitewww.city.higashiosaka.lg.jp
DownTown of Fuse

As of October 1, 2016, the city has an estimated population of 500,463 and a population density of 8,100 persons per km². The total area is 61.81 km².

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HistoryEdit

The city was founded on February 1, 1967, by a merger of three cities, Fuse (布施), Kawachi (河内) and Hiraoka (枚岡), in eastern Osaka Prefecture.

TransportationEdit

EconomyEdit

Yamamoto Kogaku, an eyewear manufacturer, known for its brand Swans, is headquartered in the city.[1] The city is also home of RAYS, a high-end wheel manufacturer for both motorsport and street use.[2]

PoliticsEdit

 
Higashiōsaka municipal office.

Higashiōsaka is governed by mayor Junzō Nagao. The city assembly is dominated by the Liberal Democratic Party (Conservative party in Japan).

ElectionsEdit

EducationEdit

Sister citiesEdit

See alsoEdit

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "Company Profile." Yamamoto Kogaku. Retrieved on March 25, 2016.
  2. ^ "Company Profile." RAYS Co., Ltd.. Retrieved on March 7, 2019.
  3. ^ "Interactive City Directory". Sister Cities International. Retrieved 11 March 2014.

External linksEdit

  Media related to Higashiōsaka, Osaka at Wikimedia Commons