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Location of Yodogawa-ku in Osaka City
Osaka headquarters of Nissin Foods

Yodogawa (淀川区, Yodogawa-ku) is one of 24 wards of Osaka, Japan. It is located in the north of the city.

EconomyEdit

Nissin Foods has its corporate headquarters in Yodogawa-ku.[1][2] The company moved to its current headquarters in 1977, when the construction of the building was completed.[3]

TransportEdit

Railway stations in the ward include: Shin-Ōsaka Station (New Osaka Station), the terminus of the Tōkaidō Shinkansen which runs to Tokyo and the Sanyō Shinkansen which links to Fukuoka.

LandmarksEdit

Jūsō area typifies the unique culture of Osaka.

EducationEdit

Schools in the ward include Kitano High School.

PoliticsEdit

In 2013, Yodogawa-ku, Osaka became the first Japanese government area to pass a resolution officiating support for LGBT inclusion, including mandating LGBT sensitivity training for ward staff.[4][5][6][7]

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "Nissin Food group net profit up 6.6% in 1st half." Japan Weekly Monitor. November 12, 2001. Retrieved on March 5, 2010. "On an unconsolidated basis, the Osaka-based firm recorded a 194.4% jump to 5.46."
  2. ^ "Company Profile." Nissin Foods. Retrieved on March 5, 2010.
  3. ^ "History." Nissin Foods Germany. Retrieved on March 5, 2010.
  4. ^ Preston Phro (September 6, 2013). "Osaka ward first governmental body in Japan to officially declare support for LGBT community". RocketNews24.
  5. ^ Nikkei (September 2, 2013). "大阪市淀川区がLGBT支援宣言 (Yodogawa-ku passes LGBT support declaration)". GladXX.
  6. ^ Andrew Potts (September 11, 2013). "Osaka district becomes first Japanese government area to support LGBT inclusion". Gay Star News.
  7. ^ "Yodogawa ward office LGBT support declaration". Yodogawa-ku Municipal website. 1 September 2013.

External linksEdit

  Media related to Yodogawa-ku, Osaka at Wikimedia Commons

Coordinates: 34°43′16″N 135°29′12″E / 34.72111°N 135.48667°E / 34.72111; 135.48667