|Osaka is at the root of Japanese history. It the second largest metro region in Japan after Tokyo, and an important commercial capital, due to the high number of merchant class citizens who lived there in the past. Founded in the year 683, it is considered to be the original landing point of Japanese in Japan.|
It became a city designated by government ordinance on September 1st, 1956.
Ward List: Asahi-ku, Abeno-ku, Ikuno-ku, Kita-ku, Konohana-ku, Joto-ku, Suminoe-ku, Sumiyoshi-ku, Taisho-ku, Chuo-ku, Tsurumi-ku, Tennoji-ku, Naniwa-ku, Nishi-ku, Nishinari-ku, Nishi-Yodogawa-ku, Higashinari-ku, Higashi-Sumiyoshi-ku, Higashi-Yodogawa-ku, Hirano-ku, Fukushima-ku, Minato-ku, Miyakojima-ku, Yodogawa-ku