The Kansai area includes the three distinctive cities of Osaka, Kyoto, and Kobe, interconnected by rail and approximately just 30 minutes apart.
The local railway and road systems are centered on Osaka, and Umeda has prime access to these corporations, universities and research institutions, airport and other facilities with its central Osaka location.
|Number of airline companies||:||65|
|Number of destination countries/regions||:||25|
|Number of destination cities||:||68|
|Number of flights per week||:||919|
|North American services||:||12 sailings / week|
|European services||:||4 sailings / week|
|Asian services||:||139 sailings / week (2010)|
The Kansai area is home to many global corporations and leading research institutions. With particular strengths in manufacturing, the medical and pharmaceutical sectors, and environmental and energy-related technologies, the area has been designated as an International Strategic Comprehensive Special Zone of Japan. One of the special features of the Kansai area is that it is home not only to major corporations, but is also bustling with SMEs that have unique technologies. There are also a host of universities and research institutions, such as Kyoto University and Osaka University, which are ranked among the best in the world.
|21||The University of
|27||New York University||America|
|78||University of Florida||America|
|101-150||Seoul National University
|Shanghai Jiao Tong University
[Academic Ranking of World Universities 2014]
Medical and Pharmaceutical