Osaka Kenro Moriuchi
Population • 8,864,228
History of Osaka • Inhabited for more than 10,000 years • In the 7th century, Osaka became the first capital of Japan. • Gateway of culture and trade • “Nation’s Kitchen” • 19th Century: Commercial center of Japan after WWII
The Coast Seminatural: Seen in Southern part of the coastal area in Osaka Artificial: Seen in Northern part of the coastal area in Osaka Factories, ports/ harbors, artificial beaches Beaches, mudflats, etc.
Industry of Osaka • Contributes greatly to the economy of Osaka • Gateway to overseas • City for small and medium-sized companies
Ports in Osaka • Sakai-SenbokuPort
Current Coastal Issues • Lack of land/ resources (Land reclamation) • Pollution • Fishing
Future Coastal Issues • Rise of 1 meter in the sea level would put Osaka under the water • Lack of land/ resources (Land reclamation) • Pollution • Fishing