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Edmund Taylor

"Tokyo has so much to offer and InterNations made it much easier to become acclimated to life in this bustling city."

Marina Salgado

"In such a huge city, InterNations has created great events for expats to meet in Tokyo."

Welcome to the InterNations Expat Community Here in Osaka!

Konichiwa, and a warm welcome to our community of expats in bright, vibrant Osaka. InterNations is a rich social network especially created to support expats. With your InterNations account you have access to an invaluable range of resources, from insider tips to comprehensive guides. Find answers to your questions such as "which type of work permit do I need?" and "what education options are available?". Get in touch with our knowledgeable and friendly expats through our platform and let them share their experiences and address any other concerns you may have, from overcoming paperwork issues to finding the best sports facilities.

Join Our Exciting Events in Osaka

Attend our monthly events and activities for Osaka expatriates to get to know like-minded expatriates in real life.

Find More Information in Our Osaka Expat Guides

  • Moving to Osaka

    As Japan's second economic hub after Tokyo, Osaka is a large and densely populated city. The city is acknowledged to be bustling and lively, and moving there would guarantee an enriching and intense experience for any expat. To ease your move to Osaka, we have collected some info on accommodation, climate and more!
  • Living in Osaka

    Osaka is a city where traditions meet modernity: on one hand its typical dishes, its port, and its trading history; on the other, the modern services and facilities, as well as the various shopping and entertainment opportunities. We cover the facts on leisure, transportation and more in this article.
  • Working in Osaka

    Working in Osaka can guarantee many diverse opportunities since its economy can rely on different leading sectors. Moreover, the government’s effort to promote economic growth is creating a very strong and versatile market. Find out more about working in Osaka in this article!

Exchange Tips about living in Osaka

Get trustworthy advice and local insights from fellow members in our Osaka expat forums.

Embark on a New Life in Osaka

Osaka's colorful city of over 8 million inhabitants is fast-paced, loud, and neon-lit; while some expats will be turned off by the activity others will find it exciting, vibrant and full of energy. The city is a major shopping hub with a number of different districts, including the luxurious goods found in Shinsaibashi and the more youthful and fashionable American Village. New arrivals will particularly want to head for the culture, restaurants, and famous sights of the Namba district. A thriving performing arts and theater scene is open to culture lovers, with traditional Bunraku puppet plays, classical music, ballet opera, musicals and plays. You'll also find sports teams, museums, and amusement parks to guarantee a busy life in Osaka that can never be boring. Services, industrial manufacturing, and retail are the three biggest industries of Osaka's income but the city has opportunities across a range of sectors. Electronics, pharmaceuticals, chemicals, food, construction, biotechnology, and telecommunications are all well-represented. Expats who speak Japanese may find opportunities for career advancement, and of course those who secure employment with a multinational corporation before arrival will have a major advantage.

Our Events in Osaka Are One of the Best Ways to Meet Other Expats

Socializing and networking can be difficult when starting life in a new city, but with your InterNations account you are invited to our regular events and get-togethers to socialize and network in person. Look at our interest-based groups to find like-minded expats to share your hobbies in anything from exploring the city and dining out to the outdoors. Our expats hail from all over the world, and with InterNations you are part of our community of global minds.

Edmund Taylor

"Tokyo has so much to offer and InterNations made it much easier to become acclimated to life in this bustling city."

Marina Salgado

"In such a huge city, InterNations has created great events for expats to meet in Tokyo."

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