Suita | Japan
Suita (吹田市 Suita-shi) is a city located in northern Osaka Prefecture, Japan.
As of October 1, 2016, the city has an estimated population of 378,322 and a population density of 9,880 persons per km². The total area is 36.11 km².
The city was founded on April 1, 1940, and was the site of Expo '70, a World's Fair held in 1970. The J-League soccer club Gamba Osaka plays at Suita City Football Stadium.
It is connected to central by Hankyu Railway, West Japan Railway Company and the Osaka Municipal Subway. The Osaka Monorail also passes through the area, connecting the city to Osaka, the Expo Commemoration Park and Osaka International Airport.
Kansai University's main branch is located here. It is accessible through Kandaimae Station on the Hankyu Senri Line.
Osaka University's main administrative campus is hosted here, right beside the Expo Park. It is accessible via the Osaka Monorail at Handaibyoinmae Station, or via Hankyu Senri Line at Kita-Senri Station.
Osaka Gakuin University, accessible through Kishibe Station on JR Kyoto Line.
Senri Kinran University, accessible through Kita-Senri Station on Hankyu Senri Line.
The gross prefecture product of Osaka for the fiscal year 2004 was ¥38.7 trillion, second after Tokyo with an increase of 0.9% from the previous year. This represented approximately 48% of the Kinki region. The per capita income was ¥3.0 million, seventh in the nation. Commercial sales the same year was ¥60.1 trillion.
Overshadowed by such globally renowned electronics giants as Panasonic and Sharp, the other side of Osaka's economy can be characterized by its Small and Medium Enterprises (SMEs) activities. The number of SMEs based in Osaka in 2006 was 330,737, accounting for 99.6% of the total number of businesses in the prefecture. While this proportion is similar to other prefectures (the average nationwide was 99.7%), the manufactured output of the SMEs amounted to 65.4% of the total within the prefecture, a rate significantly higher than Tokyo's 55.5%, or Kanagawa's 38.4%. One model from Osaka of serving the public interest and restimulating the regional economy, combined with industry-education cooperation efforts, is the Astro-Technology SOHLA, with its artificial satellite project. Having originally started from a gathering of Higashiosaka based SMEs, Astro-Technology SOHLA has not only grown into a Kansai region-wide group but has also won support from the government, through technology and material support from Japan Aerospace Exploration Agency (JAXA), and financial support from NEDO.
Kansai Medical University (Hirakata, Osaka)
Osaka University (Toyonaka and Suita)
former Osaka University of Foreign Studies (Minoh)
Osaka Kyoiku University (Kashiwara)
Osaka City University (Osaka city)
Osaka Prefecture University (Sakai)
Kansai University (Suita, Takatsuki, Osaka city)
Kinki University (Higashiosaka)
Kansai Gaidai University (Hirakata) (Kansai University of Foreign Studies)
Osaka International Educational University (Moriguchi)
Osaka University of Health and Sport sciences (Kumatori)
Osaka University of Commerce (Higashiosaka)
Osaka University of Economic and Law (Yao)
Osaka College of Music (Toyonaka)
Osaka Electro Communication University (Neyagawa)
Osaka Gakuin University (Suita)
Otemon Gakuin University (Ibaraki)
Hannan University (Matsubara)
Setsunan University (Neyagawa)
St Andrews University (Momoyama Gakuin University) (Izumi)
Taisei Gakuin University (Mihara, Sakai)
Tezukayama Gakuin University (Ōsakasayama, Sakai)
Hankyu Corporation (阪急電鉄株式会社 Hankyū Dentetsu Kabushiki Kaisha) is a Japanese private railway operator that provides commuter and interurban service to the northern Kansai region and is one of major businesses operated by Hankyu Hanshin Holdings, Inc. The railway's main terminal is at Umeda Station in Osaka. The signature color of Hankyu cars is maroon.
The Hankyu network serves 1,950,000 people every weekday and offers several types of express service with no extra charge.
The head offices of Hankyu Hanshin Holdings, Inc. and Hankyu Corporation are at 1-16-1, Shibata, Kita-ku, Osaka; the both companies' registered headquarters are at 1-1, Sakaemachi, Ikeda, Osaka Prefecture.