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Country  Japan
Population  509,533 (2010)
Area  61.81 km2
Region  Kansai
Mayor  Junzo Nagao
Colleges and Universities  Kindai University, Osaka University of Commerce, Osaka Shoin Womens University, Higashiosaka College

Higashiōsaka (東大阪市, Higashiōsaka-shi, literally "East Osaka") is a city located in Osaka Prefecture, Japan. The city is known as one of the industrial cities of Japan and "the rugby football town".


Map of Higashiōsaka

As of August 1, 2011, the city has an estimated population of 509,230 and a population density of 8,200 persons per km². The total area is 61.81 km².


The city was founded on February 1, 1967, by a merger of three cities, Fuse (布施), Kawachi (河内) and Hiraoka (枚岡), in eastern Osaka Prefecture.


  • West Japan Railway Company
  • Katamachi Line (Gakkentoshi Line) Tokuan Station - Kōnoikeshinden Station
  • Osaka Higashi Line - Takaida-Chūō Station - JR Kawachi-Eiwa Station - JR Shuntokumichi Station - JR Nagase Station
  • Kintetsu Railway
  • Nara Line Fuse Station - Kawachi-Eiwa Station - Kawachi-Kosaka Station - Yaenosato Station - Wakae-Iwata Station - Kawachi-Hanazono Station - Higashi-Hanazono Station - Hyōtan-yama Station - Hiraoka Station - Nukata Station - Ishikiri Station
  • Osaka Line Fuse Station - Shuntokumichi Station - Nagase Station - Mito Station
  • Keihanna Line (Nagata Station) - Aramoto Station - Yoshita Station - Shin-Ishikiri Station
  • Osaka Municipal Subway
  • Chūō Line Takaida Station - Nagata Station
  • Roads

  • Expressways
  • Kinki Expressway Higashiosaka-kita Interchange - Higashiosaka Parking Area - Higashiosaka-minami Interchange
  • Hanshin Expressway Higashiosaka Route (13)
  • Daini Hanna Toll Road
  • Shigi Ikoma Skyline [1]
  • Route 170
  • Route 308
  • Economy

    Yamamoto Kogaku, an eyewear manufacturer, known for its brand Swans, is headquartered in the city.


    Higashiōsaka is governed by mayor Junzō Nagao. The city assembly is dominated by the Liberal Democratic Party (Conservative party in Japan).


  • Higashiōsaka city assembly election, 2007
  • Higashiōsaka mayoral election, 2006
  • Higashiosaka by-election, 2006
  • Education

    Prefectural senior high schools:

  • Osaka Prefectural Fuse High School (大阪府立布施高等学校)
  • Osaka Prefectural Hanazono Senior High School (大阪府立花園高等学校)
  • Midori Seiho Senior High School (大阪府立みどり清朋高等学校)
  • Kawachino High School (大阪府立かわち野高等学校)
  • Osaka Prefectural Hiraoka Shofu High School (大阪府立枚岡樟風高等学校)
  • Fuse Kita High School (大阪府立布施北高等学校)
  • Joto Technology High School (大阪府立城東工科高等学校)
  • Fuse Technology High School (大阪府立布施工科高等学校)
  • Municipal senior high schools:

  • 東大阪市立日新高等学校
  • Other senior high schools:

  • 近畿大学附属高等学校
  • 大阪商業大学高等学校
  • 樟蔭高等学校
  • 樟蔭東高等学校
  • 東大阪大学敬愛高等学校
  • North Korea-aligned Korean international schools:

  • Osaka Korean High School
  • Higashi Osaka Korean Elementary School (東大阪朝鮮初級学校)
  • Sister cities

  • borough Mitte in Berlin, Germany (since 1959)
  • Glendale, California, United States
  • References

    Higashiōsaka Wikipedia

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