The "City of Manufacturing" - Higashi Osaka
Higashi Osaka is known as a leading city of industry in Japan.It is home in particular to smaller and medium-size companies whose focus is manufacturing with advanced technology. With more than 8000 factories, it has the highest manufacturing density in the nation (based on industrially usable land).
Wiredrawing, rivets, production tools and other local traditional industries have expanded to create a high-density industrial complex including small and medium-size companies specializing in industries such as metals, machinery, electronics and plastics. Though about 80% of these companies have less than 20 employees, a strong focus on new product and technology development keeps Higashi Osaka at the forefront of industry. The advanced technologies and development capacity of this area are well known, garnering trust from around Japan as well as around the globe.