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Osaka, Japan

LOCATION

Official Website:
http://www.city.osaka.jp/

Population:
2,624,129 (2003)

COMPANY HEADQUARTERS

CompanyFounded
Nissin Food Products
1958
Minolta
1928
Matsushita
1918
Takeda Pharmaceutical
1781

BIRTHS

NameOccupationBirthDeathKnown for
Leo Esaki
Physicist
12-Mar-1925   Electron tunneling
Toshihiko Fukui
Government
7-Sep-1935   Governor of the Bank of Japan
Yasunari Kawabata
Author
11-Jun-1899 16-Apr-1972 The Masters of Go
Hwang Jang Lee
Actor
13-Dec-1944   Drunken Master
Takashi Miike
Film Director
24-Aug-1960   Ichi the Killer
Lee Myung-Bak
Head of State
19-Dec-1941   President of South Korea, 2008-13
Kenzo Tange
Architect
4-Sep-1913 22-Mar-2005 Designed Peace Memorial Park in Hiroshima
Isuzu Yamada
Actor
5-Feb-1917 9-Jul-2012 Yojimbo

DEATHS

NameOccupationBirthDeathKnown for
Matsuo Basho
Poet
1644 12-Oct-1694 Haiku master
Konosuke Matsushita
Business
27-Nov-1894 27-Apr-1989 Founder of Matsushita Electric Industrial Co.



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