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Living and Working in Japan: Tales from an Australian Doing Business in Osaka

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An amended version of a presentation I gave for the 30th Anniversary of the Melbourne-Osaka Sister City Relationship.

An amended version of a presentation I gave for the 30th Anniversary of the Melbourne-Osaka Sister City Relationship.

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  • 1. Living and Working in Japan: Tales from an Australian Doing Business in Osaka Fred Taylor – Trade Development Officer, JETRO Sydney
  • 2. From here, Osaka looks like any other Japanese city.
  • 3. Osaka is different!
  • 4. Osaka is proud of being different. This is best seen in Osaka’s culture, sporting rivalry with Tokyo, and Osakans themselves.
  • 5. Culture Osaka is one of the few cities in the world where a giant crab on a building would be considered commonplace.
  • 6. Sporting Rivalry Osakans are sports fanatics. The Hanshin Tigers, Osaka’s favourite baseball team, are also bitter rivals with Tokyo’s Yomiuri Giants.