What does osaka mean?

Definitions for osakaoʊˈsɑ kə, ˌoʊ sɑˈkɑ

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. Osaka(noun)

    port city on southern Honshu on Osaka Bay; a commercial and industrial center of Japan


  1. Osaka(ProperNoun)

    a city in Honshu016B, Japan.

  2. Osaka(ProperNoun)

    a prefecture, Japan.


  1. Osaka

    Osaka is a city in the Kansai region of Japan's main island of Honshu, a designated city under the Local Autonomy Law, the capital city of Osaka Prefecture and also the largest part of the Keihanshin metropolis, which comprises three major cities of Japan, Kyoto, Osaka and Kobe. Located at the mouth of the Yodo River on Osaka Bay, Osaka is Japan's third largest city by population after Tokyo and Yokohama. Keihanshin is the second largest metropolitan area in Japan by population and one of the largest metropolitan areas highly ranked in the world, with nearly 19 million people, and by GDP the second largest area in Japan and the seventh largest area in the world. Historically the commercial center of Japan, Osaka functions as one of the command centers for the Japanese economy. The ratio between daytime and night time population is 141%, the highest in Japan, highlighting its status as an economic center. Its nighttime population is 2.6 million, the third in the country, but in daytime the population surges to 3.7 million, second only after Tokyo. Osaka used to be referred to as the "nation's kitchen" in feudal Edo period because it was the centre of trading for rice, creating the first modern futures exchange market in the world.


  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of osaka in Chaldean Numerology is: 5

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of osaka in Pythagorean Numerology is: 2

Sample Sentences & Example Usage

  1. Yasutaka Inoue:

    When a big office tower is built in Osaka's city centre, new tenants move in from the same area, not from outside Osaka.

  2. Shigeru Kaneko:

    I remember riding the train in Osaka and on the window was a sign that read: 'Be careful of cutting your finger,' i thought maybe there were a lot of gangs in Kansai.

  3. Teruko Nishiguchi:

    At the office, my Osaka (Kansai) colleague made fun of another colleague from Chiba (Kanto) who is bald, he joked, 'Where is your hair? So bald!' and that shocked the bald guy.

  4. Matsumoto Seiko:

    When I was younger, I was working in Osaka, my accent from the countryside made me very self-conscious and shy, but since my hometown has been registered as a UNESCO World Heritage Site, I'm so proud to introduce it to others.

  5. John Coates:

    (The IOC) has come out and specifically said that we should make the maximum use of existing facilities, and that, so far as I am concerned, overrides the 8km philosophy which we had as part of the bid, We have suggested to the organizing committee that for the preliminaries for basketball, just as for football, they may care to look at cities like Osaka that might have large venues.

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