Yodogawa-ku, Osaka

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Location of Yodogawa-ku in Osaka City
Osaka headquarters of Nissin Foods

Yodogawa (淀川区 Yodogawa-ku?) is one of 24 wards of Osaka, Japan. It is located in the north of the city.

Economy[edit]

Nissin Foods has its corporate headquarters in Yodogawa-ku.[1][2] The company moved to its current headquarters in 1977, when the construction of the building was completed.[3]

Transport[edit]

Railway stations in the ward include: Shin-Ōsaka Station (New Osaka Station), the terminus of the Tōkaidō Shinkansen which runs to Tokyo and the Sanyō Shinkansen which links to Fukuoka.

Landmarks[edit]

Jūsō area typifies the unique culture of Osaka.

Education[edit]

Schools in the ward include Kitano High School.

Politics[edit]

In 2013, Yodogawa-ku, Osaka became the first Japanese government area to pass a resolution officiating support for LGBT inclusion, including mandating LGBT sensitivity training for ward staff.[4][5][6][7]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Nissin Food group net profit up 6.6% in 1st half." Japan Weekly Monitor. November 12, 2001. Retrieved on March 5, 2010. "On an unconsolidated basis, the Osaka-based firm recorded a 194.4% jump to 5.46."
  2. ^ "Company Profile." Nissin Foods. Retrieved on March 5, 2010.
  3. ^ "History." Nissin Foods Germany. Retrieved on March 5, 2010.
  4. ^ Preston Phro (September 6, 2013). "Osaka ward first governmental body in Japan to officially declare support for LGBT community". RocketNews24. 
  5. ^ Nikkei (September 2, 2013). "大阪市淀川区がLGBT支援宣言 (Yodogawa-ku passes LGBT support declaration)". GladXX. 
  6. ^ Andrew Potts (September 11, 2013). "Osaka district becomes first Japanese government area to support LGBT inclusion". Gay Star News. 
  7. ^ "Yodogawa ward office LGBT support declaration". Yodogawa-ku Municipal website. 1 September 2013. 

External links[edit]

Media related to Yodogawa-ku, Osaka at Wikimedia Commons

Coordinates: 34°43′16″N 135°29′12″E / 34.72111°N 135.48667°E / 34.72111; 135.48667