Useful city information for Osaka:

Country Japan
Capital City Tokyo
Voltage/Frequency 100V/110V, 50/60Hz (depends on prefecture)
Currency Japanese Yen (JPY)
Country Population 127,579,145
GDP per Capita $36,100
British Embassy/Consulate +81661205600
American Embassy/Consulate +81663155900


Electrical connections

Osaka Airport travel information:

City Airport(s) (Osaka) Kansai International Airport (KIX)
Distance from Airport to city 50km (31mls)
Approx time/cost by Bus 45mins / JPY 400
Approx time/cost by Taxi 30mins / JPY 15,000
Approx time/cost by Train 30mins / JPY 1,400
Approx time/cost by Underground-Metro Not available

Business Etiquette Guidance and Tips

  1. Punctuality is important. Arrive on time for meetings and expect your Japanese colleagues will do the same.
  2. Always give a small gift, as a token of your esteem, and present it to the most senior person at the end of the meeting.
  3. They have a difficult time saying ‘no’, so you must be vigilant at observing their non-verbal communication.
  4. Business cards are exchanged constantly and with great ceremony.
  5. Invest in quality cards and keep them in pristine condition.
  6. It is wise to have one side of your business card translated into Japanese and present the card with the Japanese side facing the recipient.
  7. Business cards are given and received with two hands and a slight bow.
  8. During a meeting, place the business cards on the table in front of you in the order people are seated.

6 Day Weather Forecast For Osaka

Public Holidays 2015:

Total Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec
(15) 1,12 11 21 29 3,4, 5 - 20 - 21,22 12 3,23 23

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