Monday, June 7, 2010

Woody Woodpecker in Osaka, Japan

Special of Woody Woodpecker Part 51. Woody Woodpecker is at Osaka in Japan. Osaka is a city in the Kansai region of Japan's main island of Honshū, the designated city under the Local Autonomy Law, the capital city of Osaka Prefecture and also the heart of Greater Osaka Area. Located at the mouth of the Yodo River on Osaka Bay. Osaka is the third largest city by population after Tokyo and Yokohama. For reference, Greater Osaka Area is the second largest area in Japan by population and one of largest metropolitan areas highly ranked in the world, with nearly 18 million people, and by GDP, the second largest area in Japan and the seventh largest area in the world. Historically the commercial capital 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 has traditionally been referred to as the "nation's kitchen" (天�9の台�0�, tenka no daidokoro?), or the Mecca of gourmet food. Some of the earliest signs of habitation in the area of Osaka were found at the Morinomiya remains (森の宮遺跡, Morinomiya iseki?), with its shell mounds, including sea oysters and buried human skeletons from the 5th--6th centuries BC. It is believed that what is today the Uehonmachi area consisted ...
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