Nishi-ku, Osaka

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Location of Nishi-ku in Osaka City

Nishi (西区, Nishi-ku) is one of 24 wards of Osaka, Japan. It is in the west of central Osaka ("Nishi" means "west"), and is generally flat. 80% of the area was destroyed by bombing in World War II, and was not regenerated until the mid-1960s.[1]

Governments and International organizations[edit]

Local government



Several companies have their headquarters in the ward: Toyo Tire & Rubber Company in the Edobori area[3] and NTN Corporation in the Kyomachibori area.[4] Konica Minolta has its Osaka office in the ward.[5]

Several airlines have offices in Nishi-ku, among them:

Diplomatic missions[edit]

The Consulate-General of the People's Republic of China in Osaka is located in Nishi-ku.[11]


Osaka YMCA International High School is located in Nishi-ku.[12]


  1. ^ Nishi Ward Official Website - "Ward Overview", retrieved 10 September 2007 (dead link now )
  2. ^ "Archived copy". Archived from the original on September 23, 2008. Retrieved January 16, 2009.CS1 maint: Archived copy as title (link)
  3. ^ "Corporate Data." Toyo Tire & Rubber Company. Retrieved on February 27, 2015.
  4. ^ "Company Outline." NTN Corporation. Retrieved on March 6, 2015.
  5. ^ "Company Overview." Konica Minolta. Retrieved on May 12, 2009.
  6. ^ "Contact China Southern Airlines." China Southern Airlines United States. Retrieved on October 20, 2012. "SHINANOBASHI MLTSUI [sic] BLDG 1F.1--11-7 UTSUBOHOMMACHI NISHI-KU,OSAKA,JAPAN 550-0004"
  7. ^ "会社概要." China Southern Airlines Japan. Retrieved on October 20, 2012. "〒550-0004 大阪府大阪市西区靱本町1-11-7 信濃橋三井ビル1F"
  8. ^ "Service locations." China Eastern Airlines. Retrieved on October 20, 2012. "Higobashi Lucent Bldg. 1F, 1-6-2, Kyomachibori, Nishi-ku, Osaka-shi, Osaka, Japan 550-0003"
  9. ^ "日本国内." China Eastern Airlines. Retrieved on October 20, 2012. "〒550-0003 大阪市西区京町堀1-6-2 肥後橋ルーセントビル"
  10. ^ "Contact Us." Hainan Airlines. Retrieved on July 22, 2011. "Century Bldg5F 1-4-16 Kyomachibori Nishi-Ku, Osaka, Japan"
  11. ^ "List of Consulates in Kansai Area Archived September 23, 2008, at the Wayback Machine." Creation Core Higashi Osaka. Retrieved on January 15, 2009.
  12. ^ "Home" (English). Osaka YMCA International High School. Retrieved on November 3, 2015. "Osaka YMCA International High School 550-0001 1-5-6 Tosabori Nishi-ku Osaka City, Osaka Japan"

External links[edit]

Media related to Nishi-ku, Osaka at Wikimedia Commons

Coordinates: 34°40′35″N 135°29′10″E / 34.67639°N 135.48611°E / 34.67639; 135.48611