Population 16,800,000 (UA)
It is known that humans have inhabited what is now called Osaka since more than 10,000 years ago. Around the 5th century A. D., continental culture was introduced to Japan via the Korean Peninsula, and Osaka became the center of politics and culture of Japan. In the 7th century, the first capital of Japan, modeled after the capital of China, was established in Osaka.
Keihanshin is the second largest metropolitan area in Japan by population and one of the largest metropolitan areas highly ranked 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.
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.
Pray for God to continue to unite the churches to reach the lost in this city.
Pray for more people to join the ongoing works among the homeless.
Pray for students to come to know the Lord through the ministry on university campuses.