About

“Osaka Kobe Life Magazine”

People and community reflects the heart and soul of a city

The old will want to keep tradition and the youth wants to change their future

Osaka City 大阪市 and Kobe 神戸市 are growing in popularity with both Japanese and non-Japanese

More foreign visitors are coming and Japanese from other prefectures are relocating here for work opportunities and access to more facilities

Osaka City 大阪市 is the capital city of Osaka prefecture and the current population within the city itself is about 2.6 million (end 2018)

Kobe City 神戸市 is the capital city of Hyōgo Prefecture and the current population within the city itself is about 1.5 million (end 2018)

I think of Osaka and Kobe as the melting-pot for next generation

Japan as a nation is noted for ageing population, deep in traditions and their own young generation is shrinking.

Many Japanese have moved oversea but a lot more will be staying.

Kobe was historical ground for foreigners and will continue to have that foreigners appeal.

Osaka is the opposite of Tokyo with regards to spending habits, so you will find cheaper bargains here. Good news for big fans of 100-yen and low price shopping.

Osaka is also a stark contrast to the deep traditions of Kyoto. Kimonos out in the streets of Kyoto are normality but a rarity in Osaka.

Japan is at a cross-road with regards to her own traditions.

For next generation Japanese who wants to ditch Galápagos syndrome ガラパゴス化, Osaka and Kobe provides ample opportunities to do things differently and most importantly at lower cost. Good news for people who like to cut cost and save monies.

The content of this digital magazine is intended to be a lifestyle magazine

The design and layout will be catering to increasing users of smartphones and tablets, thus the minimal presentation with more photography and lots of hyper-links embedded.

Ideas and concept that will drive the contents are as follows –

Popular local business that are continuing

New enterprises that needed exposure

What and where people eat and find entertainment

Housing and accommodations

Young enterprising personalities are sort out and featured

What to expect from the next generation

People and community reflects the heart and soul of a city

 

Best regards

David  Z (Editor-in-Chief)