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The port of Osaka: From ancient times to today TOWAO SAKAEHARA

From ancient times to the sixteenth century, Nara and Kyoto formed the Japanese capital. These two cities were then the country’s political, economic, transport and cultural centers. The capital was subsequently transferred to Edo, or Tokyo as we know it today, and remained there until this day. The fortunes of the city and of the port of Osaka have strongly been influenced by the transfer of the capital.