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Yao City


Yao City is located in the east of central Osaka with a total area of 41.71 square kilometers and a population of 280,000. Yao is famous for its manufacturing sector. It is home to a great number of SMEs which boast state-of-the-art technologies in machine manufacturing and metal processing. Yao ranks No. 10 in Japan in terms of the number of manufacturing facilities.

On 13 September 1986, Jiading District of Shanghai concluded friendship city agreement with Yao. The two sides have conducted exchange of high-level visits and carried out fruitful cooperation in areas like business and trade, health and nursing, education, youth exchange, agriculture, culture and human resource training. Since 1987, Yao City has sent official delegations led by Mayor or Vice Mayor to Jiading almost every year (except 1994, 1998 and 2003). Yao City Assembly has also sent many delegations to Jiading.