Hirakata is a small city in northwestern Osaka Prefecture. It is notable for its crysanthemum festival and for being close to three major Kansai cities, Kyoto, Osaka, and Nara. It is also home to Hirakata park, a minor (but well advertised on the Keihan line) amusement park in the Osaka area.
Kansai Medical University has four affiliated hospitals Hirakata Hospital, which use the most advanced equipment in Japan, Takii Hospital, Kori Hospital (opened in July 2010), and Temmabashi General Clinic, former OMM Medical Center which was merged with Kansai Medical University in April 2012. These core hospitals, located along the Keihan Railway Line, offer state-of-the-art medical treatment and preventative medicine and contribute to community health throughout northeastern Osaka.
We don't accept SCORE students.
You will get one meal a day at the hospital. You are responsible for all other meals of the day yourself. Your contact person will give you money for your one meal a day.
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Osaka is a designated city in the Kansai region of Japan. It is the capital city of Osaka Prefecture and the largest component of the Keihanshin Metropolitan Area, the second largest metropolitan area in Japan and among the largest in the world with nearly 19 million inhabitants. Situated at the mouth of the Yodo River on Osaka Bay, Osaka is Japan's third largest city by population after the Tokyo 23 wards and Yokohama, and serves as a major economic hub. Historically a merchant city, Osaka has also been known as the "nation's kitchen" and served as a center for the rice trade during the Edo period.