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18 avril 2014 5 18 /04 /avril /2014 15:52

From the Traditional City to the Modern City: Based on Studies of Urban Regional Societies in 19th Century Osaka


Explanatory Note

This manuscript, From the Traditional City to the Modern City, is based on a report made by the author at the “Nicchūu Ryōgoku no Dentō Toshi to Shimin Seikatsu ‘Traditional Cities of Japan and China, and the Lives of their Urban Residents’” Symposium co-hosted by Shanghai Normal University’s Chūgoku Kindai Shakai Kenkyū Center (Research Center for Modern Chinese Society) and the Graduate School of Literature and Human Sciences at Osaka City University. The symposium was held at Shanghai Normal University on September 25th, 2010. The report has been partly modified for publication in this journal.

A Comparative Analysis of Changes in the Characteristics of Urban Residents in Tokyo and Osaka, 1995-2005



This study aims to grasp the trends in the characteristics of the residents of Japan’s two major cities – Tokyo and Osaka – using the approach of geodemographics, which is expected to play a key role in future urban research. In addition, based on the relative situations of the two cities from 1995 to 2005, this paper examines how the characteristics of the residents have changed in conjunction with the population recovery in urban areas, and, from a comparative viewpoint, the direction of changes in the two cities and the disparities between them will be considered.

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