Duties and Responsibilities of Divisions and Departments

 The following is the organizational structure of the Economic Strategy Bureau:

Division Department Duties and Responsibilities
Planning and General Affairs Division General Affairs Department ・Managing personnel, accounting, procurement and administration
・Supporting Osaka City University
Planning Department ・Managing comprehensive planning and research related to economic strategy and publicizing information about the Bureau’s operations
Facilities Maintenance Department ・Inspecting, planning, and renovating to conserve bureau facilities
・Inspecting, designing layouts and constructing electro-mechanical equipment for bureau facilities
Tourism Division Tourism Department ・Comprehensive planning, researching, and coordinating tourism policies
・Carrying out projects related to tourism promotion
・Comprehensive planning, researching and promoting events that improve the attractiveness of Osaka Castle, Tennoji Park and Zoo Area
・Analyzing the history of Osaka Castle and curating historical items such as samurai swords and armor originating from the Toyotomi Period
・Planning and promoting events that boost the city's urban appeal
・Planning and promoting events that boost the appeal of the waterfront
Cultural Affairs Division Cultural Affairs Department ・Spreading and enhancing citizen culture
・Promoting art and entertainment
・Implementing the Children’s Book Forest (tentative name) in Nakanoshima
・Planning and managing museum facilities
・Selecting museum management offices that are eligible to become local independent administrative offices
・Planning and developing new modern art museums
Sports Division Sports Department ・Conducting comprehensive planning and research of sports-related measures, as well as associated communication and coordination
・Hosting sports events and promoting citizen interaction with top athletes
・Hosting sports events
・Managing sports facilities
・Managing the Osaka Marathon
Business and International Promotion Division Business Promotion Department ・Promoting business establishments and investments
・Promoting Special Zones
Global Innovation Department ・Conducting research, planning and coordinating science and technology promotion measures
・Creating and implementing programs in growth fields
International Affairs Department ・Planning internationalization measures and fostering economic exchanges
・Promoting inter-city level exchanges
G20 Osaka Summit Cooperation Office ・Coordinating Osaka's hosting of the G20 Summit
World Expo Bid Promotion Office ・Promoting Osaka's bid to host the International Exposition
Industrial Promotion Division Industrial Promotion Department ・Promoting industry
・Overseeing the management of facilities under its jurisdiction
・Promoting commerce
・Facilitating implementation of the Act on the Measures by Large-Scale Retail Stores for Preservation of Living Environment
・Promoting urban agriculture
SME Business Support Department ・Supporting SME business development and business startups
・Providing financial counseling and managing public low interest loan programs for SMEs
Weights and Measures Inspection Office ・Inspecting measuring instruments, providing guidance, and conducting on-site inspections for measurement techniques