There are many opportunities to exchange between Chicago and Osaka, and our American and Japanese communities. The following links and resources will provide more information, and our partnership will help you develop the relationships to make your exchange a success.
Official website of the prefectural government in Osaka.
City of Chicago
Official website of the city and government in Chicago.
Japanese Exchange and Teaching Program
The JET Program offers opportunities to teach English to students at a Japanese public or private school or working at a local government organization for at least one year. Experience cultural exhange first-hand, and check out the Japanese Exchange and Teaching Program (JET), which has become one of the largest and well reputed cultural exchange programs in Japan.
TRAVEL & TOURISM - OSAKA AND JAPAN
Site dedicated to visitors in Japan. Includes a "How To" section offering tips for getting around Japan. Links to maps, hotels/inns, articles by topic, events/festivals, tradition and culture, food, and more.
Comprehensive website with content and features on Japan travel, tourism, life and culture, entertainment and more.
Kansai International Airport
Link to Kansai International Airport Website.
Japan Travel Bureau (JTB)
Travel and tour information. Links include: Congresses, Conferences and Symposiums, Events and Exhibitions, Cultural and Nature Tour Planners, Japan Rail Pass, Specialists Serving Asian Travellers.
Travel Guide to Japan
Site includes hotel guide, museums, traditional and pop culture, media, festivals and townpage.
Club Tocoo! Discount Travel | Japanese
Online travel reservation company. Provides access to discounted accommodation, flights, and car rentals
to travelers in Japan.
Japan National Tourist Organization | Japanese
Comprensive tourist guide including travel tips, accommodations, shopping, transportation, maps, weather, and more. News, travel updates, and useful links available.
Japan Travel Info
Presented by the Japan National Tourist Organization, this site offers organized info for tourists in Japan. Transportation, accommodation, visa info, and more. Some sections are specifically designated for the press and for travel agents.
Japanese Hot Springs
Hot Spring index categorized by prefecture. Links and background info on Japanese hot springs.
Travel, accommodation & cultural background information and services for visitors to Japan.
Welcome to Japan
Overview of travel information including airport arrival, accomodation, climate/holidays, dining, tours/culture. Individually maintained.
TRAVEL & TOURISM - CHICAGO
Chicago Transit Authority
CTA serves Chicago and 40 suburbs with its extensive train lines and bus routes. These are helpful visual aids for locating CTA service in specific areas of the city. The System Map has details for the entire CTA system including trains and buses. It also shows some of the Pace bus routes. The train Map shows just the train lines. 1-888-YOURCTA.
Chicago Department of Transportation
Real time traffic information, rules and regulations, and other important information, maps and resources.
Chicago Department of Aviation
Information on all Chicago airports, the Chicago Travel Information Center, forecasts, directions, projects, travel advisories, and more
Interactive Chicago Map
Chicagofs Interactive Mapping tool uses Geographic Information System technology to display roads, ward boundaries, schools, transit, and other points of interest. Customize and zoom to your area of interest.