Saito Life Science Park >> About Saito LSP >> History

November, 1986

The International Culture Park Plan announced by the Osaka Prefectural Government, and the International Culture Park Council established.

September, 1991

Designated under the New Comprehensive Planning of Osaka Prefecture that "along with providing excellent housing units, a new city will be prepared equipped with futuristic urban functions, with a base for international academic, cultural and life science exchange at its core".

May, 1996

The nickname for International Culture Park (SAITO) is selected.

October, 1998

First phase of the Osaka Monorail Saito (International Culture Park) Line (from Bampaku-kinen Koen "Expo70 Commemoration Park" to Handai Byoin-mae) opened. Housing and Urban Development Corporation authorized to make revision of the International Culture Park Special Land Readjustment Plans.

August, 2001

Provisional substitute land designated at certain sections of the developed area."The development of an international life sciences hub in northern Osaka area (Saito)" is designated as an urban regeneration project.

April, 2003

Start the sales promotion of the residential site. "The Saito Bio-Medical Cluster Development Special Zone" receives authorization.

April, 2004

Opening of the part of western area in the metropolis.

April, 2005

Selected as models for measures against global warming and urban heat island effects by the Urban Renaissance Headquarters of the Japanese Cabinet Secretariat.

March, 2007

Osaka Monorail Saito Line from Handai-byoin-mae to Saito-nishi opened. Saito Western Area had its grand opening.