OSAKA — A report issued Friday by the city of Osaka advocates turning Maishima, a man-made island off Osaka that was the centerpiece of the city’s failed bid for the 2008 Olympic Games, into a business, academic and recreation center.

Under the plan, about 20 hectares of the 220-hectare island would be set aside for the construction of warehouses. The city hopes to attract other businesses to occupy the rest of the land.

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