Vital Economic Centre Leading Technology and Innovation
Essential Part of Japanese Economy
Top ranked companies headquartered in Kansai
- Nippon Life Insurance Company
- Panasonic Corporation
- Itochu Corporation
- Sumitomo Life Insurance Company
- Kansai Electric Power Company
- Daiwa House Industry
- Sumitomo Electric Industries
- Panasonic Corporation
- Sharp Corporation
Close economic ties with Asian countries
60% of the trades in Osaka, Kansai are to and from Asian countries.
Vibrant region full of entrepreneurial spirit
The spirit has borne many unique ideas and inventions, which have had great, long-lasting benefit to society.
It embodies the long-held belief in the commerce of Kansai, in which business benefits not only the seller and the buyer, but society as a whole.
“Kansai can produce everything.”
Kansai is home to hundreds of thousands of global SMEs in a variety of sectors.
Centre of Advanced Technology
Many institutes make Osaka, Kansai recognised globally as a hub for various types of advanced technology.
Japan has successfully hosted five Expos in the past 50 years and has left significant legacies, which are a great source of pride for the country and support from the international community.
For example, Expo 1970 Osaka welcomed more than 64.2 million visitors, which held the record for the largest number of visitors for decades.
Japan enjoys world-leading experience and expertise, making it capable of implementing unprecedented initiatives. Thanks to this, Japan guarantees to bring forward new ideas for the generations to come.
Easy Access from the World and Gateway to Asia
Gateway to Asia with world-class sea ports and airports – 1,300 international flights every week
A Top Trending Global Destination
Among tourist destinations in Japan, the proportion of Asian visitors is the highest in Osaka, Kansai. The New York Times selected Osaka as one of the “52 Places to Go” in 2017.
Expo 2025 Osaka, Kansai is expecting a large number of Asian visitors, giving participating countries opportunities to appeal to them.
Unique Sites in Kansai
Easy Access to Major Tourist Destinations
With a highly advanced network of roads and public transportation, the centre of Osaka is connected with Kyoto and Nara within only 30 minutes. Both cities are ancient capitals of Japan with an abundance of national treasures.
EXPLORE OSAKA CITY
With over 400 years of history,Osaka Castle is a beloved symbol of the city. Locals and visitors alike are drawn to the contrast formed by the traditional castle framed against modern buildings.
A Thriving Shopping Arcade
Welcoming guests from all over the world with warmth and vitality is Osaka's Shopping Arcade. Various cultural delicacies are available at reasonable prices.
Osaka flourished through its history of being a merchant hub. Many international and local enterprises are located in Osaka, and it is said
" there is nothing that cannot be made in Osaka."
With many rivers running throughout the city, and supported by numerous forms of water transport, Osaka is also known as the Aqua Metropolis. Nakanoshima Island is a beautiful island right in the heart of Osaka.
A city that has been at the heart of Japanese politics and culture for generations. Having the deepest impact on Japanese culture, Kyoto attracts enthusiasts from all over the world.
Bordering Kyoto, Nara has a long history of being the centre of politics and culture of Japan. To this day, Nara continues to offer the chance to enjoy the history of Japan's culture.
Rich Cultural Experience and Warm Hospitality
Friendly Locals Welcoming Guests from around the World
The people of Osaka are known for their passion and friendliness. They are hospitable, open-minded and talkative to guests from around the world. They also hold the region’s tradition and customs dear.
Japanese Cuisine Capital
Osaka, Kansai has more than 200 Michelin Star awarded restaurants. Not only sophisticated Japanese dishes drawing on seasonal ingredients, but also delicious, affordable foods are available in abundance.
Excellent Accommodations and World-Famous Hospitality
Visitors, staff and family members of participating countries can enjoy warm hospitality and traditional Japanese culture.