A wellspring of history, innovation

Jun 25, 2019

A wellspring of history, innovation

Boasting flourishing industries and a plethora of sights steeped in rich history, the Kansai region has long been a political, cultural and commercial center of Japan. Located in the western part of Japan, Kansai consists of eight prefectures — Osaka, Kyoto, Nara, Wakayama, Hyogo, Shiga, ...

A role in shaping the future

Jun 25, 2019

A role in shaping the future

by Hirofumi Yoshimura

Firstly, we are delighted to be able to host the G20 Summit in Osaka. We would also like to extend our warmest welcome to everyone visiting Osaka Prefecture. It is a great honor to have leaders from countries and organizations throughout the world gather ...

Jun 25, 2019

Global spotlight on Kansai

The Kansai region is expected to continue garnering attention in coming months and years as a string of major international events takes place in the area through 2025. One high-profile event on the calendar is the 2019 Rugby World Cup, which will be held in ...

Region rich in cultural assets

Jun 25, 2019

Region rich in cultural assets

The Kansai region, not only renowned as home to Japan's ancient capital, but still considered a major economic and cultural center today, boasts many cultural assets. Among all of UNESCO's World Heritage sites in Japan, Himeji Castle in Hyogo Prefecture was one of the first ...