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Doing Business in Japan


Doing Business in Japan

Kansai is capturing both Japan's and the world's attention.

Located in the center of Japan, the Kansai region is at the heart of national and international industrial transportation and telecommunication.

The region, which covers an area with a radius of approximately 150 km (95 miles), has a richly varied topography. Kansai includes ten prefectures; Fukui, Mie, Shiga, Kyoto, Osaka, Hyogo, Nara, Wakayama, Tokushima and Tottori.

It is also embedded with well-known major cities with unique characteristics such as Osaka, Kyoto and Kobe.

Kansai occupies 11.8% of Japan's land area, and generates 18.7% of its GDP.

The fundamental fact that Japan is a politically stable and industrial dispute-free developed country gives an advantage in providing a business-friendly environment.

In the context of structural reform and deregulation in Japan, the region, with its 24 million people and multifaceted characteristics, actively plays a key role in Japanese economy.


Kansai Economic Federation (Kankeiren)
The website of the Kansai Economic Federation publishes an
Economic Indicators Report (monthly) and an introduction to the Kansai Economy (yearly)

Prefecture of Osaka
Introduction of Osaka's economic features
Chamber of Commerce and Industry of Osaka:
Scale of Osaka Economy

Custom of Osaka
Statistics on Import/Export (japanese only)

Prefecture of Hyogo
About Hyogo Prefecture

Prefecture of Kyoto
About Kyoto Prefecture

City of Osaka
About Osaka City

City of Kobe
About Kobe City

City of Kyoto
About Kyoto City