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Transmission of Information Overseas via the Kansai Consular Forum

Last update:March 22, 2024

 What is the “Kansai Consular Forum”?

METI Kansai established the “Kansai Consular Forum” in November 2008 in collaboration with the Ministry of Foreign Affairs Osaka Liaison Office ; Kinki Regional Agricultural Administration Office, Ministry of Agriculture, Forestry and Fisheries ; Kansai Regional Development Bureau, Ministry of Land, Infrastructure, Transport and Tourism ; Kansai District Transport Bureau, Ministry of Land,  Infrastructure, Transport and Tourism ; and Kansai Economic Federation (Kankeiren).

The Kansai Consular Forum has been organizing “meetings” and “Kansai tours,” primarily targeting consulate generals and overseas economic organizations.

The Kansai Consular Forum aims to promote the “Kansai brand” associated with industries, tourism, food, agriculture, the urban infrastructure, etc. in the Kansai area around the world, through consulate generals and overseas economic organizations, while taking advantage of the fact that a number of consulate generals are located in the Kansai area.  Further, it also aims to attract visitors from overseas to the area, promote economic exchanges and create business opportunities with overseas companies.

 

 Outline of Activities

“Meetings”

In our meetings, consulate generals and overseas economic organizations based in the Kansai area, and national organizations get together to exchange information and opinions and also to understand the needs of overseas businesses, organizations, etc.


16th Meeting of the Kansai Consular Forum(Thursday, March 14, 2024  Osaka City Central Public Hall)

Main theme :  Toward Expo 2025 Osaka, Kansai, Japan

■Presentation

"Expo 2025 Osaka, Kansai, Japan Progress Update " Material
    -KOBAYASHI Koji, Director General of Public Relations and Promotion Bureaul, Japan Association for the 2025 World Exposition


“Enjoy endless discovery in Osaka and Kansai during EXPO2025” Material
    -NOBUTANI Kazushige, Director-General, Kansai Bureau of Economy, Trade and Industry, METI

 

“Promotion of the appeal of Kansai's Food Culture and Agriculture, Forestry, and Fisheries Industries;agricultural, mountain and fishing villages” Material
     -ANDOU Takashi, Director-General, Kinki Regional Agricultural Administration Office, Ministry of Agriculture, Forestry and Fisheries(MAFF)

 

"Infrastructure Development for the Expo 2025 Osaka, Kansai, Japan, and Creating Vibrancy around the Expo" Material
     -KENZAKA Shigenori, Director-General, Kinki Regional Development Bureau, Ministry of Land, Infrastructure, Transport and Tourism(MLIT)

 

"Tourism Policy in the Kansai Region for Expo 2025 Osaka, Kansai, Japan" Material
    -HIKASA Yasaburo, Director-General, Kansai District Transport and Tourism Bureau, Ministry of Land, Infrastructure, Transport and Tourism(MLIT)

 

"Expectations for EXPO 2025 Osaka Kansai" Material
    -NOJIMA Manabu, Director & Deputy Secretary General, Kansai Economic Federation (KANKEIREN)

■Opinion exchanges

■General summary  -HIMENO Tsutomu, Representative of the Government of Japan/Ambassador in charge of Kansai, Ministry of Foreign Affairs(MOFA)

 

 

The 16th Meeting

The 16th Meeting

   

 

Please refer to the meetings held in the past from here

 

 

“Kansai tours”

The Kansai Consular Forum holds tours to introduce world-class research institutes, corporations, cultural facilities, urban infrastructure, etc. in the Kansai area to the consulate generals and overseas economic organizations based in the Kansai area.

30th Kansai Tour (Friday, November 29, 2019)

Destinations   : Osaka Heavy Ion Therapy Center [English]   (Osaka-city,Osaka Prefecture)

    

The 30th Kansai Tour

 

29th Kansai Tour (Friday, October 18, 2019)

Destinations   : Sawai Ranch Co., Ltd. (The Second ranch)    (Ryuo-cho, Shiga Prefecture)
                        Kyoto Wazukaso  [English]                           (Wazuka-cho, Kyoto Prefecture)
                        Naniwa Flower Auction Co., Ltd.                   (Osaka-city,Osaka Prefecture)

Sawai Ranch Co., Ltd. (The Second ranch)   Kyoto Wazukaso  Naniwa Flower Auction Co., Ltd.

The 29th Kansai Tour


                       

28th Kansai Tour (Wednesday, December 12, 2018)

Destinations   : Hanazono Rugby Stadium    (Higashiosaka City, Osaka Prefecture)
                        Osaka Kosakusho Co., Ltd.   (Higashiosaka City, Osaka Prefecture)

Hanazono Rugby Stadium Osaka Kosakusho Co., Ltd.

The 28th Kansai Tour

27th Kansai Tour (Wednesday, July 4, 2018)

Destinations   : Kinki Plant, Sekisui Heim Industry Co., Ltd.(Nara City, Nara Prefecture)

集合写真 スマイルサロンでの説明

The 27th Kansai Tour

 

26th Kansai Tour (Tuesday, October 17, 2017)

Destinations   :NARA Agriculture and Food International College (Sakurai City, Nara Prefecture)

        MIWA YAMAMOTO CO., LTD. (Sakurai City, Nara Prefecture)

        Asuka Guest House [English] (Asuka-mura, Takaichi-gun, Nara Prefecture)

NAFIC ASUKADERA

The 26th Kansai Tour

25th Kansai Tour (Wednesday, July 5, 2017)

Destinations    : The Energy Technology Center, Osaka Gas Co.,Ltd. [English] (Osaka City)

                     : The Lightning Technology Center, Otowa Electric Co.,Ltd. [English] (Amagasaki City)

osakagas otowadenki

The 25th Kansai Tour

24th Kansai Tour (Thursday, May 25, 2017)

Destinations   :Hyogo Works, Kawasaki Heavy Industries, Ltd. [English] (Kobe City)

kawasaki   syuuugou

Hyogo Works / The 24th Kansai Tour

Please refer to the tours held in the past from here

 

 

Contact Information

Ministry of Economy, Trade and Industry, Kansai Bureau
International Affairs Division
Address: 1-5-44 Otemae, Chuo-ku, Osaka, 540-8535
Phone:+81-6-6966-6031
Fax : +81-6-6966-6087
E-Mail:bzl-kin-kokusaiinfo@meti.go.jpMail (mail client will launch)