The Kansai area, composed of the area surrounding Osaka, Kyoto, Kobe and Nara, has been a major hub of business and commerce since ancient times in Japan. Kansai’s traditional role as a hub of industry continues to this day but modern enterprises have taken their place alongside more traditional crafts.
Some of the major companies that have their headquarters in the Kansai area include, Sharp, Panasonic, Mitsubishi and Kyocera. The Kansai area also is home to a majority of Japan’s high tech solar power and advanced battery industries. On the other hand, traditional crafts and tourism related industries still thrive in the ancient capitals of Kyoto and Nara.
The Kansai area is an ideal place to establish a new business in Japan or for a foreign corporation to enter the Japanese market. If you have any questions about starting a business in Japan, please contact our office for a legal consultation.