Category Archives: Information

Japanese Cool Biz in Full Swing

Those of you familiar with business culture in Japan might have come across the phrase “cool biz”. What does this English-ish phrase mean exactly? Wikipedia has a good article explaining the meaning: cool biz is a campaign to “help reduce … Continue reading

Governor Hashimoto Visits Indonesia

Last week Osaka Prefecture’s Governor Hashimoto visited Jakarta, Indonesia with 21 Japanese companies based in Osaka who are interested in strengthening ties with Indonesia. He along with the companies joined a seminar which detailed the strengths of Osaka and its … Continue reading

Free Advice & Consultation for Foreigners in Osaka

This Sunday, June 26th from 11am to 5pm the Osaka International House Foundation will be holding their annual Information Service Day. The event will include experts who can answer questions on these topics: legal issues human rights immigration labor issues … Continue reading

See the new Umeda

Umeda & Namba: the two “Time Square’s” of Osaka Plans started in 2004 for renovation of Osaka Station in the Umeda district of north Osaka. For those of you unfamiliar with Osaka, Umeda and Namba are both the “hearts” of … Continue reading

Certificate of Company Register Explained

In Japan, a company’s Certificate of Company Register (登記簿謄本) is required for doing such things as opening a company’s bank account and entering into contracts. If any of the items registered in the document change, it is required that you … Continue reading

Hotel Expansion Accelerates in Kyoto

On June 8th the foreign-owned high-class hotel company Ritz Carleton formally announced that it will expand to Kyoto. As one of the three major cities in the Kansai region of Japan (the others being Osaka and Kobe), Kyoto is only … Continue reading

Business Tours of Osaka

We’ll be updating our site soon with information about a new service we will be providing: business tours. Do you want to start a business or expand your business to Osaka, but don’t know where would be idea for you? … Continue reading

Government To Loosen Entry Requirements on Foreign Workers

The government recently formed a plan that will loosen the requirements it has regarding the educational history of students entering the country to work. The plan will give students the status of “Specialist” after graduating from a Japanese technical school, … Continue reading

Raffles Medical to Expand to Osaka

The Nikkei Newspaper reports that Raffles Medical Group will expand to Osaka. The branch will be staffed by English speaking doctors and nurses. Besides foreigners already living in Japan that need medical services in English, RMG plans to cater to … Continue reading

Home Building Boom in Osaka

Right now with the damage in northern Japan and the relocation of many businesses and people, Japan is seeing a huge boom for the construction and building supply industry. Among the main areas contributing to this is Osaka. Besides temporary … Continue reading