Doing Business in Kansai and Osaka

Japan’s historic Kansai region is staging a comeback. We look at how innovation in Osaka, Kobe and Kyoto is shaping the whole country’s future. Plus: a floating medical tech hub, plans for a billion-dollar casino, and a jumper made from one single thread

G20 and World Expo put focus on region with an economy bigger than Switzerland’s

An island of innovation in Kansai’s port city sets an example for the rest of Japan

Japanese electronics stalwart is looking abroad under new owner

Region’s passion for baseball and football is entwined with its identity

City hopes reclaimed island project will become a tourist mecca

Kansai-based tech offers answer to clothes wastage and labour shortages

A centre of innovation, the historic capital is attracting tech companies and foreign recruits

Recent disasters highlighted the low-lying city’s increasing vulnerability