Welcome to Unlock The Real Japan, a special collaboration between Nikkei Inc. and Time Out Tokyo created to help Asia’s business leaders gain new insight into one of the most exciting countries on earth

Here you will find Nikkei Asia’s renowned insight into the business world combined with Time Out Tokyo’s knowledge of city life, ensuring that visiting executives can experience all sides of Japan. This time we have dedicated our coverage to Expo 2025 Osaka, Kansai as well as looking at the areas for potential growth in the country right now

Here’s what you can find on the site...

Mr Osaka

An exclusive interview with Hirofumi Yoshimura, the Governor of Osaka

Expo 101

The essential information you need to know about Expo 2025 Osaka, Kansai

Live and learn pt. 1
[partner content by the Government of Japan]

What lessons can the organizers of Expo 2025 Osaka, Kansai take from Dubai 2020?

Live and learn pt. 2
[partner content by the Government of Japan]

How can the Tokyo 2020 Olympic and Paralympic Games help the organizers of Expo 2025 Osaka, Kansai?

Blue-sky thinking

SkyDrive’s Tomohiro Fukuzawa on why flying cars could be the future of travel

Future island

The technology being trialed on Yumeshima, site of the 2025 Expo

A history of innovation

Celebrating over 170 years of World Expos

Power player

Sachiko Nakajima on her role as a Thematic Project Producer of the upcoming Expo

Tower records

Kazuhiko Chiba on his role in creating the iconic Tower of the Sun

Blast from the past

Naohiro Ukawa, the man bringing back the sounds of Expo ’70

Unlock Greater Osaka

The very best things to see and do in Keihanshin

All systems grow

Yumi Yoshikawa on her plans for Japan’s economic growth

Wind of change

Masashi Okada on Tokyu Land’s move into green power

A good comeback

Akihiko Hoshi on the future of travel in Japan

A power of good
[partner content by Tokyu Land Corporation]

Channeling a history of innovation into developing green energy

How to save a town

Could Kamiyama herald the future of rural communities?

The new school

The city of Suita’s plan for digital classrooms

Brain power

Dr. Shigemasa Katayama introduces his Endowed Institute for Empowering Gifted Minds

Etiquette guide

How to get ready for the return of face-to-face meetings