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, with the COP27 conference in Sharm El Sheikh on the horizon, we’ve profiled the Japanese businesses and initiatives looking to take the lead in reducing emissions.

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

How to save the planet

The Vice-Minister for Global Environmental Affairs interviewed

Inspiration nation

The environmental innovations heading to COP27

Coming clean

Talking green growth at Tokyo GX Week

Doable renewables

Kazuya Kitamura on how Japan can meet its emissions targets

A power for good

Can renewables reenergize the city of Kuji?

Sea change

Toshiaki Tanaka on how shipping can clean up its act

Out of the woods

Department store Shibuya Marui’s sustainable rebirth

Making waves

Mitsui O.S.K. Lines’ plans for a carbon-neutral future

Freak of nature

A clothing chain’s surprise move into renewable energy production

A clean break

Sustainable tourism company Jiyujin plans for a new kind of travel

It’s only natural

The transformative effects of organic farming

Etiquette guide

How to travel to and around Japan safely and respectfully