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're looking ahead to the G7 Hiroshima Summit by highlighting Japanese solutions to some of the world's most pressing issues. Three articles, including the "Travel Japan" guide to the areas hosting Ministerial Conferences for the Summit, are now available, with the rest to come on March 27.

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

Travel Japan

Exploring the incredible places that will be hosting the G7 Ministerial Conferences

Towards a Digital Garden City Nation: Part one

The vision for a Digital Garden City Nation explained and a look at the world's most extensive set of virtual city models in part one of our series

Towards a Digital Garden City Nation: Part two

The second part of our series looks at the role technology exports and smart agriculture could play in a Digital Garden City Nation

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