Monthly Archives: August 2018

(Announcement) Employment Opportunity at the Ministry of Foreign Affairs (MOFA) Osaka Liaison Office

Our colleagues in the Japan Ministry of Foreign Affairs Osaka Liaison office have kindly informed us about an employment opportunity in their office. They are seeking a Japanese citizen with English language ability to serve as a Consular Officer for a period of 7 months (25 September 2018~end of April 2019).

Details can be found on the MOFA homepage (Japanese only):

They will be accepting applications until the end of this month.

(Announcement) Free Seminars at the Kansai National Strategic Special Zone Employment Consultation Center

Our colleagues at the Kansai National Strategic Special Zone Employment Center (in Japanese, 雇用労働相談センター) have kindly informed us about two upcoming employment seminars. These are the 5th and 6th seminars of their ongoing series of free monthly programs designed to support overseas companies expanding into the Kansai region.

The dates and themes are as follows:

  • 23 August 2018      Theme: “Points to note in implementing company’s internal rules for trade secret protection”
  • 20th September      Theme: “Basics of labor management that an employer should know “and “Points to note for allowing employees to have side jobs and dual work”

Please note that the seminars will take place in Japanese only.

Additional details and online registration can be found on their homepage:

General information about the organization can be found in English here:

(Announcement) Congratulations Honorary Consul Yoshikawa

The Kansai Consular Corps wishes to extend our deep congratulations to Mr. Yoshikawa, Honorary Consul of Chile in Osaka and current Chairman of the Osaka Foundation of International Exchange (OFIX).

Honorary Consul Yoshikawa was recently recognized by the Japan Minister of Foreign Affairs for his outstanding contribution within the field of international exchange.

Congratulations, Honorary Consul Yoshikawa, on your wonderful achievement!


(Event Summary) The 27th Kansai Tour of the Kansai Consular Forum

The 27th Tour of the Kansai Consular Forum was held on 4 July 2018. The theme of the tour was “Advanced Housing Technologies in Kansai” and participants were treated to a tour of the Sekisui Heim Industry Co., LTD Kinki-regional plant (located in Nara Prefecture).

Over 24 Consuls-General, Trade Promotion Officers, and other officials representing 18+ countries joined the program.

Following a tour of the plant, which covered important topics such as Sekisui Heim’s technology focus on energy, efficiency and durability/disaster resilience, a lively question-and-answer discussion ensued.

The Kansai Consular Corps would like to extend its deep gratitude to our colleagues at the Kansai Consular Forum for coordinating this event on our behalf, as well as to Sekisui Heim Industry Co., LTD for an informative and meaningful program.

A summary of the event can be found on the Ministry of Economy, Trade and Industry (METI) website as follows: