Monthly Archives: February 2024

Welcome Two New Members to the Kansai Consular Corps

The Kansai Consular Corps is honored to welcome our new members.

Mr. John Tjahjanto Boestami, Consul-General, Consulate General of the Republic of Indonesia in Osaka and Ms. Damla GUMUSKAYA, Consul-General, Consulate General of the Republic of Türkiye in Nagoya.

Consulate-General of the Republic of Türkiye is located in Nagoya but its jurisdiction includes Kansai region so that we are delighted to welcome member from Nagoya!

We look forward to many fruitful exchanges with you in the future.

(Members Directory has been updated to reflect these changes)

Akashi Sake Brewery Tour

On 2nd February, “Akashi Sake Brewery Tour” was conducted by Osaka Tax Bureau and was attended by 20 representatives from KCC members.  

On the tour, we observe the sake production process and enjoy a tasting experience including sake making (and whisky blending) in Akashi City, Hyogo prefecture.

In addition to a tour of sake brewery, we also visited Akashi Ura Port fish market, one of the richest fishing grounds in Japan to observe fish auction to experience Japanese food culture as well as traditional industries.


Osaka City Promotion & Networking organized by Osaka Chamber of Commerce and Industry

During the Expo 2025 Osaka, Kansai, the city expects to receive millions of
visitors from around the world.Osaka has a lot of attractiveness, and among them are
a variety of places where people can appreciate arts, music and tradition,
enjoying urban yet greenery views and waterside sights as well as unique
venues that can serve for many purposes.

The program was held in 16 December at Nakanoshima museum attended by 7 Consulate-Generals. The programs are as follows,

I. Healthcare Startup Pitch
II. City Promotion Opening Remarks by Shingo Torii, Chairperson, the OCCI
III. Overview of Osaka by Masaki Fujita, President, Osaka International Convention
IV. Presentation by Ikuo Ono, Senior Executive Officer, MITSUBISHI ESTATE CO., LTD.
Highlights of GRAND GREEN OSAKA to open in 2024
V. Networking