• Inking Out a Living

    Inking Out a Living

    Six months ago, after 10 years of making a name for himself on Osaka’s tattoo scene, Hori Benny opened the doors to Invasion Club, his very own studio

    By kansaiscene

  • Where New Businesses Are Born

    Where New Businesses Are Born

    All new products need parents. Osaka Innovation Hub is the local matchmaker, as it connects cutting-edge Japanese commerce with a global market. General Director Masaaki Yoshikawa explains more

    By kansaiscene

  • Just a Phone Call Away

    Just a Phone Call Away

    Brastel has been connecting people living in Japan with their loved ones here and abroad for almost 20 years. KS got Brastel’s Eduardo Matsumoto on the line to talk about what the company offers today

    By kansaiscene

  • Cream of the Crop

    Cream of the Crop

    Creamy Model Management has been in the business more than 30 years, providing kids and adult models for photo shoots, commercials and catalogues around Kansai. KS sat down with Kayoko Terauchi to find out how it all works

    By kansaiscene

  • From books to bento boxes

    From books to bento boxes

    KS caught up with CEO of Bento&co, Thomas Bertrand, to find out how a humble, French Kyoto University exchange student became an international lunchbox success

    By kansaiscene

  • Art SoHo style

    Art SoHo style

    Weekly, there are hundreds of art exhibitions happening throughout Kansai, with more than 350 art spaces in the region booked up. That’s more than in London and Paris combined

    By kansaiscene

  • The muso’s new best friend

    The muso’s new best friend

    Promoting yourself as a musician can be challenging, which is why many artists are turning to internet radio stations like Blackan. KS investigates how in only three years, this webcast station has become one of Kansai’s most important resources for promoting and branding music

    By Matthew Coslett

  • Making a mint from skateboards

    Making a mint from skateboards

    Osaka-based skateboarding fanatic, Bug Barnes, took a leap of faith and opened his skateboard shop, The Mint, at the end of last year. KS strapped on its elbow guards and rolled gingerly down to Horie to find out more about the business of skateboarding

    By kansaiscene

  • Presentation is everything

    Presentation is everything

    Business and presentation guru Coach Kardan has trained thousands of sales representatives across Japan. KS met with him to find out why presentation is the key to success

    By kansaiscene

  • Japan’s first cat cafe

    Japan’s first cat cafe

    Yoko Yoshida is literally the cat (cafe) lady of Osaka. She owns Neko no Jikan, the first cat cafe in Japan. Her aim is to share the beauty of cats with people. KS asked all about it

    By Sarasa Kitano

  • Thank God for noodles. R-amen!

    Thank God for noodles. R-amen!

    We all love ramen, but what’s it like to set up shop in the industry? KS caught up with Hiroshi Miyashima, a true master of the art and owner of Osaka’s own specialist ramen school, to find out the dos and don’ts

    By Sam Evans

Business

  • Inking Out a Living

    By: kansaiscene • In: Business, Featured • On: Apr 02, 2015

    Inking Out a Living

    Six months ago, after 10 years of making a name for himself on Osaka’s tattoo scene, Hori Benny opened the doors to Invasion Club, his very own studio

    Read More »
  • Appwardly Mobile

    By: kansaiscene • In: Business • On: Feb 01, 2015

    Despite this digital age we live in where information is just a convenient click, swipe, or tap away, KS investigates the apparent lack of stand-out smartphone apps for inbound tourists to Kansai

    Read More »
  • Where New Businesses Are Born

    By: kansaiscene • In: Business • On: Nov 01, 2014

    Where New Businesses Are Born

    All new products need parents. Osaka Innovation Hub is the local matchmaker, as it connects cutting-edge Japanese commerce with a global market. General Director Masaaki Yoshikawa explains more

    Read More »
  • Just a Phone Call Away

    By: kansaiscene • In: Business, Promotional Feature • On: Aug 01, 2014

    Just a Phone Call Away

    Brastel has been connecting people living in Japan with their loved ones here and abroad for almost 20 years. KS got Brastel’s Eduardo Matsumoto on the line to talk about what the company offers today

    Read More »
  • Cream of the Crop

    By: kansaiscene • In: Business • On: Jul 01, 2014

    Cream of the Crop

    Creamy Model Management has been in the business more than 30 years, providing kids and adult models for photo shoots, commercials and catalogues around Kansai. KS sat down with Kayoko Terauchi to find out how it all works

    Read More »
  • From books to bento boxes

    By: kansaiscene • In: Business • On: Jun 01, 2014

    From books to bento boxes

    KS caught up with CEO of Bento&co, Thomas Bertrand, to find out how a humble, French Kyoto University exchange student became an international lunchbox success

    Read More »
  • Art SoHo style

    By: kansaiscene • In: Business, Featured • On: May 01, 2014

    Art SoHo style

    Weekly, there are hundreds of art exhibitions happening throughout Kansai, with more than 350 art spaces in the region booked up. That’s more than in London and Paris combined

    Read More »
  • The muso’s new best friend

    By: Matthew Coslett • In: Business, Featured • On: Apr 01, 2014

    The muso’s new best friend

    Promoting yourself as a musician can be challenging, which is why many artists are turning to internet radio stations like Blackan. KS investigates how in only three years, this webcast station has become one of Kansai’s most important resources for promoting and branding music

    Read More »
  • Making a mint from skateboards

    By: kansaiscene • In: Business • On: Mar 01, 2014

    Making a mint from skateboards

    Osaka-based skateboarding fanatic, Bug Barnes, took a leap of faith and opened his skateboard shop, The Mint, at the end of last year. KS strapped on its elbow guards and rolled gingerly down to Horie to find out more about the business of skateboarding

    Read More »
  • Presentation is everything

    By: kansaiscene • In: Business, Featured • On: Feb 01, 2014

    Presentation is everything

    Business and presentation guru Coach Kardan has trained thousands of sales representatives across Japan. KS met with him to find out why presentation is the key to success

    Read More »
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