So, the Story Begins

Director: -

Producer: Yoshiki Iwamoto

Producer Company: 81plus inc

Agency: N/A

Client: 2023 G7 Trade Ministers' Meeting Osaka-Sakai Promotion Council. Osaka prefectural government/Sakai city/Kansai Economic Federation/The Osaka Chamber of Commerce and Industry/KANSAI Association of Corporate Executives/The Sakai Chamber of Commerce and

Country: Japan


Osaka, where traditional culture and modern lifestyles coexist in harmony.
Your visit here will be unforgetable, thanks to the friendly, laid-back people of Osaka and incredible Japanese cultural experiences.
Experience unique activities such as the traditional Japanese tea ceremony, spiritual waterfall meditation, local festivals, the art of culinary perfection, knife cra?smanship, and a stroll through historical cityscapes.
Feel the essence of Osaka beyond its neon-lit streets and shopping culture.
Welcome to Osaka!


This video was produced for two main purposes.
1. To convey the significance of the hospitality extended by ministers and other guests at the welcome reception for the G7 Trade Ministers' Meeting held in Osaka and Sakai in October 2023, as well as the communication of the importance of the meeting being held in Sakai.
2. In preparation for the EXPO 2025 OSAKA, KANSAI, JAPAN, the city hopes to enhance awareness and interest in experiential content with traditional and historical significance located in Osaka, particularly in South Osaka, including Sakai, for the purpose of atracting tourism.
***South Osaka refers to the area where 22 cities and towns, including Izumi and Minami Kawachi, are located.