The planning group formed by Knowledge Capital and KMO Corporation incubates success in the activities of the exceptional talent who form the focus of innovation, attracts general members of the community, and through bringing the two together promotes a value-generating dialog, in this way contributing to Japan’s cultural and economic development and to world peace.
The project garnered attention as redevelopment of what was considered the last prime real estate left in the city center progressed. An international competition was held in 2002 to select a conceptual idea, and in 2004, the City of Osaka settled on its “Osaka Station North Area Basic Urban Development Pla
Attracting the world’s intellect, Osaka and the Kansai area boast Asia’s foremost potential. Every day, approximately 2.5 million people pass through Osaka-Umeda, western Japan’s largest terminal. Grand Front Osaka, a large commercial complex completed in the spring of 2013, connects directly to the gateway to this terminal, JR Osaka Station.