It is a privilege and an honour to welcome you to the WPA Regional Congress in association with Japanese Society of Psychiatry and Neurology to be held in Osaka from June 4th to 6th, 2015. Japan has many things to teach us about psychiatry, psychiatric practice and innovations. In these days of economic uncertainty we need to learn how to deliver best services which our patients will find helpful. This Congress is a truly an excellent opportunity to bring clinicians, researchers and policy makers together to share and learn from each other and how we can all work together to take the region forward. From community care to innovative intervention this Congress offers a wonderful platform to explore global vision but applied to individual nations. I look forward to meeting you in an exciting city for further discussions and deliberations.