Osaka

Universal Studios Japan announces 2017 line-up of Cool Japan attractions

“Big” is looking to be the operative word for next year’s Japanese pop culture themed attractions.

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Japan Railways opening reservations for ridiculously luxurious Kyoto-west Japan sleeper train

Train include bathtubs, skylights, and separate restaurant and bar.

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Japanese chocolatier astounds with super realistic life-sized men’s shoe collection

From the shoes to the laces, along with shoehorns and bottles of polish, everything in this range is made from sweet chocolate.

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Man found innocent of molesting charges by claiming he was pickpocketing

Suspect denies touching victim for sexual reasons because he was “actually” trying to rob someone else.

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Dragon Ball anime cafes set to open in Tokyo and Osaka next month

Special eateries celebrate animated hit’s 30th anniversary.

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Japanese restaurant’s beef bowl looks so, so much like a diseased penis

And that’s even before the sticky liquid starts oozing out of it.

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Japanese conductor apologizes for “inconvenience of many foreign passengers being on the train”

Famed Japanese politeness wraps so far back around that it ends up being pretty rude on Osaka train.

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Japanese sushi chain responds to racism claims after serving excessive wasabi to foreigners

Foreigners complained that chefs at a restaurant in Osaka added up to two times more wasabi in their sushi when serving non-Japanese customers.

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Iketara iku: A simple Japanese phrase that people in Tokyo and Osaka take completely differently

Survey suggests that east Japan and west Japan interpret the common invitation response in almost entirely opposite ways.

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Four junior high school boys admit to pushing two people fishing off of a breakwater in Osaka

“We wanted to enjoy watching their drowning faces” was part of their motive.

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Black “Ninja Takoyaki” is Japan’s latest must-try cuisine from Osaka

The black octopus balls are available at only one popular tourist location in Osaka.

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Studio in Osaka lets you get photos taken as legendary samurai warlord Audrey Hepburn

Because geisha and warriors are passé, we went to a photo shoot to look like figures of Hollywood’s golden age.

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Woman kills self jumping onto train tracks, delay causes conductor to jump off tracks at other station

Approximately 20 minutes after an elderly woman leapt in front of an express train, a conductor threw himself from an elevated train track down the line.

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Mix childhood memories with your drinks at awesome new ball pit bar in Japan

Hang out with the cool kids at Japan’s newest unusual drinking hole!

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Osaka mom gets attention online for unusual way of scolding her child at the train station

You’d never want to cross this Osaka mom, but it’s probably not for the reason you think.

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Small Osaka company gradually working its way to an 18-meter rideable robot

Of course making a giant robot suit is no easy task, but Hajime Research Institute is 22 percent there.

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Osaka’s Zombie Museum opens like a disemboweled rib cage

We take a tour of the Zombie Museum and learn a little about life…and death. Well, pretty much only death actually.

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Where’s Waldo? In Japan! Live the dream of being inside a Where’s Waldo book in real life

At Wally Run, you can finally become the striped-shirt-wearing hero we all adore.

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Sounds like Universal Studio Japan’s Nintendo zone is going to be huge!

Park reveals project is bigger than Wizarding World of Harry Potter, gives tentative opening date.

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New Japanese dish combines two summertime greats – soba noodles and kakigori shaved ice

Now you can enjoy your main dish and dessert together in one meal.

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