Seiji Nakazawa, our Osaka-raised correspondent, shares what he thinks the region-based criteria are for ikemen in Japan’s two major cites.
National government confirms legality of decision by administrators in Osaka.
The answer is o-oh my god, not Osaka?!
Request met with mixed reaction from praising its frankness to pointing out the impossibility of it.
Back due to popular demand and this time in Osaka, Pac-Man will give a few lucky passengers a ride as it chases takoyaki.
Now in its 13th year, the Den Den Town event is one of the biggest otaku gatherings in central Japan.
The one store that sells these delectable treats is just as cute as the skewered pancakes themselves!
Childhood is notoriously short in education-and-work-come-first Japan, but these tykes’ throwback idea of fun got them out of trouble with the law.
Come for the Drivers’ Ed, stay for the unlimited nine-month long buffet!
We take a ride on this new travel alternative to the Shinkansen bullet train.
And if you think it looks cute like this, wait until you see it from a different angle.
One shinto shrine is making news around Japan for dressing their miko in a garment many had never seen before.
Dear Daniel joins Hello Kitty to bring cuteness and love to a collection of themed meals and drinks.
We all know Osaka is great, but we didn’t know it would be this great.
Cosplaying in factory work clothes and schoolgirl uniforms is all for a good cause.
But the situation might not be as bad as it sounds.
After living in Tokyo for ten years, our Osaka-born writer Seiji Nakazawa shares some experiences from his hometown he thought were normal but actually weren’t.
“Big” is looking to be the operative word for next year’s Japanese pop culture themed attractions.
Train include bathtubs, skylights, and separate restaurant and bar.
From the shoes to the laces, along with shoehorns and bottles of polish, everything in this range is made from sweet chocolate.