Osaka

Osaka restaurant manager arrested for shooting dozens of toothpicks into face of employee

Victim was also said to have flaming tissues shoved up nose.

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New Japanese takoyaki candy tastes so bad, even the makers doubted it would sell

But boy were they wrong.

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Butter on sushi? We’d heard it was great, but we wouldn’t believe it without trying it ourselves

Fans swear this sushi restaurant’s butter unagi is amazing, so we taste-tested it.

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Cardcaptor Sakura special shops to open next year, comes with tons of exclusive goodies for fans

There’s literally so much stuff that they could make an entire museum out of it.

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Dragon Ball Cafe and Diner opens in Osaka, lets you feast like a Super Saiyan for a limited time

Treat yourself to some Krillin Chestnut Steamed Buns, Vegeta Lemon Chicken, Flying Nimbus Pancakes, and many more!

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Pikachu, Hello Kitty Elected 2025 Expo Ambassadors to Osaka

Hopefully the newly-elected officials will be announcing their political stances soon.

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Perfect-location Osaka hotel’s rates start at just 15 bucks, give you no reason not to visit

Unbeatable price still puts you in the heart of the city’s entertainment district.

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Survey finds that Osaka people don’t eat takoyaki octopus balls as much as you’d think

A large majority of people living in Osaka said to eat their iconic food takoyaki less than a dozen times a year.

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This incredible train station collage is made out of over 150,000 pieces of what?【Pictures】

Perhaps the real question is: Did an Osaka station attendant miss their true calling?

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Osaka mayor won’t back away from ending San Francisco sister city status over comfort women statue

Move would end 60-year-old program between Japanese and American cities.

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No, it’s not CG. This crazy, fantasy anime-style tower really does exist in Japan

It’s called the PL Tower, but that doesn’t stand for “pretty ludicrous.”

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Osaka man arrested after sharing futon with dead girlfriend’s body for five nights

”I didn’t know what to do,” says suspect of his unwise decision.

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Here’s where to find possibly Japan’s cheapest, most mysterious vending machine

Local landmark lets you quench your thirst and satisfy your curiosity with just one of Japan’s cheapest vending machine-usable coins.

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Naturally brown-haired Osaka student sues government for forcing her to dye her hair black

Teachers felt student was disruptive to education with her wild brown hair.

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74-year-old ninja’s crime-spree comes to a close in Osaka

He evaded police and cameras for nearly a decade but time always has a way of catching up with us.

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Ramen restaurant owner in Osaka arrested after police discover marijuana stash inside eatery

Suspect admits to personal use, denies distributing drug to customers.

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YouTube goes crazy for “Bubbly” high school girls’ amazing retro ’80s dance routine 【Video】

School dance club’s ’80s get-up and fantastic choreography nets millions of views in just two days.

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Sailor Moon, Final Fantasy attractions coming to Universal Studios Japan

Theme park announces its first-ever tie-up with the pair of massively popular anime, video game franchises.

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New smartphone app helps lonely women in Japan make female friends, forbids date requests

Asking someone out on a date, even for same-sex romance, will get users banned.

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83-year-old convicted of armed robbery, “I wanted to eat better food and have fun with girls”

Some habits die hard, as with this octogenarian thief.

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