Osaka

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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Eat, drink and buy My Hero Academia exclusive goodies at the Good Smile x Animate Cafe!

Heroes and villains of My Hero Academia check in to the Good Smile x Animate Cafes in Tokyo and Osaka!

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Matcha buffet in Osaka gets ready for fall by adding delicious autumn-inspired eats to the lineup

Let your taste buds fall in love with these matcha treats coming this autumn.

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Osaka authorities finally arrest “Spider Man”

Your unfriendly neighborhood wall-crawler currently facing several charges of theft.

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Japan’s crazy-cheap overnight Bullet Ferry gets you from Osaka to Kyushu and back for 10,000 yen

Rest your body and wallet as you travel half-way across the country in your sleep.

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Headless corpse found floating in Osaka harbor

Mysterious detail about victim’s clothing has police thinking foul play may be involved.

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Glass Mask themed cafe to open in Osaka next week, delectable dishes and sweet treats abound

Patrons will be able to immerse themselves in the world of a classic shojo manga through this collaborative cafe. 

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Pringles in Japan come in special souvenir packs featuring the flavour of takoyaki octopus balls

We get our hands on one of Japan’s most sought-after souvenirs to find out what makes them so popular.

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Over 19,000 Azuki Bars for free on 1 July at select locations across Japan

Azuki Bar Day is celebrated on 1 July and the makers of the tasty frozen snack sure know how to celebrate!

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Nintendo opens free gameplay area in Japan’s Kansai International Airport

International airport closest to company’s Kyoto headquarters lets you start your Nintendo travel fun right away.

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