Osaka

36 Views of The Mount Fuji Bar【Photos】

Eat your heart out Hokusai.

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Be Our Guest: Beauty and the Beast themed cafes open in three Japanese cities

Lovers of this tale as old as time can now experience enchantment in the form of dishes, drinks, and goods inspired by the Disney classic.

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Osaka’s iconic giant pufferfish may disappear due to COVID-19

The city’s once-bustling tourist areas may never look the same.

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Over 2,000 people march in support of Black Lives Matter in Osaka

Turnout to two-hour march through downtown blew away expectations.

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Osaka asked not to directly rub goblin god’s feet as things slowly return to normal in the city

We’re not quite at the Billiken-foot-rubbing stage of normalcy yet.

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Survey ranks the most desirable neighborhoods to live in Japan’s Kansai region

Here’s where to live the dream in Japan’s western region.

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What pandemic? People in Japan crowd Ikea store, ignore requests to stay home during Golden Week

Hundreds risk spreading coronavirus for Ikea hot dogs and flatpack furniture.

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The sad reason this Osaka supermarket couldn’t sell out of two-yen masks

Hard lives are only getting harder.

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First ever sales of popular Tokyo Banana cakes outside of Tokyo planned then cancelled due to Coronavirus

Popular Japanese snack Tokyo Banana was set to venture into unchartered territory by opening shop in Osaka, but unfortunately, it was not to be.

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Protagonist of “Crocodile Who Dies in 100 Days” passes away, gets revived through dedicated cafe

After death, there is no heaven, limbo, or hell — only capitalism!

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Osaka club offers up great heavy metal hand washing song selections

Help seek and destroy germs with these 20-second segments of metal classics.

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Where are all the beautiful women in Japan? Survey investigates

Top 10 results suggest you’ll have to travel outside of Tokyo to find the most beauties. 

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Survey ranks Tokyo as the most desirable Japanese prefecture to live in, bumping Kanagawa to #2

Top 10 results reveal the special places around Japan that people most want to live in.

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Osaka man reserved and cancelled 1,873 seats at two baseball games to get more space for self

He was also arrested for it, lest anyone get any ideas.

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A mountain of chicken katsu awaits you at this restaurant in Osaka

Will our reporter rise or fall to this gargantuan food challenge?

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Osaka cancels one of Japan’s biggest anime cosplay events over coronavirus fears

Nipppombashi Street Festa regularly draws over 200,000 people to city’s Denden Town neighborhood, but not this year.

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Man sees figure clinging to bus on highway in Japan, immediately calls police 【Video】

The vehicle was spotted travelling at speed and showed no signs of slowing down. 

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Law would make it illegal for Osaka adults to sleep with schoolgirls unless they REALLY like them

Proposed revision, which allows for consummation of “serious relationships,” would actually be stricter than existing ordinance.

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Love doll funeral service in Japan helps silicone lovers rest in peace

Say sayonara to your love dolls and figurines with the help of a Japanese monk who’s also an AV actress

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Japanese police officers increasingly forgetting their guns in public restrooms

At least they didn’t forget to flush… we hope.

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