Osaka

Train otaku say this is the narrowest train station platform in Japan

Where commuters have less than 40 centimetres (16 inches) of foot-space between safety lines.

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Ikeda City mayor pledges to pay about six bucks in restitution for installing sauna in his office

It’s not about the principle. It’s the money.

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How I learned to stop worrying and love the Egg’wich in Osaka

Adventures in gluten-free burgers.

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It’s beginning to look a lot like Christmas…is flying away in a hot-air balloon

Osaka’s winter illumination goes to new heights.

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World’s first Eggwich specialty store set to open in Japan

“Don’t Worry, Egg’Wich” delivers a protein hit with eggy buns that are sure to please health-conscious fast food lovers.

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Huge crowds gather for Halloween in Japan despite calls to stay home【Photos】

Scenes from the weekend show not everyone was interested in staying away from hotspots like Shibuya and Osaka during Halloween.

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Osaka icon loses legs, restaurant says famous crab is exhausted

After losing its giant fugu blowfish, people are now worried about the health of the city’s big crustacean. 

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All participants of “orgy party” in Japan arrested

Cops bust organizer who says he’s been hosting the parties for years.

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Osaka’s aged idol group Obachaaan still on fire, also helping prevent fires

Don’t call it a comeback. They’ve been here for years, dispensing candy and unsolicited advice.

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Osaka loses a beloved icon as giant pufferfish disappears in the middle of the night 【Video】

A sad day for fugu blowfish everywhere. 

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Osaka’s giant pufferfish may be saved by neighboring business

A new hope for the threatened fugu.

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Osaka burglar arrested because he couldn’t find a mask during shortage

Even thieves are feeling the pinch of COVID-19.

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Bones of over 1,500 people found at Osaka Station area construction site

Before the area was known as Umekita, it was known as Umeda Grave.

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Japanese mouthwash effective against coronavirus, according to Osaka Governor

Press conference sparks immediate panic buying across the country.

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45-year-old man arrested for writing “Pyewwww Poop” on public toilet seat

The streets just got a little safer.

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Several McDonald’s branches closing across Japan due to COVID-19 infections

Here we go again….

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Government plans to establish four “Japanese Silicon Valleys”

In search of the elusive Japanese unicorn.

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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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