Osaka

Mayor of Osaka wants to legally control when kids can and can’t use smartphones in their own home

55-year-old politician thinks kids are ditching school because they’re spending too much time on their phones.

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Nishinari, the slum of Osaka, now at risk of gentrification after becoming a tourist hotspot

The “Harlem of Japan” may be losing the very thing that made it so popular in the first place.

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Survey ranks Japanese prefectures by how much people want to continue living there

Spoiler: the most popular prefecture is also the largest.

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Inside the rogue 7-Eleven, a convenience store completely cut off by its company

Is this 7-Eleven just being run by a loose cannon, or is it a sign of bigger problems ahead?

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KFC Japan holds annual memorial services for its chicken

Execs pray for chickens of the past and future on “Chicken Thanksgiving.”

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Japan prepares itself for…THE FUTURE!!! Lots of bridges and living underwater expected

Mitsubishi’s view of 2020 was both incredibly on-point and way-off at the same time.

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Our pal Butch (a.k.a. Big Wave) becomes face of Taco Bell Japan’s hexagonal chicken tacos

Limited-edition combos come with Butch accessories too!

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Futon izakaya lets you drink and sleep on the cheap

Now you can sleep inside a restaurant in Japan.

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New cat hotel in Japan lets you watch kitties right outside your window for entire stay【Pics】

Forget ocean views. “Cat view” is the best kind of hotel room.

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Yamato delivery man kicked and yelled at by older colleague in Japan【Video】

Japan is known for its amazing delivery services, but behind the scenes there’s a lot of stress in keeping up the high standard. 

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Osaka store catering to menstrual goods has staff wear badges saying if they’re on their period

The ultimate store for feminine needs. Period.

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New visual unveiled for Universal Studios Japan’s Nintendo World shows a pixel-perfect panorama

Look forward to real-life takes on Peach and Bowser’s castles, Mario Kart themed attractions and more!
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Japanese people outraged by group riding bikes through underground shopping mall in Osaka 【Video】

Group includes a man in his 40s who sees no problem with doing wheelies through Namba Station.

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Disturbing video shows man hitting woman for crossing her legs on Japanese train【Video】

Manners on board are important in Japan, but we never expected to see this.

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Japanese knife professional transforms vegetables into works of art【Videos】

Next-level knife skills create gorgeous garnishes in all sorts of shapes and designs.

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This amazing Buddhist statue cafe in Japan could be a museum all by itself【Photos】

Coffee and culture on both on the order at unorthodox coffee house Kagari.

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Hate your boss? Mad at your ex? Release stress and unleash anger at Crash Box Japan

New rage room lets you smash things in the style of Marvel’s Thor or Cloud from Final Fantasy.

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Japanese festival float slams full-speed into power pole at Danjiri Matsuri in Osaka 【Videos】

Festival-goers sustain injuries, suffer broken bones at one of the most dangerous festivals in Japan.

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This is Japan’s second-shortest mountain, and we climbed it without realizing it【Photos】

The compact peak is hidden in plain sight right in downtown Osaka.

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Japan’s first alcohol-free and tobacco-free yakiniku restaurant a hit in Osaka

Seems a lot of people want to cut the BS and get right to the bull slices.

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