Osaka

Massive 1-kilogram (2.2-pound) rice ball on sale in Japan, perfect for eating or self-defense

Reasonably priced and perfect for those who enjoy their snacks comically large.

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Thousands oppose Osaka Metro’s plan to change major stations in giant boats and fabric swatches

Is Osaka Metro destroying the sophistication of the city, or is it just the victim of a bunch of wet blankets?

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Japanese subway line sells a piece of guitar history worth thousands for only five bucks

This unassuming little silver box is worth its weight in gold.

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Massive hot spring theme park coming to Osaka Bay Hotel, a dream come true for onsen lovers

Customers get to enjoy four floors of steamy hot baths, exquisite restaurants, and fun activities right in the heart of Osaka.

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Japanese police officer admits he was looking at porn on his phone while suspect escaped lockup

“To serve and protect” gets trumped by “to ogle and leer” as violent-crime suspect slips out of detention center.

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The all-new Kyotrain, maybe Japan’s most Japanese train ever, will take you to Kyoto this spring

Beautiful, quick, and inexpensive, there’s no cooler way to get to Kyoto than this.

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Founder of Japanese supermarket chain arrested on charges of receiving prostitution revenue

Would you still shop here knowing what you know now?

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Great balls of octopus and rice! It’s the Takoyaki Onigiri

Lawson convenience stores took two staples of Japanese cuisine and smashed them together for our pleasure.

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Osaka woman terrifyingly attacked by intruder while playing video games in her home late at night

Chilling home invasion is like something out of an urban legend.

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Starbucks’ brand-new Meccha Matcha Frappuccino: 20 years in the making, 50 percent more green tea

The numbers don’t lie as we taste test the new dessert drink exclusive to just one prefecture in Japan.

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We did battle with this two-foot tall parfait at Kanariya in Osaka…and finished it!

There is no such thing as “too much parfait” for the SoraNews24 team.

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Japanese cop smashes through window to arrest apparently high-on-meth driver in Osaka【Videos】

Doing donuts in central Japan’s biggest city is a sure-fire way to get the police to bring out their fists of fury.

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Starbucks celebrates 20 years in West Japan with Matcha Frappuccino and latte drinks in Osaka

The regional-exclusive drinks pay homage to a local tea master who was forced to commit seppuku by order of a samurai lord.

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Osaka shows off Great Britain’s flair with Hankyu department store’s Great British Fair!

Hankyu Umeda will showcase highlights from British culture, with spotlights on fantasy characters, cuisine and even Buckingham palace-style marches!

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Colorful custom Cup Noodles sold at Momofuku Noodle in Osaka with 2,145 different varieties

Join us as we sample Cup Noodles’ new custom-made and vegetable-themed soup shop.

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Osaka ends sister city relationship with San Francisco over comfort women memorial dispute

61-year governmental partnership brought to a close as Osaka mayor cites lack of necessary “deep trust.”

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Sanrio’s laziest character gets a hand from its surliest as Bad Badtz-Maru joins Gudetama Cafe

Constantly scowling penguin is incapable of service with a smile, but he looks adorably delicious anyway.

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Man runs amok inside Osaka convenience store, reminds everyone of the Yakuza video game

Life imitates art?

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You could be living in this Osaka house that’s legally named after anime’s greatest assassin

Golgo 13 has spent his life putting bullets in people, and now you can put your life in him.

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Lupin III anime attractions with original stories coming to Universal Studios Japan theme park

Brand-new caper for anime’s greatest thief is latest installment of Universal Cool Japan project.

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