Osaka

Japanese politician apologizes to prime minister for calling wife’s cooking “Hiroshima-yaki”

Hiroshima foodies find it an unsavory name for their savory pancakes.

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Osaka finally gets its own Pokémon manhole covers with team of Electric/Steel-types

Hard work and tough sports are the themes of these newly installed Pokéfuta.

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We pop into Bear Paw Cafe in Osaka… Actually it popped out to us

An adorable way to help deal with complex problems.

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Japan’s Bear Paw Cafe: A safe space for staff with mental health challenges

New cafe is a literal hole-in-the-wall, where you’ll be served by fluffy bears.

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Marvel Culinary Universe coming to pop-up cafe in Osaka this September

Light lunch, assemble!

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Osaka pachinko parlor volunteers to become public vaccination center

The machines will be turned off at the time, so no need for earplugs.

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Osaka man arrested for smearing poo on teen’s backpack

Suspect claims stress from work and divorce as the reason.

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Japanese restaurant in former yukaku red light district struggles to preserve its history

Historic building used to be a brothel, now its ornate interiors are in danger of fading away.

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Search is on for COVID-19 patient who escaped out a sixth-floor window of Osaka hotel

Patient possibly infected with the “Spidey” variant of COVID-19.

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Osaka to Fukuoka for less than 40 bucks? It’s possible with Japan’s overnight ferry

Ship’s amenities include an onboard Japanese-style bath with a view of the Seto Inland Sea.

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Osaka man charged with spitting in front of same pickle shop for most of 2020

We all have our own ways to keep busy during the pandemic.

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Osaka’s new remote-learning policy leaves teachers strained and forces students to go to school

Logistical mishaps and contradicting guidelines hinder what could be one of the best ways to lower COVID-19 community transmission.

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Osaka elementary school becomes first in Japan to have a police box established on campus

Will this police box be an outlier or set a new precedent for community policing?

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Giant cats taking naps on train tracks — only in Japan

Leaked screenshots from the latest Godzilla movie? Nope, just a restaurant in Osaka!

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Osaka man finds stranger eating in his kitchen at night, stranger dies shortly after

Truth is once again stranger than fiction.

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7-Eleven in parking lot of other 7-Eleven opens for business in Japan

Owner of lot’s first 7-Eleven goes shopping at the new one, talks to reporters on opening day.

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The Internet reacts to Osaka governor’s comical COVID-19 countermeasure with stunned disbelief

Japanese netizens need a little more reassurance than a cardboard mask.

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Man fights giant crab statue on streets of Osaka, becomes city’s most hated criminal【Video】

Innocent, delicious Crab Tower damaged in senseless attack.

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7-Eleven to build 7-Eleven in parking lot of another 7-Eleven

Japanese convenience stores have everything, even passive-aggressiveness!

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Osaka YouTubers’ stupid plan to live-stream marijuana dealer’s arrest backfires, stupidly

Live-streamers feel the sting of their poorly thought-out scheme.

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