Osaka

Hotel in Japan is offering rooms for just 390 yen a night, less than the cost of a bowl of ramen

Downtown Osaka hotel wants to say “thank you!”

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Osaka accidentally mails out funeral service ads to people infected with coronavirus

Some self-quarantining residents feel like their death is being treated like a forgone conclusion.

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All aboard Japan’s new Super Mario Nintendo World train!【Photos】

A very special train to carry fans to Universal Studios Japan’s Super Nintendo World.

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Loaded gun found in convenience store restroom in Japan, cop’s on-duty poop to blame

That wasn’t the only piece of police equipment left behind either.

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A life-sized bust of Kenshiro from Fist of the North Star from Osaka is tax deductible!

You’re already a tax write-off.

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Post office manager sacked for embezzling 130 million yen in stamps

Yeah, but when you convert that to dollars… Holy cow!

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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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