Osaka

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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How much has changed in Japan one week after Naomi Osaka’s victory in the 2018 U.S. Open?

Japan is now experiencing “Naomi Fever” throughout the country.

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Osaka World Expo “Fist” statue stirs controversy for being “incredibly gaudy”

Some angered over Osaka’s three-finger-ring-fever in its bid for the World Expo 2025.

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Thousands trapped as typhoon floods Osaka airport runway, sends tanker crashing into only bridge

Typhoon makes Kansai International’s runway indistinguishable from the ocean around the island, turns 5.7 million-pound boat into instrument of havoc.

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Typhoon Jebi hits too close to home, wreaks havoc on my Osaka neighborhood【Videos】

Until Jebi pounded into Osaka, I realized I’d never really experienced a typhoon before.

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Powerful typhoon turns downtown Osaka into a ghost town【Photos】

As Typhoon Jebi approaches the downtown area, everyone else wants to get out of it.

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Typhoon Jebi hits Japan, blows away cars, roofs, and building facades 【Pics & Videos】

Part of the roof at Kyoto Station also fell in as staff scrambled for safety.

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Japanese net users react to the results of the 2018 Global Liveability Index

Two Japanese cities made this year’s list of the Top Ten Most Liveable Cities in the World.

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“Once In Your Life In Osaka” is this year’s song of the summer 【Video】

If you love Osaka, you’ll love it even more after watching this music video.

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Bug hunt! Some areas offering rewards for alien beetles threatening Japan’s cherry blossoms

Municipalities and prefectures are hoping they can stop the dreaded red-necked longhorn beetle before they get out of hand.

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Bicyclist in Osaka gets 2,000 yen from random middle-aged woman for working hard and looking cute

Roadside largesse from complete stranger inspires others to share stories of unexpected generosity in Japan’s famously money-loving city.

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