Osaka

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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Super Nintendo World: The grand opening 【Photos】

Look who’s come down the pipe!

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Super Nintendo World: The rides and activities 【Photos】

Blow your warp whistle and hop on this whirlwind tour of all that Universal Studios Japan’s newest section has to offer.

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New opening date announced for Japan’s Super Nintendo World, and it’s just around the corner

Universal Studios Japan wants to get guests riding that Mario Kart roller coaster very quickly.

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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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