Osaka

Protagonist of “Crocodile Who Dies in 100 Days” passes away, gets revived through dedicated cafe

After death, there is no heaven, limbo, or hell — only capitalism!

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Osaka club offers up great heavy metal hand washing song selections

Help seek and destroy germs with these 20-second segments of metal classics.

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Where are all the beautiful women in Japan? Survey investigates

Top 10 results suggest you’ll have to travel outside of Tokyo to find the most beauties. 

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Survey ranks Tokyo as the most desirable Japanese prefecture to live in, bumping Kanagawa to #2

Top 10 results reveal the special places around Japan that people most want to live in.

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Osaka man reserved and cancelled 1,873 seats at two baseball games to get more space for self

He was also arrested for it, lest anyone get any ideas.

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A mountain of chicken katsu awaits you at this restaurant in Osaka

Will our reporter rise or fall to this gargantuan food challenge?

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Osaka cancels one of Japan’s biggest anime cosplay events over coronavirus fears

Nipppombashi Street Festa regularly draws over 200,000 people to city’s Denden Town neighborhood, but not this year.

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Man sees figure clinging to bus on highway in Japan, immediately calls police 【Video】

The vehicle was spotted travelling at speed and showed no signs of slowing down. 

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Law would make it illegal for Osaka adults to sleep with schoolgirls unless they REALLY like them

Proposed revision, which allows for consummation of “serious relationships,” would actually be stricter than existing ordinance.

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Love doll funeral service in Japan helps silicone lovers rest in peace

Say sayonara to your love dolls and figurines with the help of a Japanese monk who’s also an AV actress

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Japanese police officers increasingly forgetting their guns in public restrooms

At least they didn’t forget to flush… we hope.

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Final Fantasy VII cafes are opening in Tokyo and Osaka to celebrate legendary game’s remake

Cloud and Sephiroth get their own Buster Sword and Masamune-garnished mixed drinks.

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Mayor of Osaka wants to legally control when kids can and can’t use smartphones in their own home

55-year-old politician thinks kids are ditching school because they’re spending too much time on their phones.

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Nishinari, the slum of Osaka, now at risk of gentrification after becoming a tourist hotspot

The “Harlem of Japan” may be losing the very thing that made it so popular in the first place.

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Survey ranks Japanese prefectures by how much people want to continue living there

Spoiler: the most popular prefecture is also the largest.

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Inside the rogue 7-Eleven, a convenience store completely cut off by its company

Is this 7-Eleven just being run by a loose cannon, or is it a sign of bigger problems ahead?

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KFC Japan holds annual memorial services for its chicken

Execs pray for chickens of the past and future on “Chicken Thanksgiving.”

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Japan prepares itself for…THE FUTURE!!! Lots of bridges and living underwater expected

Mitsubishi’s view of 2020 was both incredibly on-point and way-off at the same time.

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Our pal Butch (a.k.a. Big Wave) becomes face of Taco Bell Japan’s hexagonal chicken tacos

Limited-edition combos come with Butch accessories too!

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Futon izakaya lets you drink and sleep on the cheap

Now you can sleep inside a restaurant in Japan.

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