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US warns against travel to Hong Kong due...

The United States has advised citizens against traveling to Hong Kong, citing strict coronavirus restrictions and the risk of children being separated from their parents as the Chinese city battles a wave of infections. “The Department of State has updated the travel advisory for Hong Kong to Level 4 – Do not travel due to […]

FEATURE:The Osaka Ohsho chain makes its ...

Popular food chain Osaka Ohsho, which specializes in Chinese-Japanese cuisine and known in Japan primarily for its giant gyoza dumplings, is aiming to capitalize on rising demand for Japanese cuisine in China by opening a series of outlets this year in Shanghai. Bringing the taste of Osaka to the Mecca of Chinese cuisine, Osaka Fun […]

JETRO Osaka (Japan External Trade Organi...

OSAKA, Japan–(BUSINESS WIRE)–January 27, 2022– The Kansai region, which includes the unique cities of Osaka, Kobe and Kyoto, is a massive market with a population of 24.65 million and a GDP of around 100.05 trillion yen. It is equivalent to the metropolitan area centered on Tokyo as a business location and plays the central role […]

JETRO Osaka (Japan External Trade Organi...

OSAKA, Japan–(BUSINESS WIRE)–January 27, 2022– The Kansai region, which includes the unique cities of Osaka, Kobe and Kyoto, is a massive market with a population of 24.65 million and a GDP of around 100.05 trillion yen. It is equivalent to the metropolitan area centered on Tokyo as a business location and plays the central role […]

JETRO Osaka (Japan External Trade Organi...

OSAKA, Japan–(BUSINESS WIRE)–The Kansai region, which includes the unique cities of Osaka, Kobe and Kyoto, is a huge market with a population of 24.65 million and a GDP of around 100.050 billion yen. It is equivalent to the metropolitan area centered on Tokyo as a business location and plays the central role in the economy […]

Deadly fire in Osaka, Japan kills at lea...

A fire in Osaka, Japan has left at least 24 dead and four injured, three of them in critical condition. The fire broke out on Friday morning at a psychiatric clinic on the fourth floor of the eight-story Dojima Kita building, a multi-purpose facility in the city’s Kita neighborhood. The blaze is the worst in […]

24 people have died in a building fire i...

Updated December 17, 2021, 12:38 p.m. ET OSAKA, Japan – A fire that spread on Friday at a psychiatric clinic on the fourth floor of an eight-story building in downtown Osaka, western Japan, left 24 people dead in what police was investigating a possible case of arson and murder. Police were looking for a man […]

More than 20 dead in building fire in Os...

Police and firefighters gather near a building where a fire broke out on Friday in Osaka, western Japan. Dozens of people are believed to have died, fire officials said. PA More than 20 people were reportedly killed after a fire broke out at a building in Osaka, western Japan on Friday, officials said, and police […]

24 people have died in building fire in ...

Updated December 17, 2021, 12:38 p.m. ET OSAKA, Japan – A fire that spread on Friday at a psychiatric clinic on the fourth floor of an eight-story building in downtown Osaka, western Japan, left 24 people dead in what police was investigating a possible case of arson and murder. Police were looking for a man […]

‘Persona 5 Strikers’ is a great game and

VIdea games have often painted Japan in two distinct ways: either in the fantasy of open views, samurai and yukata, or in the neon-bathed metropolises of Tokyo. Persona 5 for example is part of a fairly authentic version, for video game standards, of the Japanese capital. If someone wanted to plan activities around Tokyo, they […]

More than two dozen dead in Osaka, Japan...

TOKYO (AP) – Twenty-seven people were reportedly killed after a fire broke out at a building in Osaka, western Japan, fire officials said on Friday, and police were investigating an arson as a possible cause. The fire started on the fourth floor of an eight-story building in the Kitashinchi shopping and entertainment district, Osaka City […]

Japan plans to resume Go To Travel at th...

Osaka – The Japanese government will aim to relaunch its Go To Travel domestic tourism promotion campaign at the end of January next year, Toshimitsu Motegi, secretary general of the ruling Liberal Democratic Party, said on Monday. “We hope to continue talks on restarting the surrender campaign towards the end of January,” assuming the cases […]

Taiyoshi Hyakuban – Osaka, Japan

Taiyoshi Hyakuban opened in the The Taisho era over a century ago in western Japan’s largest red light district, Tobita Shinchi. Like many brothels of that time, it took the form of a ryōtei, a luxurious Japanese-style restaurant to avoid detection. Over time, it ceased its brothel activities and became a traditional Japanese restaurant. Historically, […]

Osaka, Japan: 10 reasons to go, from fin...

(CNN) – Ask most people where they want to go in Japan, and they’ll probably say without hesitation for a moment, “Tokyo, duh.” Romantic Kyoto may come right behind, or tropical Okinawa, but the list of things to do in Japan rarely includes Osaka. It is the third most populous city in Japan, but often […]