January 10, 2013
More than 10 years ago, several hundred children held a demonstration in London to protest corporal punishment. They handed a letter to the prime minister saying there is no...
January 05, 2013
OSAKA--When Osamu Uehara applied for a job at Okumura Rutsubo Seizosho KK, he couldn’t correctly read the name of the company.
December 28, 2012
OSAKA--An artisanal vendor is bringing delicious home-smoked foods to happy customers on the streets of Osaka--if they can find her.
December 24, 2012
OSAKA--When the company where she had worked for 14 years went belly up, Utsubo Honmachi, a shy person with a self-deprecating sense of humor, decided to start a new career as...
December 10, 2012
OSAKA--Couples wondering who to invite to their wedding can now exchange their vows at the Hankyu Umeda Main Store, where a department store full of shoppers will be their...
December 07, 2012
Robots will take the stage with their human counterparts when a new theater opens its doors next spring.
December 01, 2012
OSAKA--The Osaka leg of "The Exhibition of ONE PIECE--Pictures x Movies x Experience," dedicated to the globally popular pirate manga and anime series, set sail on Nov. 24 at...
November 24, 2012
OSAKA--Hideo Yanagi was recently retired and had time on his hands. What he hadn't counted on was being kept busy for the next 20 years.
November 13, 2012
OSAKA--Artist Sadaharu Ishiwari has the hands of a magician, fashioning creations that are both remarkably lifelike and delicious.
November 06, 2012
OSAKA--A ceremony was held Nov. 6 to mark completion of the Nakanoshima Festival Tower, which was built for The Asahi Shimbun Co. and gives this bustling city a new landmark.
November 02, 2012
Seven Japanese companies are to co-sponsor a sweeping array of solar panels on a waste-landfill site near the city of Osaka, they said Nov. 2.
October 23, 2012
OSAKA--High school teachers who sneaked away from school grounds to smoke will be ordered to return part of their wages to the Osaka prefectural government for working hours...
October 11, 2012
Two men, one in Osaka Prefecture and the other in Mie Prefecture, were recently arrested after their computers were taken over and used, without their knowledge, to send out...
October 03, 2012
Panasonic Corp. announced on Oct. 3 plans to open a new showroom in Osaka that will act as a global communications hub linking Panasonic and its customers.
September 29, 2012
From his regional base in Osaka, Mayor Toru Hashimoto finally has a political presence where it counts: Tokyo.
September 12, 2012
OSAKA--Popular Osaka Mayor Toru Hashimoto formally launched a bid for national power on Sept. 12 with a new political party that critics say taps simmering nationalist...
September 11, 2012
The story of the determined newcomer arriving in Tokyo to make it big is an old one in Japanese popular culture. Half a century ago, "Osho," a popular song about professional...
September 03, 2012
OSAKA--When Miyuki Nishizawa dresses up for a night out, she literally wears the news.
August 14, 2012
One person died and two went missing as torrential rains deluged western Japan on Aug. 14.
July 30, 2012
Aiming point-blank at a 5-yen coin hanging by a thread 1.2 meters in front of him, Junichi Asano gently squeezes the trigger and hits the target dead center.