Bookmark

Add to MyYahoo RSS

Osaka, Japan News

Local news for Osaka, Japan continually updated from thousands of sources on the web.

6 hrs ago | The F-Word Blog

Backstage of life: Japan's love hotels

CN Lester praises Love Hotel, a documentary by Phil Cox and Hikaru Toda that beautifully explores the Japanese phenomenon without exploiting its protagonists Those hoping for an expository, talking-heads and graphs style documentary will not find what they're looking for in Phil Cox and Hikaru Toda's Love Hotel . Instead, the directors offer a far more sensitive look at what could, in the wrong hands, turn into a simplistic, sexploitation flick - another lazy, racist addition to the "look how weird Japan is" genre beloved of Western media.

Comment?

Related Topix: Japan, World News

10 hrs ago | Brooklynvegan

Shonen Knife played The Wick with Habibi & The Suzan (pics, video), will be back for CMJ

Japanese cult band Shonen Knife -- rocking from Osaka since 1981 -- are currently in the US supporting their new album, Overdrive , that finds them putting a bit of '70s glam sparkling on their signature punky pop. Their tour hit NYC over the weekend with a show at The Wick on Friday that was well matched with Habibi and fellow Japanese band , The Suzan .

Comment?

Related Topix: Pop/Rock, Japan, World News

18 hrs ago | The Washington Post

Japanese women who have escaped from North Korea find little sympathy at home

Yoshi Takeuchi realized they had made a mistake as soon as the ferry docked in Chongjin, a major industrial city on North Korea's east coast. Instead of finding the "paradise on Earth" promised by her ethnic Korean husband, who was being "repatriated" to a country he'd never set foot in, the Japanese woman discovered a dilapidated city in even worse condition than their impoverished neighborhood in post-war Japan.

Comment?

Related Topix: North Korea, World News, Asia, Asian-American, Japanese-American, South Korea, Japan,

Sun Sep 14, 2014

Sacramento Bee Newspaper

Japan: More and more, a land of centenarians

In this Feb. 27, 2013 file photo, Japan's then 114-year-old Misao Okawa, right, and her then 90-year-old son Hiroshi Okawa pose with the Guinness World Records certificate of the world's oldest woman at a nursing home in Osaka, western Japan, when she received the official certificate from the Guinness World Records. The number of people who are at least 100 years old, known as centenarians, has reached 58,820 in Japan, one of the most rapidly aging countries in the world.

Comment?

Related Topix: World News, Japan, Family, Elderly (Senior Citizen)

Fri Sep 12, 2014

Global Voices Online

A Group of University Students in Kyoto Want Japan, China and Korea to Just Be 'Happy'

See all those languages up there? We translate Global Voices stories to make the world's citizen media available to everyone. Taking inspiration from American singer Pharrell Williams' "Happy" video, a group of university students in Kyoto, Japan are reaching out to the youth in China and Korea with a message of peace and friendship, something that the governments of the three nations have been struggling to achieve.

2 comments

Related Topix: Japan, World News, Dance, Pop/Rock, Hip-Hop, South Korea, Asia,

Channelnewsasia.com

Japan's centenarian population swells

The number of people aged 100 or older in rapidly greying Japan has hit a record high for the 44th straight year, the government said Friday . Sakari Momoi, a 111-year-old Japanese man, receives a certificate from the Guinness World Records naming him as the world's oldest man in Tokyo on August 20, 2014.

Comment?

Related Topix: Japan, World News

Wed Sep 03, 2014

411mania.com

Did WWE Overstate Their Japan Tour Attendance Figures?

Did WWE Overstate Their Japan Tour Attendance Figures? Posted by Jeffrey Harris on 09.03.2014 Find out the more accurate numbers... - WWE's recent Japan tour was reportedly not as successful as originally thought. The WWE previously announced that the attendance figures for the two shows at Sumo Hall were 6,176 and over 12,000.

Comment?

Related Topix: Japan, World News

The Baltimore Sun

Backers of high-speed 'maglev' train to Washington claim $5 billion in funding

An investor group hoping to build a high-speed train capable of cutting the travel time between Baltimore and Washington to 15 minutes says it has lined up more than $5 billion in financial backing in a filing to state regulators.

Comment?

Related Topix: California High-Speed Rail, Japan, World News

Trend Hunter Magazine

Plywood Interior Residences - The House in Asahiku's Black Exterior is Misleading

Japanese studio Coo Planning has designed the 'House in Asahiku,' a residence in Osaka that features a somber ebony facade.

Comment?

Related Topix: Japan, World News

CBS News

Tiny invaders bring pain to popular Tokyo park

The Japanese capital's leafy Yoyogi Park boasts a running track, amphitheater, bird sanctuary, cycling course, dog run, three fountains, and it hosts a nonstop roster of festivals, concerts and flea markets, drawing over five million visitors a year, including many American tourists.

Comment?

Related Topix: World News, Japan, Asia,

Tue Sep 02, 2014

The Japan Times

Review: Lisa Loeb at Billboard Live

Everyone has probably heard at least one Lisa Loeb song, and most likely it was her debut single "Stay " - a worldwide hit exactly 20 years ago.

Comment?

Related Topix: World News, Japan, Family, Kids, Life, Hello Kitty, Hobbies

RF Globalnet

New Test Reveals Purity Of Graphene

Graphene may be tough, but those who handle it had better be tender. The environment surrounding the atom-thick carbon material can influence its electronic performance, according to researchers at Rice and Osaka universities who have come up with a simple way to spot contaminants.

Comment?

Related Topix: World News, Japan

The Japan Times

Sayuri Yoshinaga's film wins prize at Montreal festival

The movie "Fushigi Na Misaki No Monogatari" starring veteran actress Sayuri Yoshinaga has won the Special Grand Prix at the Montreal World Film Festival.

Comment?

Related Topix: Sayuri Yoshinaga, World News, Japan

Examiner.com

Nippon in New York: J-COLLABO Fall Fest, craft beer, the Joy of Sake, Akiko Yano

As the summer winds fade to fall colors, the weeks ahead are shaping up with these exciting events, ready to be enjoyed after Labor Day.

Comment?

Related Topix: New York, New York Government, Akiko, Jazz, World News, Japan, Sake, Drink

Kotaku

Heavy Metal Baby Is Totally Throwin' Up the Horns

"Where did you memorize that..." tweeted out new father Nao Hazuki, including a photo of his newborn daughter throwing the horns .

Comment?

Related Topix: Japan, World News

Mon Sep 01, 2014

Bloomberg

Asian Futures Mixed With Euro Holding Losses as Oil Drops

Asian index futures were mixed while the euro held near a one-year low versus the dollar with Japan to update on its monetary base today and Australia to kick off a week of central-bank reporting.

Comment?

Related Topix: Chicago, IL, World News, Japan, Life, Holidays, Labor Day, China

Bangkok Post

Thai AirAsia X launches Japan flights

Thai AirAsia X launched flight services between Bangkok and Japan on Monday amid an increase of Thai tourists coming to the country.

Comment?

Related Topix: Japan, Asia, World News,

Sun Aug 31, 2014

The Peninsula

Indian PM tours ancient Japanese city

KYOTO, Japan: India's new Prime Minister Narendra Modi toured the ancient Japanese city of Kyoto on Sunday, the second day of a visit intended to strengthen security and economic relations and counter a increasingly assertive China.

Comment?

Related Topix: World News, Japan, India, Canada

Hindustan Times

Fujifilm vs Ebola Japan giants turn hands to medicine

When Japan announced it was ready to supply a new drug to help combat the deadly Ebola virus, one unusual detail emerged -- it would be made by Fujifilm.

Comment?

Related Topix: World News, Japan, Asia, Science / Technology, Robots,

Sat Aug 30, 2014

The Japan Times

The Makioka Sisters

Junichiro Tanizaki may be best known for novels featuring protagonists with odd obsessions, but his masterpiece, family epic "The Makioka Sisters," has been hailed by many as Japan's greatest modern novel.

Comment?

Related Topix: Japan, World News

•••
•••
•••
•••
 
•••
•••
•••
•••