Jun 21, 2016

Osaka 3-year-old killed by air bag deployment: police

The death of a 3-year-old girl caught up in a traffic accident in Osaka in February appears to have been caused by the vehicle’s air bag, police said Tuesday. The girl died from a chest injury after her 30-year-old mother crashed their minivehicle into ...

Jun 16, 2016

Japan man arrested for killing father with chopstick

An Osaka man who stabbed his father to death with a chopstick was arrested on Thursday, police said. Michikazu Ikeuchi, 51, admitted that he stabbed his 80-year-old father in the throat with a 30-centimeter-long wooden cooking chopstick on Wednesday night after a quarrel at ...

Osaka woman, father fatally stabbed; boyfriend suspected

Jun 13, 2016

Osaka woman, father fatally stabbed; boyfriend suspected

A 42-year-old woman and her father were fatally stabbed at their home in Osaka Prefecture on Monday, with police saying the victim’s boyfriend who later committed suicide was likely responsible. The police said the boyfriend was found dead in a hospital parking lot two ...

100 years of fermenting miso in Osaka

May 20, 2016

100 years of fermenting miso in Osaka

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Miso paste varieties developed in Osaka more than a century ago remain popular not only among local people but also in prestigious restaurants and hotels across Japan, where soup made from the fermented soybean paste is a daily staple. Wooden barrels containing various types ...

The many portraits of an artist as a young, and older, man

May 17, 2016

The many portraits of an artist as a young, and older, man

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As photographer Yasumasa Morimura has predominantly made his name since 1985 in eccentric self-portraiture involving impersonations of famous people, his current exhibition is conceptually and structurally all autobiography. It is a tale serially told through chapters with a beginning, middle-stage developments and a seemingly ...