Osaka group launches 'easy-matching' baby adoption website

Nov 23, 2016

Osaka group launches 'easy-matching' baby adoption website

A nonprofit organization in Osaka recently launched what it touts as an easy-matching adoption website, triggering criticism from experts that adoptions should be made more carefully. The group posts the age, job, place of domicile, annual income and assets of prospective parents on the ...

Trump finds supporter in 'fellow dictator' Hashimoto

Nov 16, 2016

Trump finds supporter in 'fellow dictator' Hashimoto

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The victory of Donald Trump in the U.S. presidential election has been greeted with concern and anxiety among political and business leaders, and the general public around the globe, who fear relations with Washington will worsen under his presidency. But at least one influential ...

Small town near Osaka turns to English to put itself on the map

Nov 10, 2016

Small town near Osaka turns to English to put itself on the map

A small town is hoping that teaching English to its young people will get it noticed, attracting a few of the many foreign tourists on their way to Osaka via the neighboring international airport. Elementary and junior high school students in Tadaoka, Osaka Prefecture, ...

Osaka's landmark Tsutenkaku tower turns 60

Oct 28, 2016

Osaka's landmark Tsutenkaku tower turns 60

Osaka celebrated the 60th anniversary of the Tsutenkaku tower on Friday as the landmark regained its popularity in recent years with a growing number of foreign tourists drawn to the retro allure of the relatively short observation tower. “I’m surprised to hear this tower ...