Osaka travel agency offers Muslim-friendly Japan tours

Aug 12, 2016

Osaka travel agency offers Muslim-friendly Japan tours

A travel agency based in Osaka city is offering tours catering specifically to Muslim visitors — a growing segment of inbound travelers from abroad — featuring a visit to a mosque, halal food and an attendant who adheres to Islam. Miyako International Tourist Co. ...

Osaka children's hospice aims for everyday normalcy

Jul 15, 2016

Osaka children's hospice aims for everyday normalcy

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Tsurumi Children’s Hospice opened its doors in the city of Osaka in April to provide young people with serious medical conditions and disabilities a place to play and spend quality time with their families outside their homes. Unlike a typical palliative care institution for ...

Jul 8, 2016

Inmates on hunger strike at Osaka immigration detention center

Fourteen inmates in an Osaka immigration detention center are on hunger strike over what they call “inhumane conditions” including poor medical care, drawing fresh attention to the country’s detention system. The detainees launched their hunger strike at the center on Monday over the rejection ...

Jul 5, 2016

Many Osaka companies bracing for negative Brexit impact

A survey by the Osaka Chamber of Commerce and Industry found that more than half of the responding member firms doing business overseas think Britain’s exit from the European Union will negatively affect their operations. Thirty-seven of the 62 respondents expressed worry about the ...