May 28, 2015

Universal Studios Japan plots return to TSE

The operator of Universal Studios Japan in Osaka has applied to return to the Tokyo Stock Exchange six years after the theme park’s delisting, sources familiar with the matter said Thursday. If approved, USJ Co.’s market capitalization will likely be several hundred billion yen, ...

Man pleads guilty to random killings in Osaka in 2012

May 25, 2015

Man pleads guilty to random killings in Osaka in 2012

A man charged with killing two people in Osaka three years ago pleaded guilty as his trial started Monday, after the proceedings had been delayed so he could undergo two rounds of psychiatric evaluations. Kyozo Isohi, 39, told the Osaka District Court he stabbed ...

May 22, 2015

Four Club World Cup matches to be held in Osaka

Club World Cup matches will be played in Osaka for the first time as the tournament returns to Japan after two-year absence in December, the Japan Football Association said Friday. Yanmar Stadium Nagai, boasting a capacity of over 47,000, will host four games, including ...

May 18, 2015

What now for Osaka, Hashimoto?

The failure of Osaka Mayor Toru Hashimoto's effort to reorganize Japan's second largest city will have major repercussions that extend to national politics.