Chapter 3 Whenever the railroad crossing gate hit his head, Franz felt right at home. Like a true local. The crossing gates came down often at the entrance to Happy Road Oyamadai. ...
"I swear there were two competing rajio taisō (literally, "radio exercises") groups in the park this morning."
Writer William Lang says the frankness and openness of Osakans is a common trait of the people he remembers from growing up in Glasgow.