Japan submits Osaka's bid to host 2025 world expo

Sep 26, 2017

Japan submits Osaka's bid to host 2025 world expo

The government on Monday submitted a bid for Osaka to host the 2025 world exposition to the Bureau International des Expositions in Paris. The bid presents a new model for the event by proposing the use of technologies including virtual reality and artificial intelligence. The ...

Osaka man arrested for stabbing a woman and her daughter

/ Sep 14, 2017

Osaka man arrested for stabbing a woman and her daughter

A 48-year-old man was arrested Thursday on suspicion of fatally stabbing a woman and seriously injuring her 4-year-old daughter in Osaka Prefecture, investigators said. Shigenobu Kobayashi, who lived with Megumi Futase, 35, allegedly stabbed her and her daughter Wakaha with a kitchen knife at a ...

Kagoikes indicted over fresh fraud charges

/ Sep 11, 2017

Kagoikes indicted over fresh fraud charges

A special investigation team from the Osaka District Public Prosecutor's Office has indicted Yasunori Kagoike, the former head of scandal-tainted school operator Moritomo Gakuen, and his wife, Junko, on fresh fraud charges. The indictments are for defrauding the Osaka Prefectural Government and Osaka Municipal Government ...

Osaka sushi chain replaces rice with radish to cut down on the carbs

Aug 30, 2017

Osaka sushi chain replaces rice with radish to cut down on the carbs

Conveyor belt sushi chain Kurasushi will offer a low-carbohydrate sushi-like dish using Japanese daikon in place of orthodox vinegared rice, its operator said Tuesday. Osaka-based Kura Corp. hopes to attract consumers who are limiting their intake of rice and other carbohydrates as the new dish ...