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Popular 'Evangelion' bullet train makes final run

May 13, 2018

Popular 'Evangelion' bullet train makes final run

A shinkansen featuring a design inspired by the popular Japanese animation series "Neon Genesis Evangelion" made its final run on Sunday, drawing throngs of fans to witness the last journey. Around 1,200 people, including anime fans and train enthusiasts, gathered on a platform at Shin-Osaka ...

Tacuba: Offering a fresh take on Mexican food

May 5, 2018

Tacuba: Offering a fresh take on Mexican food

by Erik Luebs

Everything about Jose Sanchez's new Osaka restaurant, Tacuba, emphasizes freshness. From the contemporary Mexican art on the walls to the open kitchen, and made-to-order prep area, there's a clean minimalism to the design that focuses attention on the restaurant's ingredients and preparation. While the style ...

U.S. man indicted for killing woman in Osaka

/ May 2, 2018

U.S. man indicted for killing woman in Osaka

Prosecutors indicted an American man Wednesday for killing a woman in Osaka in February. According to the indictment, Yevgeniy Vasilievich Bayraktar, strangled 27-year-old Saki Kondo at a condominium rented out to tourists on Feb. 16. The prosecutors charged him with injury resulting in death, not murder, ...

/ Apr 30, 2018

Osaka mom held in death of 2-year-old daughter

A woman was arrested Monday for allegedly killing her 2-year-old daughter by dropping her off the balcony of her Osaka apartment, the police said. Yoshimi Sekimoto, 31, is suspected of dropping her daughter Yuzuki from the fifth floor of the apartment building in Osaka's Sumiyoshi ...

Koreans in Japan rejoice over historic Kim-Moon summit

Apr 27, 2018

Koreans in Japan rejoice over historic Kim-Moon summit

As the leaders of the two Koreas on Friday crossed the border hand-in-hand, raising hopes for the reunification of the peninsula that has been divided for decades, Koreans living in Japan rejoiced over the first inter-Korean summit in nearly 11 years. About 40 Korean residents ...