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Kansai International Airport in Izumisano, Osaka Prefecture. The upper limit on the number of takeoff and landing slots at the airport as well as Kobe Airport in Hyogo Prefecture will be raised in spring next year ahead of the 2025 World Exposition in Osaka.
BUSINESS / Companies
Jul 15, 2024
Kansai airports to increase takeoff and landing slots ahead of Osaka Expo
The increases at Kansai International Airport and Kobe Airport are to meet demand for air travel during the six-month event, which begins in mid-April 2025.
A 25-miligram bottle of muscle relaxant was discovered missing at Osaka City General Hospital on Friday when hospital officials performed a routine check of a safe that stores pharmaceuticals.
JAPAN / Crime & Legal
Jul 15, 2024
Muscle relaxant goes missing at Osaka hospital
The 25-miligram bottle of the drug, equivalent to 1½ times the lethal dose for an adult, was discovered missing during a routine check on Friday.
Sharp is soliciting applicants for an early retirement program at Sakai Display Products.
BUSINESS / Companies
Jul 13, 2024
Japan's Sharp to shed 500 jobs at Osaka plant via early retirement
The plant, run by wholly owned subsidiary Sakai Display Products, is set to discontinue production of large liquid crystal panels for television sets.
Kentaro Kitagawa
JAPAN / Crime & Legal
Jul 12, 2024
Ex-senior Japanese prosecutor indicted for sexual assault
He is suspected of sexually assaulting the woman at his then official residence while serving as the chief prosecutor of the Osaka district prosecutor's office.
Ongoing construction work for the 2025 Osaka Expo at Yumeshima, Osaka
Jul 10, 2024
47 nations to build own pavilions at Osaka Expo
Others have faced difficulties in securing deals with contractors mainly due to soaring prices of construction materials.
Omoide Yokocho in Shinjuku, Tokyo. According to data recently published by Mercer, Tokyo fell 30 places from 2023 and is now the 49th most expensive city in the world, just ahead of Houston.
BUSINESS / Economy
Jul 9, 2024
Tokyo is cheaper to live in than San Juan, according to global survey
The capital fell a full 30 places from 2023. It was No. 3 in 2020 and No. 1 as recently as 2012.
Himeji Castle in Hyogo Prefecture. The mayor of Himeji has suggested that foreign tourists pay four times more to enter the castle than the current ¥1,000 entrance fee.
Jul 8, 2024
Japan really should charge tourists four times more
The suggestion by a Kansai mayor that foreign visitors pay more for tourist attractions doesn't go far enough. The government should establish a nationwide policy.
Asuka was one of Japan's earliest imperial capitals before the court eventually decamped for other locales.
LIFE / Travel
Jul 6, 2024
Cycling through Asuka, the forgotten capital of ancient Japan
During the Yamato Period (300-710), this village was one of the earliest capitals of the nascent Yamato state, even meriting its own aptly named Asuka Period (552-645).
A man from North Africa (right) embraces his lawyer after a verdict was handed down by the Osaka District Court revoking a decision by immigration authorities not to grant him refugee status, in Osaka on Thursday.
JAPAN / Society
Jul 4, 2024
Osaka court recognizes gay African man as refugee
The court concluded that the plaintiff had been nearly killed by his family and could be harmed if he returns home.
Naomi Osaka reacts after losing a point against Emma Navarro during the second round of Wimbledon, in London on Wednesday.
Jul 4, 2024
Naomi Osaka focuses on Olympics after Wimbledon exit
The Japanese superstar, playing at the All England Club for the first time since 2019, went down 6-4, 6-1 in her second-round match on Centre Court in less than an hour.
A demonstration of a clear-screen translation system is conducted at a counter at Haneda Airport in Tokyo on Tuesday.
Jul 3, 2024
Clear-screen translation system is being tested at Tokyo's Haneda
The translation system is designed to rapidly provide information to foreign travelers and those with hearing difficulties.
Junya Ito in Reims, France in March.
Jul 2, 2024
Prosecutors likely to drop sexual assault case against Japan midfielder Junya Ito
Investigators have raised suspicions that the two women filed a criminal complaint based on false or incorrect accounts, sources said.
Naomi Osaka in action during her Wimbledon women's singles first round match against Diane Parry in Wimbledon, London, on Monday. Osaka won the match 6-1, 1-6, 6-4.
Jul 2, 2024
Osaka wins first match at Wimbledon since 2018
The player recovered from a break down in the final set to defeat Diane Parry of France.
The Economist Intelligence Unit’s 2024 Liveability Index gave Tokyo perfect scores for stability and health care.
BUSINESS / Economy
Jun 28, 2024
Osaka and Tokyo ranked as world’s ninth and 14th most livable cities
The Economist Intelligence Unit scores cities on the basis of education, stability, health care, culture, and the environment and infrastructure.
People protest near the Diet building in Tokyo in May 2020 against a bill to raise prosecutors’ retirement age.
JAPAN / Crime & Legal
Jun 28, 2024
Nondisclosure of prosecutor tenure extension records reversed
The case was in relation to a former head of the Tokyo High Public Prosecutor's Office.
Osaka Gov. Hirofumi Yoshimura, speaking in the city of Osaka on Thursday, explains his plan to propose measures to protect people from fraud.
JAPAN / Crime & Legal
Jun 28, 2024
Osaka governor eyes ban on mobile phone calls at ATMs
The proposal is part of an effort to protect elderly people from fraud.
A rendering of a life-sized Gundam model to be displayed at the 2025 Osaka Expo
Jun 27, 2024
Life-size Gundam to be displayed at 2025 Osaka Expo
The life-sized Gundam will be built with pieces from the Moving Gundam that was on display in Yokohama until March this year.
Kentaro Kitagawa
JAPAN / Crime & Legal
Jun 26, 2024
Former top Osaka prosecutor arrested for alleged sex crime
The high prosecutor's office did not reveal whether Kitagawa admitted to the allegation.
A sling pistol confiscated by Osaka police
JAPAN / Crime & Legal
Jun 24, 2024
Japanese police and experts seek regulations for sling pistols
Sling pistols are classified as harmful toys under Osaka Prefecture's juvenile protection ordinance, however they are available to purchase freely online.


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