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An event at Nagoya Station on Thursday marks 500 days before the opening of the Osaka Expo.
Nov 30, 2023
2025 Expo ticket sales begin amid cost concerns
Some 30 countries have picked builders for the event but none has started construction.
Construction is underway at the venue for the 2025 Osaka Expo on Yumeshima, a man-made island, in the city of Osaka on Monday.
JAPAN / Society
Nov 29, 2023
Russia becomes latest country to pull out of Osaka Expo
The announcement is more bad news for the troubled event, which already faces pavilion construction delays, skyrocketing costs and little public support.
Prime Minister Fumio Kishida answers questions during an Upper House budget committee meeting on Monday.
Nov 28, 2023
Japan discloses extra ¥84 billion needed for Osaka Expo
Ministers told a parliamentary meeting that the government would need to pay more, partly to build the Japan pavilion at the expo venue.
Tigers players Kento Itohara (left), Fumihito Haraguchi (second from left), Ryutaro Umeno (third from left) and Suguru Iwazaki pose for photos during the team's victory parade in Kobe on Thursday.
BASEBALL / Japanese Baseball
Nov 24, 2023
Triumphant Tigers and Buffaloes hold parades in Kobe and Osaka
Around 1 million fans attended victory parades for the Tigers and Buffaloes in Kobe and Osaka on Thursday.
The health ministry's drug enforcement officials investigate a retailer in the city of Osaka on Friday.
JAPAN / Crime & Legal
Nov 21, 2023
Japan to ban marijuana-derived substance found in gummy candies
An expert panel at the health ministry decided to officially add the HHCH synthetic compound to a drug list, with the ban taking effect from Dec. 2.
Japan’s first trading of digital securities will begin next month in the form of security tokens issued by real estate firms.
Nov 21, 2023
Japan to start digital securities trading from December
The trading of security tokens issued by real estate firms Ichigo and Kenedix will begin on the Osaka Digital Exchange.
Overflowing trash next to a vending machine in the Asakusa district of Tokyo, which is popular with tourists, in March
JAPAN / Science & Health
Nov 18, 2023
Trash cans make techie comeback in Japan as tourists flood cities
This week, the tourist-heavy Dotonbori district in Osaka installed around 20 new technologically enabled garbage cans called SmaGO.
The Saitama leader of a rebellion (Gackt, center) decides to unite the citizens of his home prefecture by creating a sea and beach for the area in “Fly Me to the Saitama II.”
Nov 16, 2023
‘Fly Me to the Saitama II’: Silliness abounds but the laughs do not
Hideki Takeuchi’s sequel to his award-winning hit comedy treads familiar and ridiculous ground, but it’s just not as funny as the first film.
Police try to control the crowd in the city of Osaka after the Hanshin Tigers won the Japan Series baseball championship on Nov. 5.
Nov 14, 2023
Civil servants face different treatment at Kansai baseball parades
Kobe and Hyogo government workers working at the parades will be treated as being on duty, but those of the Osaka governments will not be.
Construction is underway in Yumeshima, a man-made island in Osaka Bay, to be the venue for the 2025 World Exposition in Osaka.
Nov 14, 2023
Mexico and Estonia withdraw from 2025 Osaka Expo
Rising construction costs are weighing on overseas participants planning to build their own pavilions.
Police examine the area near an apartment complex in Osaka where a woman was injured and a knife-carrying man was shot by an officer on Monday.
JAPAN / Crime & Legal
Nov 13, 2023
Knife-wielding man shot by police in Osaka after attack
The man was shot while wielding two kitchen knives in the wake of an altercation at an apartment building in which a woman was injured.
Construction at the site of the 2025 Expo, which is due to open in April 2025, on Yumeshima island, an area of reclaimed land in Osaka.
Nov 10, 2023
Mexico among the nations mulling withdrawal from 2025 Osaka Expo
The latest development comes as the building of pavilions by overseas participants has been slower than anticipated amid rising construction costs.
Naomi Osaka, seen during the 2020 Tokyo Olympics, will make her return to the WTA Tour at the Brisbane International.
Nov 10, 2023
Naomi Osaka to make return at Brisbane International
The four-time Grand Slam winner made her last appearance in a WTA tournament at the Pan Pacific Open in Tokyo in late September 2022.
A man dressed as Kentucky Fried Chicken founder Colonel Sanders jumps into the Dotonbori River in Osaka after the Hanshin Tigers won the Japan Series.
PODCAST / deep dive
Nov 9, 2023
Japan’s 'four-eyed tax hiker' and the curse of Colonel Sanders
Baseball writer Jason Coskrey and editor Joel Tansey discuss the Hanshin Tigers’ Japan Series victory; Gabriele Ninivaggi explains how the prime minister hopes to get a home run with his tax plan.
Land Minister Tetsuo Saito (center right) visits Yumeshima, the venue for the 2025 Osaka-Kansai Japan Expo, on Nov. 3.
JAPAN / Politics
Nov 9, 2023
Troubled 2025 Osaka Expo could see further cost increases
Amid numerous challenges, Osaka officials hope no further discussions on increasing the budget of the troubled event will be needed.
Asahanshin Torakichi's ring name is nod to the Osaka native's favorite baseball team, the 2023 Japan Series champion Hanshin Tigers.
Nov 8, 2023
Tigers’ triumph resonates in a sumo world full of Kansai natives
As Hanshin fans celebrate a long-awaited championship, it's timely to look back at what sumo looked like when Hanshin last won it all in 1985.
Hanshin Tigers fans celebrate the team's first Japan Series title in 38 years on Sunday.
Nov 6, 2023
Osaka erupts in celebration as Tigers win Japan Series
A heavy police presence made sure that incidents after past Tigers’ successes would not be repeated.
The support rate for Prime Minister Fumio Kishida's Cabinet has fallen to a fresh low of 28.3%.
JAPAN / Politics
Nov 6, 2023
Support for Kishida's Cabinet at record low of 28%
The approval rate dropped from 32.3% marked in October, the previous record low, while the disapproval rate rose to a record high of 56.7%.
DJ Soda
Nov 3, 2023
South Korea's DJ Soda drops case over groping at Japan event
The disc jockey agreed to a settlement without monetary compensation as she felt the alleged gropers had expressed remorse.
Industry minister Yasutoshi Nishimura and Hanako Jimi, minister for the World Expo 2025, have said that inflated expenses for the expo venue's construction are inevitable for a successful event given soaring material and labor costs.
JAPAN / Politics
Nov 2, 2023
Japan OKs construction budget of up to ¥235 billion for Osaka Expo
The cost will be split among the central government, the Osaka prefectural and city governments, and the business community.


Yoshiko Koide sits in a classroom at Nagoya College where she teaches a Japanese-language observation seminar.
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