National / Crime & Legal Feb 22, 2021

Osaka firm accused of helping Vietnamese work illegally

An Osaka-based company and its owner have been accused of hiring Vietnamese who overstayed their visas because they were unable to return to their home due to the coronavirus pandemic, investigative sources said Monday. Police referred those involved to prosecutors without detaining them on suspicion ...

Quiet luxury in lesser-known Kansai

Travel Jul 5, 2019

Quiet luxury in lesser-known Kansai

by Kit Nagamura

The Kansai area — think Kyoto, Osaka and surrounds — has some of the country's best anaba (little-known spots) where you can encounter the rich depths of Japanese culture, minus the crowds. Reserve one of these nine luxuriously uncrowded options to take your travels ...