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 ...

Sakai city launches English website to boost specialty knife exports

National Jan 21, 2016

Sakai city launches English website to boost specialty knife exports

Sakai city's Industrial Promotion Center (IPC) has launched an English-language website selling nearly 200 types of specialty steel cooking knives from the region amid growing interest in the signature product. The site includes videos of traditional forging and grinding processes to craft the blades, along ...