Doll makers decry USJ's use of traditional dolls in haunted house

National Oct 19, 2016

Doll makers decry USJ's use of traditional dolls in haunted house

An association of Japanese doll manufacturers has expressed its displeasure with Universal Studios Japan, in Osaka, saying the American film studio theme park is tarnishing the image of traditional dolls by using them in a haunted house attraction. The Tokyo-based group said Tuesday it sent ...

No shortage of things to do in Osaka on Halloween

Lifestyle Oct 29, 2015

No shortage of things to do in Osaka on Halloween

by Keijiro Ohata

The Internet ate up pictures of the crazy costumes in Shibuya last year, but Tokyoites aren't the only ones enjoying Halloween in Japan. While the tentacles of terror haven't completely made their way into the countryside, Osakans have definitely welcomed the holiday and you can ...

Kansai proves no barrier to travel

Travel Feb 7, 2015

Kansai proves no barrier to travel

by Suzanne Kamata

Having planned a family trip from our home in Tokushima Prefecture to Kobe and Osaka, we packed our 14-year-old daughter's wheelchair in the car and took the highway to Awaji Island. By flashing our daughter's red techo (an identification card for individuals with disabilities available ...