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Japan firm apologises to Naomi Osaka ad after 'whitewash' spat

Apo - Japanese noodle-maker Nissin apologised Thursday for an "anime" advert featuring Naomi Osaka, the tennis star said Thursday, after the firm's portrayal of the half-Haitian player with pale skin sparked accusations of "whitewashing".

Japan's second city Osaka says no to flamboyant mayor's reforms

Toukyo - The people of Japan's second city Osaka narrowly voted down Sunday a plan to streamline governance that its flamboyant mayor said would enable the city to emerge from Tokyo's shadow, according to election board figures.

Op-Ed: Filmmaker who documents Taiji dolphin drives detained in Osaka

Osaka - BBC filmmaker and personal friend Martyn Stewart has been detained at Kansai Airport in Osaka on his way to document the dolphin drives that take place in Taiji, Japan. Stewart, known for his powerful filming, is being accused of eco-terrorism.

Photo Essay: Views of Osaka, city of bridges and waterways Special

Osaka - The Okawa River is one of the most scenic waterways flowing through the central area of Osaka. A cruise on the river provides a great opportunity to appreciate the unique scenery of downtown Osaka, the city of water, from a different perspective.

Get the naming rights to Izumisano for $1.25 billion

Osaka - For those that have at least $1 billion to blow, the municipal government of Izumisano is offering the city's naming rights for at least that amount.

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Izumisano  Japanese city
Izumisano, Japanese city
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Walking through the Dotonbori Osaka  Japan
Walking through the Dotonbori Osaka, Japan
10 000 amateur chorus singers perform Ode to Joy
10 000 amateur chorus singers perform Ode to Joy
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