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Super Tamade! Osaka’s Balls-Out Supermarket Experience.

The first visit to any Japanese supermarket is always exciting. The abundance of the same foods you pay a fortune for back home; more varieties of mayonnaise than you can count. And... are those... tentacles? However, Osaka prefecture...

Love Thy Neighborhood: The Complex History of Osaka’s Nishinari District

At night, from atop the vertiginous heights of the Abeno Harukas mega-tower, the lights of Osaka shine to the horizon, almost into infinity. Highways glow with pulsing electricity, like arteries carrying the city's lifeblood from district to district. The Abeno tower is...