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【2016.12.22】

Number of overseas travelers to Osaka rises to record high

 The Osaka Convention & Tourism Bureau (OCTB) announced that the estimated number of overseas tr...
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【2016.12.22】

Kyoto ranked second best city in the world—its highest ranking ever—in a survey by a U.S. travel magazine

 Readers of an American travel magazine, Condé Nast Traveler—arguably one of the world&...
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【2016.12.22】

[Columns]Castles are in vogue.Become castle lords to support Kumamoto Castle.

   An unprecedented increase in the number of inbound tourists to Japan has rekindled inte...
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【2016.11.21】

[Columns]Hino-cho, home of the original variety of hinona, and its growing number of hinona producers are busy preparing for another hinona season

 Pickled hinona is a popular autumn and winter side dish in many Kansai region homes. This delicious...
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【2016.11.21】

Kansai specialties recommended for international visitors by the Kansai Economic Federation

 Kansai Economic Federation (Kankeiren) has published its “Hanayaka Kansai Selection 2016,&rdq...
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【2016.11.21】

Miyazu Bay and Ine Bay in Kyoto Prefecture join the Most Beautiful Bays in the World Club

 Miyazu and Ine Bays in Kyoto Prefecture joined the Most Beautiful Bays in the World Club, a UNESCO-...
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【2016.10.24】

[Columns]Sovereign Education from Elementary School

 “Sovereign education” (civic and voter education) has been receiving particular attenti...
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【2016.10.24】

Kyoto taxies specializing in foreign tourists accept ICOCA and other transportation IC Cards

 A taxi stand for “foreigner-friendly taxies,” the first such service in Japan aimed at ...
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【2016.10.24】

RIKEN and Osaka University succeed in accurate prediction of “guerrilla rainstorms,” using the K computer

 A research group including the RIKEN Advanced Institute for Computational Science (AICS) (Kobe City...
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【2016.10.24】

Vast Umekita Garden opens on the north side of Osaka Station for a limited period

 A vast garden park called Umekita Garden has opened for a limited period in the second development ...
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