Magic, Mime, and all that GEAR

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Magic, Mime, and all that GEAR

Not a play, not a musical, not a circus - but somewhere in between! Gear up for a truly magnificent display of mime, magic, juggle and dance with GEAR. ...

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Rethinking the Swastika

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Rethinking the Swastika

Westerners often associate the swastika with a dark past, but the same symbol brings good vibes and positive meanings to Buddhists, and is ubiquitous across Japan and other parts of Asia...

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Conjuring the Supernatural

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Conjuring the Supernatural

August is known as the month when Japanese spirits are at their most restless, and there’s a centuries-old game designed to go hand-in-hand with this time of year. Play if you dare...

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Relax, Refresh, Explore

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Relax, Refresh, Explore

Wilderness trails, riverside walks, bridge crossings, lily pond picnics, and ice cream on paddle boats – a Katano Hills day trip is an adventurous way to get back to nature this summer...

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The Feasts and Fortunes of Glitzy Kitashinchi

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The Feasts and Fortunes of Glitzy Kitashinchi

An elite entertainment district in the heart of Osaka, Kitashinchi is quirky, kitsch and classy all at once. Narrow streets brightly lit with neon signs and flashing billboards, it’s a place that wants your curiosity to get the better of...

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Bar Chatter

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Bar Chatter

Japanese phrases to help you navigate the Japanese bar scene and make sure you get what you ordered. ...

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Features »

Rethinking the Swastika

August 1, 2014, Comments Off

Rethinking the Swastika

Westerners often associate the swastika with a dark past, but the same symbol brings good vibes and positive meanings to Buddhists, and is ubiquitous across Japan and other parts of Asia...

Conjuring the Supernatural

Conjuring the Supernatural

August 1, 2014, Comments Off

Relax, Refresh, Explore

Relax, Refresh, Explore

August 1, 2014, Comments Off

Made in Kansai »

Making a fine point

October 1, 2013, Comments Off

Making a fine point

In Sakai, the knives are a cut above. KS meets the men whose handiwork helps world-class chefs earn their stars...

Sweet success is in store

Sweet success is in store

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New take on an ancient tradition

New take on an ancient tradition

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Tiny traditions kept alive in carving

Tiny traditions kept alive in carving

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Travel »

Horsing around Mongolia

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Horsing around Mongolia

Traipsing along the trails of bears, hoofing through the “Vulture Canyon” and descending the Pass of Certain Death; Horseback adventures in the...

Travels with Chari for Charity

Travels with Chari for Charity

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One heavenly bus deal

One heavenly bus deal

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Food & Drink »

Brunch with Punch

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Brunch with Punch

As July brings on its warm weather and sunny weekends, it’s time to sit back and take it easy with some Osaka-style brunching...

Three Quick Bites

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Lounging around at Little Long Beach

Lounging around at Little Long Beach

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Kansai’s sake sommelier

Kansai’s sake sommelier

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Film »

Lupin III

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Lupin III

Ryuhei Kitamura, Action, Aug 30 Starring: Shun Oguri, Tetsuji Tamayama, Go Ayano, Meisa Kuroki, Tadanobu Asano A movie four years in the making, fans...

Into the Storm

Into the Storm

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Homefront

Homefront

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Lucy

Lucy

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News »

Strange Happenings

Strange Happenings

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Adventures in Kitashinchi

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Reader’s Photo

Reader’s Photo

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Five Things to Know about Whiskey

Five Things to Know about Whiskey

July 1, 2014, Comments Off

KS International Party

KS International Party

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Business »

Just a Phone Call Away

Just a Phone Call Away

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Cream of the Crop

Cream of the Crop

July 1, 2014, Comments Off

From books to bento boxes

From books to bento boxes

June 1, 2014, Comments Off

Art SoHo style

Art SoHo style

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The muso’s new best friend

The muso’s new best friend

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