• Advice Column

    Advice Column

    Your questions and concerns about living in Kansai answered by our experts Q. I’m worried about the upcoming cold and flu season. Do you have any advice? A. Although the best way to prevent the flu is to get the flu vaccine, it is not always perfect and sometimes people still catch it. The flu [&hellip

    By kansaiscene

  • Calling all green thumbs!

    Calling all green thumbs!

    Peace & Nature is holding its annual inekari (rice harvest) workshop in Ozo, Kobe on Sep 26 and you are invited to join them!

    By kansaiscene

  • Out & About

    Out & About

    A stunning photo from this year’s Kameraoke competition, taken at the Osaka Tenjin Matsuri by Sébastien Delbes. Send us your best seasonal shots to [email protected] and win a KS t-shirt if selected!

    By kansaiscene

  • Battle of the Bands voting begins

    Battle of the Bands voting begins

    Eight local bands have reached the second stage of the Kansai Music Conference Battle of the Bands contest and now it is over to you to cast your vote by checking out each band’s video clips on the KMC website. Your vote will help decide which final four will battle it out live during September’s [&hellip

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News

  • Out & About

    By: kansaiscene • In: News • On: Feb 01, 2016

    Sébastien Delbes: “This picture was taken in Hosen-in in Ohara (Kyoto pref.) in winter. It is less famous than Sanzen-in but very worth a visit too.” Send us your best seasonal shots to [email protected] and win a KS t-shirt if selected!

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  • Advice Column

    By: kansaiscene • In: News • On: Jan 13, 2016

    Your questions and concerns about living in Kansai answered by our experts Q.What should I look out for when buying Over-The-Counter (OTC) medicines in Japan? A.OTCs are useful for many everyday health issues. Painkillers, allergy medicine, cough medicine, antibiotic/antiviral ointment, or anti-inflammatory ointment; there are variety of medicines that can be useful. It is true that many OTCs in Japan are designed to be relatively low-dosage, but they are often sufficient enough to relieve minor symptoms. This does not mean that you can use more than instructed by the manufacturer. Until 2008 all OTCs were

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  • Advice Column

    By: kansaiscene • In: News • On: Nov 01, 2015

    Advice Column

    Your questions and concerns about living in Kansai answered by our experts Q. I’m worried about the upcoming cold and flu season. Do you have any advice? A. Although the best way to prevent the flu is to get the flu vaccine, it is not always perfect and sometimes people still catch it. The flu is different from a cold. It typically comes on suddenly. People who have the flu often exhibit some or all of the following symptoms: • chills or high fever • a cough • a sore throat • a runny or

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  • Calling all green thumbs!

    By: kansaiscene • In: News • On: Sep 07, 2015

    Calling all green thumbs!

    Peace & Nature is holding its annual inekari (rice harvest) workshop in Ozo, Kobe on Sep 26 and you are invited to join them!

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  • Kansai Music Conference

    By: CMM • In: News • On: Sep 05, 2015

    As part of the Kansai Music Conference this year (Sep 18–22), will be some live music and workshops held at the Osaka Museum of History. There will be live performances on a special stage in the atrium space between NHK and the museum and some great hands on workshops, including a drum clinic by Rony Afif from Lebanon. Music starts from 11am and workshops in the afternoon. Events are also being held at the Canadian Academy on Rokko Island and Hard Rock Cafe in Osaka on Mon 21st, and at IZNT in Sannomiya for the

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  • TELL Talkie Walkie

    By: kansaiscene • In: News • On: Sep 01, 2015

    Tokyo English Lifeline invites you to walk and talk with them for World Suicide Prevention Day. Many of us know someone who has been left behind by suicide. TELL’s second Talkie Walkie is an ideal opportunity to remember lives that have been lost, to talk about suicide, and to support suicide and awareness programs. It’s a community event that requires very little effort. You can plan your own walk or register for an existing walk. For information on registration and other details about the event, please visit the TELL Walk and Talk website. Sep

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  • Final Four Announced

    By: kansaiscene • In: News • On: Aug 01, 2015

    After a heated round of online voting, the final four bands have been chosen to battle it out live as part of the Kansai Music Conference. Congratulations to The Mist Acoustics, Sabado Boys Band, Contagion and Union Trouble. They will battle it out at IZNT in Kobe on Sep 19 so head out to show your support and help decide the winning act. kansaimusicconference.com

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  • Lego Center Now Open

    By: kansaiscene • In: News • On: Aug 01, 2015

    Looking for a fun indoor summer activity for the kids? Parents, kids and Lego fans across Kansai will be pleased to hear that the LEGOLAND® Discovery Center Osaka opened its doors a few months a go, right next door to the Kaiyukan Osaka Aquarium in the Tempozan Marketplace Building. The center offers hours of fun for all ages and includes a wonderful Lego brick diorama of Osaka’s landmarks – complete with Koshien, Dotonbori and Osaka Castle, an immersive 4D cinema attraction and lots and lots and lots of Lego bricks to keep little fingers amused

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  • Out & About

    By: kansaiscene • In: News • On: Aug 01, 2015

    Out & About

    A stunning photo from this year’s Kameraoke competition, taken at the Osaka Tenjin Matsuri by Sébastien Delbes. Send us your best seasonal shots to [email protected] and win a KS t-shirt if selected!

    Read More »
  • World Record Bon-Odori Attempt

    By: kansaiscene • In: News • On: Aug 01, 2015

    In celebration of 400 years since the Dotonbori area of Osaka was created, on August 16, 3,000 people will attempt to break the Guinness World Record for the largest Bon Odori Dance. Although entry for participants is closed, the event will likely be an amazing spectacle. So grab your cameras and head down to Dotonbori to see if they manage it. In order to successfully break the record, all dancers must perform in unison and so have had to learn and practice the dance using online videos. The fun starts from 5pm. www.dotonbori-bon-dance.jp/en

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