COLUMNS & LOCAL VOICES

LOCAL VOICES

 
  • A creative force for CHANGE!

    The creative energy here inspires change, creating innovation and motivation for everyone.

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  • A dynamic melting pot

    Osaka is a very large, metropolitan, and comfortable city. It has efficient transportation and beautiful views, but I think what sets it apart is the people. The people are incredibly friendly, they are always interested in people who are different.

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  • A great city to stay out and proud!

    Osaka is more and more becoming a friendly and welcoming place for LGBTQ+ people, so as an openly gay man I feel more and more comfortable being out and proud as gay.

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  • A place full of ADVENTURES

    Osaka is a place where there is a lot to discover. There are a lot of small places I’ve never been to that surprise me every day.

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  • A place I call my second HOME

    I have lived in Osaka for 6 years, and sometimes I feel like I really was raised here. I am home.

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  • A place where I can be myself!

    I’ve been in Osaka since 2018, but I lived here for one year when I was in university as an exchange student at Kansai Gaidai University. I liked it so much that I moved here after living in Fukuoka for four years.

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  • Delicious! (the Food & People)

    I live in Kobe nearby, but I come into Osaka for two things: the food (like the cafes, restaurants, and especially the ramen) and the parties! Osaka has a lot of great things, but those are the two things get me to come visit all the time.

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  • Friendly, fun and foodie!!

    I think the people of Osaka are friendly, especially the foreign community. It’s fun, you can go to any place and you’ll find something that’s happening.

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  • The end of the rainbow

    For me, Osaka feels like the end of the rainbow in the sense that it is the place where I settled. But Osaka is also historically the end of the silk road.

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  • The Heartbeat of Japan

    Osaka to me feels like a second home. Tokyo may be the capital, but Osaka feels like the heart of Japan.

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  • Warm and Welcoming

    Osaka has so much to offer. While Kyoto is a very traditional city, it also has a metropolitan feel, but Osaka in particular feels like an even bigger mix of traditional and modern, with its traditional spots, and even bigger temples like this one [Shiten

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