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Osaka to Cut Sister-City Ties with San Francisco

Osaka will no longer use taxpayer funds for student and other exchange programs with San Francisco. The sister-city ties started in 1957. OSAKA (Jiji Press) — Osaka Mayor Hirofumi Yoshimura indicated Friday that the city will decide in [...]

Japan: Mannequin History Exhibition

Mannequins are the unsung heroes in fashion, designed on the whole to fade into the background to let the clothes sing. Having said that, an archaic mannequin is as instantly recognizable as the trends of yesteryear, which brings home just how much [...]

Robots Aren’t as Smart as You Think

As robots get good at mimicking human behavior, people can be deceived into thinking they have human intelligence. So let’s put them to the test. Angelica Lim writes:  A few years ago I met a robot in a Japanese-style café in Osaka. She wore a [...]