Kansai Scene Magazine


Independents' Day

Feature : It cannot be understated how big a mess was left when the Great Bubble of the Japanese economy burst in the 1990s. The conglomeration, iron-fisted control and do-it-for-the-team work ethic that raised to the nation to lofty new heights after the war also brought her low at the end of the 80s, when overpricing, poor decision-making and - to put it kindly - questionable accounting methods wiped out savings, and the real estate market, and perhaps reintroduced the idea that doing everything for the team isn't always such a hot idea.

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:: Online Articles


Independents' Day
Finding Kansai's microbreweries

:: special

What if ...
... Osaka had won its bid to host the 2008 Olympics?

:: culture

Standing tall
Drinking at tachinomiya

:: sports

Perpetual motion
The gentle art of footbag, aka hacky sack

:: travel

Go north ...
Tallinn and Saaremaa, Estonia

:: getaway

Obama backs Obama
Obama, Fukui

:: profile

In pursuit of peace
Dan Marlin

:: Kansai Listings


Up to date cinema listings guide so you always know what's on, where and when!

:: ART

Best exhibitions & listings


Best events & listings


Best gigs & listings


All the hot picks

:: Also in this month's mag

:: gouRmET giRl

Tonkatsu @ Katsukura


L&L Bar and Restaurant, Namba


Best festivals & listings


New releases


Best films & cinema listings


Bottoms ups!


Saddle up with the movie cowboys
Gadgets to watch stored digital contents on TV

:: uPdATE

Dancing in the streets ...
... and what it is all about!