Kansai Scene Magazine


Japan politics 101

Feature : The news in the last six months has been full of the razzmatazz and drama of the US general election but Japan might be having one of its own - except it might not. At the time, the resignation of Yasuo Fukuda was dubbed by the press a surprise, though in choosing that word they might have trying to convince themselves.

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:: Online Articles


Japan politics 101
Get clued in for the next election

:: culture

Pop culture hit list
Kansai in the arts and media

:: places

Minami walking tour
Taking in the south slowly

:: update

Who's afraid of the big, bad fish?
Eating Fugu dishes

:: travel

A voyage through the Inside Passage
Amazing Alaska

:: getaway

In praise of autumn
Get out and see the colours

:: film

15th Osaka European Film Festival

:: 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

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:: lAnGuAGE

Talking politics


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:: PRoFilE

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