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US cities fail to make the list of best places to live in the world – Osaka is the only Asian city

  • The Economist Intelligence Unit (EIU) released this year's Global Liveability Index, with Osaka, Japan, being the only Asian city ranked as one of the world's top 10 best places to live in.
  • The index, which was released last week, placed Osaka, the capital city of Japan’s Osaka Prefecture with a population of over 2 million, in the No. 10 spot, tying with Melbourne, Australia.
  • The Japanese city received a score of 100 for stability, healthcare and education but received a score of 83.1 for culture and environment, which resulted in its No. 10 spot.
  • The EIU added 33 new cities to its liveability ranking, with one-third of the 173 scored cities located in China.
  • U.S. cities are nowhere to be found on the top 10 list of best cities in the world to live in.

The Economist Intelligence Unit (EIU) has released this year’s Global Liveability Index, with Osaka, Japan, being the only Asian city ranked as one of the world’s top 10 best places to live in.

The index, placed Osaka, the capital city of Japan’s Osaka Prefecture with a population of over 2 million, in the No. 10 spot, tying with Melbourne, Australia.

Japanese man, 47, is living his dream after marrying his favorite idol, 20

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  • A Japanese man by the name of Mitsuo had his dreams turned into reality when he married his favorite idol, Yuki Tomoe, who is 27 years his junior.
  • Tomoe debuted in 2020 as a new member of an Osaka-based idol group at the age of 17 after being a substitute member previously.
  • Mitsuo, who was 44 at the time, was immediately struck by Tomoe at the time of her debut and decided to support her when he saw her performances, which he described as being “amazing and very cute.”
  • As a devoted fan, Mitsuo would make the weekly trip to Osaka from Oita to see Tomoe perform, a commute that takes five hours by train and eight hours by car.
  • Despite a 27-year age gap, the two happily recounted their story together, having tied the knot in April of this year.
  • Tomoe frequently serenades her husband who can be seen sitting front row at their home performances, waving a glowstick.

A Japanese man by the name of Mitsuo had his dreams turned into reality when he married his favorite idol, Yuki Tomoe, who is 27 years his junior. 

Tomoe debuted in 2020 as a new member of an Osaka-based idol group at the age of 17 after being a substitute member previously. Mitsuo, who was 44 years old at the time, was already a fan of the group and was immediately struck by the new addition. 

Japanese man loses USB drive containing personal info of 460,000 residents after drunken night out

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  • A Japanese man lost two USB sticks containing the personal information of nearly half a million residents after a night out.
  • After spending several hours drinking at a restaurant, the man passed out on the street and awoke to find that his bag and USB sticks were missing.
  • The flash drives contained personal information including names, birth dates, home addresses, bank account numbers and tax details.
  • The USB sticks were recovered on Friday outside an apartment building.

Following a night out drinking and passing out on the street, a Japanese man woke up to find that his bag containing two USB sticks with the personal information of nearly half a million residents went missing.

On Tuesday evening, the unnamed man, said to be in his 40s, spent several hours drinking at a local restaurant in Suita of northern Osaka, Japan, shortly before passing out on the street. When the man regained consciousness, he found that his bag and USB sticks were missing, reported NHK per BBC. 

10-Year-Old Japanese Girl Becomes the Youngest Professional Go Player in the World

Sumire Nakamura is now set to become the youngest Japanese Go player in history when she makes her official debut as a professional on April 1st.

Nakamura, who will turn 10 in march, will hold the record as the youngest professional Go player when she starts off her career on April 1st. She will take the record from the previous holder, Rina Fujisawa, who became a professional player in 2010 at the age of 11, according to Reuters.

Takoyaki Stand Explodes in Sales After Owner Starts Cosplaying

The food and beverage industry is so competitive that some owners decide to go the sexy route to boost sales, but a takoyaki stand in Osaka, Japan, went with a more creative approach by using cosplay to attract customers.

For Yukio, the owner of a takoyaki stand called Goonies — a reference to the 1985 movie “The Goonies” — in Osaka’s Nipponbashi district, dressing up in colorful costumes of known or obscure anime characters is a surefire way to generate buzz…and sales.

Teen Sues Osaka Government for $19,000 After Forcing Her to Dye Her Natural Brown Hair to Black

An 18-year-old Japanese woman is now suing the Osaka prefecture government for forcing her to dye her naturally brown hair to black, which resulted to irritation on her scalp.

Multiple applications of the chemicals for the dye had caused a severe reaction on her scalp, giving her rashes as well as damaged hair, according to Japan Times. The student, who is left unnamed because she is still considered as a minor in the country, is looking to sue the Osaka government for 2.2 million yen ($19,300) for the damages.