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Osaka Castle (Ōsaka-jō)
Osaka Castle (Ōsaka-jō)
Location in Japan
Location in Japan
Osaka railway station
Osaka railway station
The Osaka Tower (Tsūtenkaku)
The Osaka Tower (Tsūtenkaku)

Osaka City Sound  listen? (大阪市; Ōsaka-shi) is the third-largest city in Japan, with a population of 2.7 million. However, its day time (9am–5pm) population is second in Japan after Tokyo. Image File history File links Download high resolution version (1250x1509, 391 KB) Osaka Castle Osaka Osaka Prefecture Japan I took this photo. ... Image File history File links Download high resolution version (1250x1509, 391 KB) Osaka Castle Osaka Osaka Prefecture Japan I took this photo. ... Osaka Castle Osaka Castle (大阪城; ÅŒsaka-jō) is a castle in Chuo-ku, Osaka, Japan. ... Download high resolution version (647x702, 61 KB) Wikipedia does not have an article with this exact name. ... Download high resolution version (647x702, 61 KB) Wikipedia does not have an article with this exact name. ... Osaka Aquarium File history Legend: (cur) = this is the current file, (del) = delete this old version, (rev) = revert to this old version. ... Osaka Aquarium File history Legend: (cur) = this is the current file, (del) = delete this old version, (rev) = revert to this old version. ... Osaka Aquarium Kaiyukan (海遊館 Kaiyūkan, literally playing in the Sea Pavilion) is one of the largest aquariums in the world. ... Download high resolution version (1280x960, 233 KB)Osaka Station Photography person : MASA Photography day :April, 2003 This image has been released into the public domain by the copyright holder, its copyright has expired, or it is ineligible for copyright. ... Download high resolution version (1280x960, 233 KB)Osaka Station Photography person : MASA Photography day :April, 2003 This image has been released into the public domain by the copyright holder, its copyright has expired, or it is ineligible for copyright. ... Image File history File links Download high resolution version (900x2266, 563 KB) South side of tower. ... Image File history File links Download high resolution version (900x2266, 563 KB) South side of tower. ... Osaka Tower (通天閣 Tsūtenkaku, or Tower Reaching Heaven) is a well-known landmark of Osaka, Japan. ... To play the audio file do not click on the -image. ... Image File history File links Ja-Osaka. ... This article is about the Japanese municipality system. ... The modern skyline of Tokyo is highly decentralized. ...


The city is located on the main island of Honshu, at the mouth of the Yodo River on Osaka Bay (in the Kansai region). It is one of Japan's major industrial centers and ports, as well as the capital of Osaka Prefecture and a central part of the Osaka-Kobe-Kyoto metropolitan area, which has a population of 17,510,000. todo mal de [ [ Shikoku ] ] a través del [ [ mar interior ] ], y noreste de [ [ Kyushu ] ] a través del [ [ estrecho de Kanmon ] ]. Es la séptima isla más grande, y la segunda isla populosa en el mundo después de [ [ Java (isla)|Java ] ] (véase [ [ lista de las islas de la población ] ]). < style=float del div... The Seta River (also redundantly Setagawa River Japanese: 瀬田川 Seta-gawa) is the principal river in the Osaka Prefecture of Honshu island, Japan. ... Satellite photo of northern Osaka Bay Osaka Bay (大阪湾 Osaka-wan) is a bay in western Japan. ... The Kansai region (関西) of Japan, also known as the Kinki region (近畿地方; Kinki-chihō), lies in the middle of Japans main island, Honshu. ... ÅŒsaka Prefecture (大阪府 ÅŒsaka-fu) is part of the Kinki region on Honshu island, Japan. ... ÅŒsaka-Kōbe-Kyōto is the name of a metropolitan area that is centered around the cities of Osaka in the Osaka prefecture, Kobe in the Hyogo prefecture, and Kyoto in the Kyoto prefecture. ...

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History

Osaka city was named originally Naniwa and appears in early Japanese historical documents. Emperor Kōtoku made this area his capital, and named it Naniwa-no-miya (The Capital of Naniwa). It has always been a vital connection, by land and sea, between Yamato (modern day Nara Prefecture), Korea, and China. Settsu, a former province of Japan, consisted of the northern part of modern Osaka prefecture and the seaside part of Hyogo Prefecture. Naniwa is an old name of Osaka, Osaka prefecture, Japan. ... ... Yamato (大和) is a province of Japan, which covers area of present Nara Prefecture. ... Nara Prefecture (奈良県; Nara-ken) is part of the Kinki region on Honshu Island, Japan. ... Korea (한국/韓國/Hanguk, used by South / ì¡°ì„ /朝鮮/Joseon, used by North) is a formerly unified country, situated on the Korean Peninsula in northern East Asia, bordering on China to the northwest and Russia to the north. ... Categories: Japan geography stubs | Old provinces of Japan ... Hyōgo Prefecture (兵庫県 Hyōgo-ken) is located in the Kinki region on Honshu island, Japan. ...


In 1496 the Jodo Shinshu Buddhist sect set up their headquarters, the heavily fortified Ishiyama Honganji temple, in Ishiyama, today a part of Osaka. In 1576, Oda Nobunaga started a siege of the temple that went on to last for four years. The monks finally surrendered in 1580, the temple was razed and Toyotomi Hideyoshi took the place for his own castle, Osaka Castle. Events January 3 - Leonardo da Vinci unsuccessfully tests a flying machine. ... Jōdo ShinshÅ« (淨土眞宗 True Pure Land School), also known as Shin Buddhism, is a branch of Pure Land Buddhism derived from the teachings of the Japanese ex-Tendai preacher Shinran. ... Events May 5 - Peace of Beaulieu or Peace of Monsieur (after Monsieur, the Duc dAnjou, brother of the King, who negotiated it). ... Oda Nobunaga Oda Nobunaga (織田 ä¿¡é•·   Oda Nobunaga?, June 23, 1534 - June 21, 1582) was a major daimyo during the Sengoku period of Japanese history. ... Events March 1 - Michel de Montaigne signs the preface to his most significant work, Essays. ... Hideyoshi in old age. ... Osaka Castle Osaka Castle (大阪城; ÅŒsaka-jō) is a castle in Chuo-ku, Osaka, Japan. ...


Osaka was called Ōzaka (大坂) from the middle ages until the premodern period. In the beginning of Meiji Era the government renamed the city to Ōsaka, which remains its name today. In those days Osaka was the second largest city of Japan and economically the most important, because most of the important markets, rice, exchange and so on were there. See: Meiji Restoration, the revolution that ushered in the Meiji Era Meiji Era - the period in Japanese history when the Meiji Emperor reigned Emperor Meiji of Japan - Mutsuhito, the Meiji Emperor, who reigned during Meiji Era Meiji University - University in Tokyo. ...


The modern city was designated on September 1, 1956 by government ordinance. September 1 is the 244th day of the year (245th in leap years). ... 1956 was a leap year starting on Sunday of the Gregorian calendar. ... A city designated by government ordinance, or Government Ordinance City (政令指定都市 seirei shitei toshi) is a Japan that has a population greater than 500,000 and important economic and industrial functions, and that is considered a major city in Japan. ...


Attractions

Central Osaka is divided into two sections: Kita (north) and Minami (south). The retail district of Umeda is located in Kita, while the entertainment area around Dotonbori Bridge with its famous giant motorised crab, Triangle Park and Amerikamura ("America Village") is in Minami. Minami is also home to the Shinsaibashi and Tenjinbashi shopping districts. The central business district, including the courts and major banks, is primarily located in Yodoyabashi and Hommachi, between Kita and Minami. Business districts have also formed around the city's secondary rail termini, such as Tennoji Station and Kyobashi Station. This page is a candidate to be moved to Wiktionary. ... Compass rose with north highlighted and at top North is one of the four cardinal directions, specifically the direction that, in Western culture, is treated as the primary direction: north is used (explicitly or implicitly) to define all other directions; the (visual) top edges of maps usually correspond to the... Categories: Move to Wiktionary | Stub ... A compass rose with South highlighted South is most commonly a noun, adjective, or adverb indicating direction or geography. ... In commerce, a retailer buys goods or products in large quantities from manufacturers or importers, either directly or through a wholesaler, and then sells individual items or small quantities to the general public or end user customers, usually in a shop, also called store. ... Osaka Station South Gate Umeda Shinmichi Umeda (梅田) is a commercial district in Kita-ku Osaka, Japan, best known as the citys main northern railway terminus (Osaka Station, Umeda Station). ... Entertainment is an amusement or diversion intended to hold the attention of an audience or its participants. ... Amerikamura (アメリカ村, American Village) is a small entertainment/retail area of Minami in Osaka, Osaka prefecture, Japan. ... Shinsaibashi is a district of Osaka, Japan known as the citys main shopping center. ... Tennoji Station1 Tennoji Station2 Tennoji Station(天王寺駅, Tennōji-eki) is a train station on the JR-West Osaka Loop Line, Hanwa Line, Yamatoji Line, Osaka Municipal Subway Midosuji Line, and Tanimachi Line in Tennoji-ku, Osaka, Japan, and Tennoji-eki-mae Station(天王寺駅前駅, Tennōji-eki-mae-eki) is a train... Stations with the name Kyobashi (京橋駅; -eki) are located in: Osaka: Kyobashi Station Tokyo: Kyobashi Station (Tokyo_Metro_Ginza_Line) ...


Osaka is known for bunraku (traditional puppet theatre) and kabuki theatre, and for manzai, a more contemporary form of stand-up comedy. Tourist attractions include: Bunraku (文楽) is a form of traditional Japanese puppet theater. ... The Kabukiza in Ginza is one of Tokyos leading kabuki theaters. ... Manzai (漫才) is a style of stand-up comedy in Japan, where two performers—a straight man (tsukkomi) and a funny man (boke)—trade jokes at great speed. ... Richard Pryor hits the money line A stand-up comedian or stand-up comic is someone that performs in comedy clubs, usually reciting a fast paced succession of amusing stories, short jokes and one-liners, typically called a monologue. ... A tourist boat travels the River Seine in Paris, France Tourism can be defined as the act of travel for the purpose of recreation, and the provision of services for this act. ...

Osaka Castle Osaka Castle (大阪城; ÅŒsaka-jō) is a castle in Chuo-ku, Osaka, Japan. ... Osaka Aquarium Kaiyukan (海遊館 Kaiyūkan, literally playing in the Sea Pavilion) is one of the largest aquariums in the world. ... A 335,000 US gallon (1. ... Binomial name Rhincodon typus Smith, 1828 The whale shark (Rhincodon typus) is a large, distinctively marked member of the subclass Elasmobranchii of the class Chondrichthyes. ... TsÅ«tenkaku, south side, day Shinsekai (新世界), New World in English, is an old neighbourhood located in the south of Osakas downtown or Minami (Minami meaning south). ... Osaka Tower (通天閣 Tsūtenkaku, or Tower Reaching Heaven) is a well-known landmark of Osaka, Japan. ... Six Flags New England, an amusement park in Springfield, Massachusetts. ... Universal Studios logo This article is about the Universal Studios movie studio and Universal Hollywood Amusement park. ... Festival Gate is an amusement park in Osaka, Osaka, Japan. ... Flush toilet A toilet is a plumbing fixture primarily intended for the disposal of bodily wastes such as urine and feces. ... Osaka Castle Osaka Castle (大阪城; ÅŒsaka-jō) is a castle in Chuo-ku, Osaka, Japan. ... Sumiyoshi Park (住吉公園 Sumiyoshi Kōen) is the oldest park in Osaka, Osaka prefecture, Japan. ...

Transport

Kansai International Airport is the main airport: it is a rectangular artificial island which sits off-shore in Osaka Bay and services Osaka and its surrounding satellite cities of Nara, Kobe and Kyoto. Kansai is the geographical term for the area of western Honshu surrounding Osaka. The airport is linked by a bus and train service into the centre of the city and major suburbs. Satellite photo of Kansai Airport (lower-right island) in Osaka Bay. ... Before Mexico City, Tenochtitlan was an artificial island of 250,000 (Dr Atl) Dejima, not allowed direct contact with nearby Nagasaki Formoza (Gdynia) An artificial island is an island that has been formed by human, rather than natural means. ... Nara (奈良市; -shi) is the capital city of Nara Prefecture in the Kansai region of Japan, near Kyoto. ... Port Tower at night Kōbe (Japanese: 神戸市; -shi) is a city in Japan, located on the island of Honshu. ... This page is about the city Kyoto. ... The Kansai region (関西) of Japan, also known as the Kinki region (近畿地方; Kinki-chihō), lies in the middle of Japans main island, Honshu. ... TheBus, established by Mayor Frank Fasi, is Honolulus only public transit system. ... There are various types of trains designed for particular purposes, see rail transport operations. ...


Osaka International Airport in Itami and Toyonaka still houses most of the domestic service from the metropolitan region: its proximity to the Osaka, Kobe, and Kyoto city centers outweighs its noise restrictions. Osaka International Airport (Japanese 大阪国際空港, Ōsaka Kokusai Kūkō) (IATA airport code: ITM, ICAO airport code: RJOO) is the primary domestic airport for the Kansai region of Japan, including the major cities of Osaka, Kyoto, and Kobe. ... Itami (Japanese: 伊丹市; -shi) is a city located in Hyogo, Japan. ... Toyonaka (豊中市; -shi) is a city located in Osaka, Japan. ...


Besides the subway system there is a network of both JR and private lines connecting the suburbs of the city, and Osaka to its neighbours. Keihan and Hankyu line connect to Kyoto, Hanshin and Hankyu line connect to Kobe, the Kintetsu line connects to Nara and Nagoya, and the Nankai line to Wakayama. This page refers to urban rail mass transit systems. ... Approximate areas that the JR Hokkaido, JR East, JR Central, JR West, JR Shikoku, and JR Kyushu Companies cover. ... Categories: Railway companies of Japan | Rail stubs ... Hankyu Railway (阪急電鉄, HankyÅ« Dentetsu) is a Japanese private railway that links major cities in the Kansai region. ... Hanshin Umeda Station Hanshin Electric Railway Co. ... The Kōbe Line (阪急神戸線, HankyÅ« Kōbe sen) is run by Hankyu Railway and links Osaka and Kobe. ... The Kintetsu Corporation (近畿日本鉄道株式会社 Kinki Nippon Tetsudō Kabushiki Gaisha), better known as Kintetsu (近鉄), is Japanese largest private railway company. ... Nagoya Castle in June of 2004. ... Categories: Osaka | Railway companies of Japan | Rail stubs ... Template:Wakayama infobox Wakayama (和歌山市; -shi) is the capital city of Wakayama Prefecture in the Kansai region of Japan. ...


Wards

Osaka has 24 wards (ku): A ku (区), translated as ward, is a district in a large Japanese city. ...

  • Abeno-ku
  • Asahi-ku
  • Chuo-ku
  • Fukushima-ku
  • Higashinari-ku
  • Higashisumiyoshi-ku
  • Higashiyodogawa-ku
  • Hirano-ku
  • Ikuno-ku
  • Joto-ku
  • Kita-ku
  • Konohana-ku
  • Minato-ku
  • Miyakojima-ku
  • Naniwa-ku
  • Nishi-ku
  • Nishinari-ku
  • Nishiyodogawa-ku
  • Suminoe-ku
  • Sumiyoshi-ku
  • Taisho-ku
  • Tennoji-ku
  • Tsurumi-ku
  • Yodogawa-ku

Abeno-ku is a ward of Osaka City. ... Osaka Castle Chuo (中央区; -ku) is a ward in Osaka, Japan. ... Higashiyodogawa (東淀川区; -ku) is a ward of the city of Osaka in Osaka Prefecture, Japan. ... Kita (北区; -ku) is a ward of the city of Osaka in Osaka Prefecture, Japan. ... Minato (港区; -ku) is a ward in Osaka, Japan, on Osaka Bay. ... Naniwa (浪速区; -ku) is a ward in Osaka, Japan. ... Nishinai (西成区, -ku) is often regarded as Osakas inner-city slum, with its high-density low-income housing, large transient and immigrant population and sometimes unsanitary conditions. ... Tennoji (天王寺区; -ku) is a ward in Osaka, Japan. ...

Demography

As of 2003, the city has an estimated population of 2,624,129 and the density of 11,857.79 persons per square kilometre. The total area is 221.30 km². 2003 is a common year starting on Wednesday of the Gregorian calendar. ... Population density can be used as a measurement of any tangible item. ...


The people of Osaka speak a dialect of standard Japanese called Osaka-ben, characterised, most prominently amongst other particularities, by the use of the suffix hen instead of nai in the negative of verbs. Kansai-ben (Japanese: 関西弁, -ben dialect) is a distinct group of related Japanese dialects found in the Kansai region of Japan. ...


Osaka people are considered by other Japanese to be rowdy and boisterous with a robust and coarse sense of humour, befitting people engaged in the commercial life of the region. Compare to American stereotypes of New Yorkers. Humour (Commonwealth English) or humor (American English) is the ability or quality of people, objects or situations to evoke feelings of amusement in other people. ... Midtown Manhattan, looking north from the Empire State Building, 2005 New York City (officially named the City of New York) is the most populous city in the United States, and is at the center of international finance, politics, entertainment, and culture. ...


About 118,000 foreign residents are registered in the city. Its 96,000 Korean residents are mainly concentrated around Ikuno Ward, where a famous Korean town, Tsuruhashi, is included.


Economy

Historically, Osaka was the center of Japanese commerce, especially in the middle and premodern ages. Today, many major companies have moved their main offices to Tokyo, especially from the end of 1990s, but several major companies are still based in Osaka. Below are some of the companies based in Osaka. The modern skyline of Tokyo is highly decentralized. ...


Major companies based in Osaka

In addition, Matsushita (Panasonic) is based in nearby Kadoma, Sanyo is based in nearby Moriguchi, Daihatsu Motor is based in nearby Ikeda and Nintendo is based in nearby Kyoto. Daimaru (大丸) is a corporation that operates department stores throughout Japan. ... Hankyu Railway (阪急電鉄, HankyÅ« Dentetsu) is a Japanese private railway that links major cities in the Kansai region. ... Hanshin Umeda Station Hanshin Electric Railway Co. ... Itochu (OTC:ITOCY)formerly C.ITOCHU is a japanese general trading (sogo shosha)concern based in Osaka, Japan, ITOCHU (In Kanji: 伊藤忠) was founded in 1958 by Chubei Ito. ... Kansai Electric Company is a company that serves electricity to the Kansai region. ... Keyence is a brand developed by Keyence Corp of Japan, with a worldwide industrial recognition. ... rapi:t train (50000 series) Nankai Namba Station & Takashimaya Osaka Department Store Nankai Electric Railway Co. ... Nissin Food Products (日清食品 Nisshin Shokuhin) is the name of a company in Japan that makes instant ramen noodles. ... Roland EXR-3 Keyboard Roland Corporation is a manufacturer of electronic musical instruments, electronic equipment and software. ... Sharp Corporation (シャープ株式会社 Shāpu Kabushiki Gaisha) is a Japan-based electronics manufacturer, founded in 1912. ... Suntory (サントリー) is a Japanese brewing and distilling company. ... Namba Station and Takashimaya Osaka Department Store Takashimaya Co. ... West Japan Railway Company (西日本旅客鉄道株式会社 Nishi Nihon Ryokaku Tetsudô Kabushiki Gaisha), commonly known as JR-West (JR西日本 JR Nishi Nihon), is one of JR companies in Japan that covers western Honshu. ... Logo for the Panasonic brand Matsushita Electric Industrial Co. ... Kadoma (門真市; -shi) is a city located in Osaka, Japan. ... SANYO Electric Co. ... Categories: Cities in Osaka Prefecture | Japan geography stubs ... Daihatsu (ダイハツ) is a Japanese manufacturer of cars, especially compact/small cars. ... Ikeda may refer to: Ikeda, Osaka Ikeda, Hokkaido This is a disambiguation page — a navigational aid which lists other pages that might otherwise share the same title. ... Nintendo (Japanese: 任天堂; TSE: NTDOY) was originally founded in 1889 by Fusajiro Yamauchi to produce handmade hanafuda cards, for use in a Japanese playing card game of the same name. ... This page is about the city Kyoto. ...


Culture

As Osaka has always been the centre of commerce, people from Osaka have a reputation of being very good businessmen. On top of this they are popularly considered to be some of the most outgoing Japanese people. Their dialect, "Osaka-ben", has become the standard for stand-up comedians and actors often train in the dialect so they can be seen as even funnier on the stage.


Food from Osaka is said to be Japan's best. Osaka regional cuisine includes okonomiyaki (a type of pancake), takoyaki (octopus dumplings), udon (a noodle dish), as well as regional sushi and other traditional Japanese foods. Though natto, a dish of sticky, fermented beans, is enjoyed in other parts of Japan, it is not widely eaten in Osaka, which illustrates key differences in the regional palate. It is said that to succeed in the Osaka food service business, the food must taste above-average, have larger servings than normal, be inexpensive and fast. A man prepares modanyaki in a restaurant in Hiroshima, Japan Cheese (above) and Shrimp Okonomiyaki fully seasoned with Okonomiyaki sauce, mayonaisse, katsuobushi and aonori in Osaka, Japan Okonomiyaki (お好み焼き) is a type of Japanese pan-fried batter cake with various ingredients. ... Square takoyakiki with 16 molds Takoyaki (たこ焼き, タコ焼き or 蛸焼き, literally fried or baked octopus) is a popular Japanese dumpling made of batter, octopus, tenkasu, pickled ginger, konnyaku, and leek, topped with okonomiyaki sauce, green laver (aonori), and mayonnaise. ... Families 14 in two suborders, see text. ... Dumplings may be any of a wide variety of dishes, both sweet and savoury, in several different cuisines. ... Kake Udon Udon (Japanese: うどん, rarely 饂飩 or 餛飩; Chinese: 烏冬, or often 烏冬麵) is a type of thick wheat-based noodle popular in Korean and Japanese cuisine. ... Sushi variations with Kanji names behind. ... There are many views of what is fundamental to Japanese cuisine. ... Natto eaten on top of rice is always stirred before consumption Nattō (納豆) is a traditional Japanese food product made from fermented soybeans, popular especially at breakfast. ...


Being a big, business-based city, Osakans are thought of as always being in a rush. People consider a waiting period of more than 5 minutes too long in most cases. They apparently also walk the fastest in Japan - at an average speed of 1.6 metres per second (surpassing even Tokyoites who also walk fast at 1.56 metres per second). They are known for jumping lanes and running yellow lights when driving. The modern skyline of Tokyo is highly decentralized. ...


One difference between the Osaka region and the rest of Japan is that it is customary in Osaka to stand on the right side of the escalator and allow people to pass on the left. In Tokyo and other parts of Japan, the opposite custom holds sway. While the difference is arbitrary, it is also emblematic of the iconoclastic reputation that Osaka has within Japan.


Although it is thought that Tokyo is the fashion centre of Japan, fashion experts say Osaka is where the big trends actually start. Because people from Osaka are more likely to live with their families, they are likely to spend their higher disposable income on clothes. The modern skyline of Tokyo is highly decentralized. ...


Sister Cities

Sister Cities of Osaka include San Francisco, Sao Paulo, Chicago, Shanghai, Melbourne, St. Petersburg, Milan, and Hamburg. This page is a candidate for speedy deletion. ... This article is about the Brazilian state, São Paulo. ... Chicago, colloquially known as the Second City and the Windy City, is the third-largest city in population in the United States and the largest inland city in the country. ... Shanghai (Chinese: 上海; pinyin: ; Shanghainese IPA: ), situated on the banks of the Yangtze River Delta, is Chinas largest city. ... The City of Melbournes coat of arms Melbourne is the capital and largest city of the state of Victoria, and the second largest city in Australia (after Sydney), with a population of 3,600,650 in the Melbourne metropolitan area (June 2004) and 61,670 in the City of... Saint Petersburg (Russian: Санкт-Петербу́рг, English transliteration: Sankt-Peterburg), colloquially known as Питер (transliterated Piter), formerly known as Leningrad (Ленингра́д, 1924–1991) and Petrograd (Петрогра́д, 1914–1924), is a city located in Northwestern Russia on the delta of the river Neva at the east end of the Gulf of Finland... Location within Italy Piazza della Scala Milan (Italian: Milano; Milanese dialect: Milán) is the main city in northern Italy, and is located in the plains of Lombardy, the most populated and developed Italian region. ... Position of Hamburg in Germany Hamburgs central broadway Jungfernstieg at the Alster lake, between 1900 and 1914 This article is about the city in Germany. ...


In fiction

  • Mitsune Kono from Love Hina is from Osaka.
  • In the 2005 version of War of the Worlds, Ogilvy mentions to Ray Ferrier that some people in Osaka managed to defeat the invaders.
  • Osaka is the nickname for the spacy, distant, Osaka native high schooler, "Ayumu Kasuga", from the manga/anime, Azumanga Daioh.

Love Hina manga, volume 1 (North America English version) Love Hina (ラブひな Rabu Hina) is a popular manga (and anime) series by author Ken Akamatsu. ... The title Earl of Airlie was created in the Peerage of Scotland in 1586 for James Ogilvy. ... Azumanga Daioh Azumanga Daioh (あずまんが大王 Azumanga Daiō) is a manga by Kiyohiko Azuma that was made into an anime in 2002. ...

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