dmmurray

After studying Japanese at the University of Edinburgh and spending a year in Kyoto as an exchange student, DM Murray has lived and worked in and around Osaka for over four years. Other than writing, DM translates from Japanese to English, particularly in film subtitles, and has worked as an English teacher in Osaka and other parts of the Kansai area.
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Osaka history series (3 of 6)- Political History of Osaka

The Osaka area has been settled since early Japanese history, becoming the site of port towns and a key location for trade while the nation was still in its infancy. Now, it...

Osaka history series (2 of 6)- Cultural History of Osaka

Popular ideas about the culture of Osaka often include food such as takoyaki and okonomiyaki, major comedy acts, and sport teams like the Hanshin Tigers. While...

Osaka history series (1 of 6)- Social History of Osaka

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