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Liam Carrigan

As a six year resident of Osaka, Liam Carrigan knows the city inside and out. He writes regularly for a number of other online and print publications across the world. Originally from Glasgow, Scotland, Liam first game to Japan in 2006. Liam graduated from Edinburgh Napier University in 2006 with a BA in Journalism. He believes a reporter’s first allegiance must always be to the truth, no matter how inconvenient that truth may be.
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Miyakojima Ward: Sun, Sakura and a Cold Beer!

Of all the summary articles I’ve written on the various places to visit in Osaka thus far, I’ll be honest and say that Miyakojima was the one I thought would prove to be the...

Nishinari Ward: The Dark Side of Osaka

Often portrayed as a venue for the less endearing elements of Japanese society, Osaka is considered by some to be inferior to its nearby neighbor and former imperial capital, Kyoto.

Asahi Ku: Osaka’s Gentler Side

Bordering the city of Moriguchi to the north of Osaka, Asahi ward is one of the more laid back, tranquil areas of the city. It is a far cry from the bright lights, fast...

Tennoji Ward: Where City and Nature Come Together

There are plenty of stories of urban renewal playing out all across Osaka these days. However, few places have seen as meteoric a rise in status over the last few...

Suminoe Ward: Sightseeing and Birdwatching by the Sea

Suminoe is, in terms of land mass at least, one of Osaka City’s biggest wards. It is also however, one of the least talked about. However, today, I hope to...

Minato Ward: Exploring Osaka’s Harbor District

Almost every major city in Japan has a Minato Ward of its own. Minato literally means “port” in Japanese, and so each coastal city in the country has one. However, there...

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