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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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Chuo Ward: The Beating Heart of Osaka

In Japanese, Chuo means middle, and indeed never has a city district been more appropriately named than Osaka’s own Chuo Ward. Positioned right in the center of the city, it takes...

Joto Ward: Fun For All Ages

Named for its close proximity to Osaka Castle (Joto literally means “to the east of the castle”), Joto ward is one of Osaka’s smaller districts. With Kyobashi on its border,...

Kita Ward: Osaka’s Mega Metropolis

For most visitors to Osaka, this is where it all begins. You step off the train at Osaka Station, wander out of the ticket gate, up the escalators and suddenly there...

Konohana Ward: Osaka’s Playground

There’s a lot to like about Osaka. The great food, the energetic nightlife, the friendly and entertaining demeanor of the locals. However, if you had to single out one particular attraction that draws more visitors,...

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...

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