Osaka, Japan’s gritty second city, suddenly finds itself amid Asia tourist boom

Amid the gloom and struggle that Osaka has gone through in recent years, a tourism boom has been an unexpected boon for Japan’s gritty second city. The commercial roots and boisterous and friendly people of Osaka and the surrounding Kansai region provide …
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