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Osaka: Designated city in Kansai, Japan
Osaka is a designated city in the Kansai region of Honshu in Japan. It is the capital city of Osaka Prefecture and the largest component of the Keihanshin Metropolitan Area, the second largest metropolitan area in Japan and among the largest in the world with more than 20 million inhabitants.

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Japan to lift state of emergency for Osaka, nearby Kyoto, Hyogo

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Japan to lift emergency in western prefectures: NHK

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Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe lifted a state of emergency in large parts of the country on Thursday but said it would remain in place in Tokyo until the novel coronavirus is contained.
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Japan lifts state of emergency in most areas; Tokyo stays on alert: PM Abe

Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe lifted a state of emergency across a large part of the country on Thursday, but said the biggest urban centres of Tokyo and Osaka will remain under restrictions until..
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Osaka city to close kindergartens, elementary, junior high schools - Kyodo

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