It might be unsentimental and driven by commerce, with no real headline attraction, but vibrant Osaka is becoming a world player in its own way. While the old men's noodle shops still do a roaring trade, the creative scene is promoted in cafés and bookshops, street fashion remains homegrown, and design ventures that began here tend to stay.
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