For the Osaka Police Department, the close ties between Shimada and the current governor posed a problem.
But a recent court decision in Osaka may make the police here reverse course in the unpopular dance club crackdown.
Since launching in 2008, the rubber duck project has traveled to Osaka, Sydney, Sao Paolo, and Amsterdam.
Misao lives in Osaka and remains in good health, surrounded by six great-grandchildren.
A new bridge has been built near the town of Osaka, which can be seen with the hills and pine-trees in the distance.
Next day, from early dawn, the streets of Osaka were full of movement and mirth.
In Osaka and other cities the ravages by fire are being taken advantage of to replace the alleys with wide streets.
The advance-guard of the enemy had been seen at Soumiossi; that is, but a few leagues from Osaka.
The people, like their neighbours of Osaka, are full of manufacturing energy.
The fleet was taking in stores at Osaka; it was not yet ready to sail.