[ oh-sah-kuh; Japanese aw-sah-kah ]


  1. a city on S Honshu, in S Japan.


/ əʊˈsɑːkə /


  1. a port in S Japan, on S Honshu on Osaka Bay (an inlet of the Pacific): the third largest city in Japan (the chief commercial city during feudal times); university (1931); an industrial and commercial centre. Pop: 2 484 326 (2002 est)

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“Just to be on the court playing against her, for me, is a dream,” Osaka said.

Some kind of match was not on, as from there, Osaka won the last eight points to drop the curtain.

Since then, the admiration has been mutual, even as Osaka has risen to No.

In these eight Grand Slam losses, she faced two notably elite servers in Osaka and Plíšková.

Djokovic was quarantined in Adelaide under less restrictive conditions along with Williams, Osaka and the sport’s top stars.

But a recent court decision in Osaka may make the police here reverse course in the unpopular dance club crackdown.

Misao lives in Osaka and remains in good health, surrounded by six great-grandchildren.

Since launching in 2008, the rubber duck project has traveled to Osaka, Sydney, Sao Paolo, and Amsterdam.

For the Osaka Police Department, the close ties between Shimada and the current governor posed a problem.

Osaka used to be the emporium of all the inland commerce, and was considered the pearl of Japanese cities.

You can see countless streams coming from the mountains, and flowing into Odawarra, on which Osaka is situated.

The Asahi-shimbun was one of the principal Japanese illustrated daily papers, printed and published at Osaka.

We had come to Osaka on our way back from Nara, and we again return to Kioto, which we left three days ago.

In the dawn we saw the white walls of the castle of the city of Osaka, and ran across its many bridges, all silent in the morning.


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