Osaka Castle (大坂城 or 大阪城, Ōsaka-jō?) is a Japanese castle in Chūō-ku, Osaka, Japan. The castle is one of Japan's most famous, and played a major role in the unification of Japan during the sixteenth century of the Azuchi-Momoyama period.
Namba Parks, located in Osaka, Japan, was named as one of four outstanding developments selected as a winner of the Urban Land Institute’s (ULI) 2009 Awards of Excellence: Asia Pacific competition. Designed by The Jerde Partnership, Namba Parks sits
Real life Hobbit pub opens in New Zealand. The Green Dragon Pub at Hobbiton, near Matamata in the North Island of New Zealand, was originally built as part of the set for The Hobbit but was opened to the public as a licensed pub in late November.
Kokura Castle in Kitakyushu, Japan was built by Hosokawa Tadaoki in It was the property of the Ogasawara clan between 1632 and The castle was burnt down in 1866 in the war between the Kokura and Chsh clans.