Chu Matsuda

Osaka General Medical Center, Ōsaka, Ōsaka, Japan

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    ABSTRACT: A regimen of capecitabine plus oxaliplatin(XELOX)has becomeoneof thestandard postoperativeadjuvant chemotherapies for colon cancer. However, few tolerability studies have been conducted in Japan. In this study, we retrospectively examined treatment continuation and the adverse events that occurred during 8 courses of postoperative adjuvant chemotherapy with XELOX in 21 patients with colorectal cancer who had undergone curative resection. The completion rate for 8 courses of treatment with XELOX was 71.4%, while the median relative dose intensities of capecitabine and oxaliplatin were 85.0% and 75.0%, respectively. Although the incidence of subsequent Grade 3 or higher hand-foot syndromewas 14.3%, therateof peripheral neuropathy was 0%. Our hospital had a high rate of XELOX treatment continuation, suggesting that XELOX adjuvant chemotherapy would be well tolerated in clinical practice as well.
    Gan to kagaku ryoho. Cancer & chemotherapy 06/2014; 41(6):743-747.
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    ABSTRACT: We report a case of advanced gastric cancer successfully treated with preoperative S-1/Lentinan (LTN)chemotherapy followed by curative gastrectomy. The patient was a 75-year-old man with right hypochondralgia. Endoscopic examination revealed a huge type 2 gastric cancer in the middle body of the stomach. Abdominal computed tomography (CT) revealed multiple perigastric lymph node metastases and bulky para-aortic lymph node metastases. The clinical diagnosis was cT 4N3M1( LYM) with cStage IV. We thought a complete resection would be difficult, so he was treated with S-1( 80 mg/m2 day 1-28/q6w) and LTN (2 mg weekly) in May 2010. After 3 courses, the primary lesion was markedly reduced, and gastric endoscopic biopsy showed no malignant lesion. After 4 courses, abdominal CT showed no lymph node swelling at the perigastric and para-aortic areas. After 5 courses, distal gastrectomy with D2 lymphadenectomy was performed. The histological diagnosis was ypT2( MP) N0M0, Stage IB. Histological features of the primary tumor and lymph nodes were judged to be Grade 2 and Grade 3, respectively. After surgery, S-1/LTN treatment was continued for 1 year. During this period, there were no serious adverse events. The patient has been in good health without recurrence for 28 months after surgery.
    Gan to kagaku ryoho. Cancer & chemotherapy 11/2013; 40(12):2200-2.
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    ABSTRACT: We report the case of a patient with paclitaxel (PTX) -resistant recurrent gastric cancer who was effectively treated with S-1 plus docetaxel( DOC). A 62-year-old woman underwent total gastrectomy for Stage IV advanced gastric cancer (type 4, por 2>sig, pT4a (SE), pN3a, pP1, CY1) in 2009. Although S-1 was administered as first-line chemotherapy, recurrent peritoneal metastasis was diagnosed 22 months after surgery. S-1 plus irinotecan (CPT-11) was administered as second-line chemotherapy, and this was followed by weekly PTX (80 mg/m2) as third-line chemotherapy. However, computed tomography (CT) showed increased ascites and peritoneal wall thickening in the pelvis. As the tumor proved resistant to PTX, making the treatment ineffective, S-1( 80 mg/m2, day 1-14, q3w) plus DOC( 40 mg/m2, day 1, q3w) was initiated. Two months later, the ascites and peritoneal wall thickening in the pelvis disappeared. Twelve months after initiation of S-1 plus DOC chemotherapy, no sign of recurrence has been noted.
    Gan to kagaku ryoho. Cancer & chemotherapy 11/2013; 40(12):2259-61.
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    ABSTRACT: Purpose: Public knowledge-based application for paclitaxe(l PAC) has been approved for advanced or recurrent esophageal cancer. We investigated the feasibility of weekly PAC chemotherapy as a second-line or subsequent regimen for metastatic or recurrent esophageal cancer. Materials and methods: Patients received PAC( 100 mg/m2 intravenously) on days 1, 8, 15, 22, 29, and 36 of each 8-week period. We analyzed the toxicity and efficacy in 6 patients treated with the weekly PAC chemotherapy. Results: Grade 3-4 toxicities were neutropenia, leukopenia, and anemia. Two patients had stable disease and 2 had progressive disease. Conclusion: By managing the side effects, weekly PAC therapy is considered a feasible regimen that can be administered on an outpatient basis.
    Gan to kagaku ryoho. Cancer & chemotherapy 11/2013; 40(12):2118-20.
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    ABSTRACT: Purpose: We investigated the background factors, histopathological results, and prognosis of patients with gastrointestinal neuroendocrine tumors. Materials and methods: The medical records of 42 patients with gastrointestinal neuroendocrine tumors who were diagnosed and treated at our hospital from 2002 to 2012 were collected and retrospectively reviewed. Result: The ratio of male to female patients was 29:13; the mean age was 66.1 years. The tumors were located in the esophagus( 2 patients), stomach( 13 patients), duodenum( 9 patients), colon( 1 patient), and rectum( 18 patients). Regarding the depth of the tumor, invasion of the submucosa( SM) was observed in 26 patients; invasion of the muscularis propria( MP), in 1 patient; invasion of the subserosa( SS), in 3 patients; penetration of the serosa( SE)( AD), in 1 patient, invasion of the adjacent structures( SI)( AI), in 3 patients; and the extent of tumor invasion was unknown in 1 patient. Patients who experienced relapse had a poor prognosis, and all the patients died.
    Gan to kagaku ryoho. Cancer & chemotherapy 11/2013; 40(12):2448-50.
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    ABSTRACT: We report a case of human epidermal growth factor receptor(HER)2-positive advanced gastric cancer successfully treated with a combination of capecitabine, cisplatin(CDDP), and trastuzumab as first-line chemotherapy. A 66-year-old woman diagnosed as having advanced gastric cancer underwent chemotherapy after abdominal computed tomography (CT)revealed multiple metastases to the liver, lung, lymph nodes, and peritoneum. Histopathological examination indicated a type 3, tub1, cT3(SS), N3, H1, P1, M1(LYM, PUL), cStage IV gastric tumor. Because overexpression of HER2 protein was observed in primary tumor immunostaining, combination therapy of capecitabine+CDDP+trastuzumab was administered as first-line chemotherapy. After 4 courses, CT scans revealed decreased primary tumor size, liver lesion, lymph nodes, and elimination of the lung lesion, thereby suggesting a partial response(PR). The grade 3 adverse events were neutropenia, anemia, and anorexia. After discontinuation of CDDP because of elevation of serum creatinine levels, combination therapy with capecitabine and trastuzumab was continued.
    Gan to kagaku ryoho. Cancer & chemotherapy 11/2013; 40(12):2253-5.
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    ABSTRACT: Objective: Based on the results of the X-ACT study, capecitabine has become one of the standard postoperative adjuvant chemotherapies for colon cancer. However, few studies of tolerability have been conducted in Japan. Method: In this study, we retrospectively examined treatment continuation, and the adverse events that occurred during eight courses of postoperative adjuvant chemotherapy with capecitabine, in 34 patients with colon cancer who had undergone curative resection. Result: The completion rate for eight courses of treatment with capecitabine was 79. 4%(27 of 34 subjects), the median relative dose intensity was 94. 4%(13% to 106%), and the proportion of subjects with relative dose intensity B 60% was 82. 4%(28 of 34 subjects). The following Grade 3 or higher adverse events were reported: hand-foot syndrome, in 11. 8%(4 of 34 subjects); mucositis oral, in 2. 9%(1 of 34 subjects); diarrhea, in 2. 9%(1 of 34 subjects); and glans penis ulcer, in 2. 9%(1 of 34 subjects). Conclusion: In our hospital, a high rate of capecitabine treatment continuation comparable to that reported in the X-ACT study was obtained, suggesting that capecitabine adjuvant chemotherapy would be well tolerated in clinical practice as well.
    Gan to kagaku ryoho. Cancer & chemotherapy 03/2013; 40(3):327-330.
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    ABSTRACT: There is no standard therapy for advanced gastric cancer patients who had already failed treatment with major anti-cancer drugs including fluoropyrimidine, cisplatin, taxans, and irinotecan. We report the results of treatment with capecitabine and cisplatin(XP)after the failure of all other conventional therapies. A total of five advanced gastric cancer patients were treated. The median age was 59 years(range, 46-76); there were 3male and 2 female patients; performance status was 0/1/2: 2/2/ 1 patients, respectively. The median duration from start of first-line chemotherapy to XP was 653 days(range, 372-1,107). Three patients were treated after fourth-line therapy and two patients after fifth-line therapy. All of the patients had received S-1, cisplatin, irinotecan, paclitaxel, and docetaxel previously. Patients received 80mg/m2 of cisplatin intravenously on day 1, and 1,000mg/m2 of capecitabine orally twice a day from day 1 to day 14 followed by a 7-day rest period. Treatment courses were between 2 to 5. Median time to progression was 107 days. Median overall survival was 245 days. One PR and one SD were reported. All reported adverse events were manageable. XP is considered one of the effective regimens for advanced gastric cancer after all conventional therapies have failed.
    Gan to kagaku ryoho. Cancer & chemotherapy 01/2013; 40(1):57-60.
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    ABSTRACT: Purpose: There is no standard second line regimen for metastatic or recurrent esophageal cancer. We investigated the feasibility of combination chemotherapy with Docetaxel (DOC) and Nedaplatin (CDGP) as a second-line regimen for metastatic or recurrent esophageal cancer. Materials and methods: Patients received DOC (60 mg/m2 intravenously) on day 1 and subsequently CDGP(70 mg/m2 intravenously) on day 1 of each 4-week period thereafter. We analyzed the toxicity and efficacy in 9 patients treated with combination chemotherapy with DOC and CDGP. Result: The observed Grade 3-4 toxicities were neutropenia and anemia. Three patients had stable disease and 6 patients had progressive disease. The median progression free survival and overall survival were 4.3 and 8.1 months, respectively. Conclusion: Combination chemotherapy with DOC and CDGP is considered a feasible second line regimen for metastatic or recurrent esophageal cancer.
    Gan to kagaku ryoho. Cancer & chemotherapy 11/2012; 39(12):2095-7.
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    ABSTRACT: Mucinous cystic neoplasm(MCN)of the pancreas is a rare disease. A 34-year-old female was referred to our hospital for a giant cystic tumor in the left epigastrium, suspected of being a pancreatic MCN. The surgical findings revealed that the tumor originated in the pancreatic tail with the presence of peritoneal dissemination. A distal pancreatectomy and a splenectomy were performed, and the resected specimen histologically revealed an invasive mucinous cystadenocarcinoma of the pancreas. The postoperative computed tomography(CT)scan showed metastatic tumors of the Douglas pouch and the left ovary. Gemcitabine(GEM)was thereafter systemically administered for palliative chemotherapy with a regimen of 1,000 mg/m / 2week for 3 weeks, followed by a week of rest. When assessed by a CT scan after 4 courses of chemotherapy, marked shrinkage of the tumors was identified, and we could not detect the tumors clearly. Moreover, the serum CA19-9 level fell from 341 U/mL to almost normal and there were no severe adverse events. Therefore, systemic chemotherapy with GEM is considered to possibly be an effective treatment against MCN. We describe herein the first case of advanced mucinous cystadenocarcinoma of the pancreas with peritoneal dissemination responding to GEM and a brief review of the literature.
    Gan to kagaku ryoho. Cancer & chemotherapy 07/2009; 36(6):995-8.
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    ABSTRACT: We evaluated the efficacy of chemotherapy using S-1 after gastrojejunostomy for unresectable gastric cancer with pyloric stenosis. We performed gastrojejunostomy to relieve obstruction in 40 patients from 1993 to 2007. After gastrojejunostomy, 15 patients were treated with S-1(S-1 group), 12 patients were treated with another anticancer drug(non S-1 group)and the other 13 patients received no chemotherapy. After informed consent was obtained, S-1(80 mg/m(2)day)and another anticancer drug was administered. The mean period of administered was 16(range 2-56)weeks in the S-1 group. In the non S-1 group, 5-FU was used in 1 patient, 5'-DFUR in 2, UFT in 3, FP chemotherapy in 3, CPT- 11/CDDP chemotherapy in 1, and 5-FU/PTX chemotherapy was conducted in 2 patients. The one-year survival rate was 63% and the median survival time was 394 days in the S-1 group, against 33% and 169 days, respectively, in the non S-1 group. Appetite loss of grade 3 was observed in one(7%)patient with nonhematological toxicity, but no patient suffered grade 3 hematological toxicity. We observed the course of all patients on an outpatient basis. In conclusion, S- 1 administration after gastrojejunostomy appears to be an effective treatment modality for far advanced gastric cancer patients with pyloric stenosis in view of toxicities, antitumor effects and QOL of the patients.
    Gan to kagaku ryoho. Cancer & chemotherapy 05/2009; 36(4):595-8.
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    ABSTRACT: A 69-year-old man was referred to our hospital for investigation of leukocytosis and a persistent fever of 38 degrees C, but we could find no evidence of a specific infection. The leukocyte count was 18,000/mm(3), and the serum granulocyte colony-stimulating factor (G-CSF) and alpha-fetoprotein (AFP) levels were both elevated, at 66.3 pg/ml and 1,495 ng/ml, respectively. Computed tomography (CT) showed a gallbladder tumor and we performed extended cholecystectomy. Postoperatively, the fever subsided and the leukocyte count, serum G-CSF and AFP level normalized. Histologically, the tumor was a carcinosarcoma of the gallbladder. Immunohistochemical staining of the tumor cells was positive for AFP, but negative for G-CSF. This is the first report of a carcinosarcoma of the gallbladder producing AFP. The laboratory findings and clinical course strongly suggested that the tumor produced not only AFP, but also G-CSF.
    Surgery Today 02/2009; 39(3):241-6. · 0.96 Impact Factor
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    ABSTRACT: FOLFOX/FOLFIRI chemotherapy is usually applied through central venous catheters because of possible occurrence of phlebitis during application of these regimen via peripheral vein. However, the exact frequency and degree of the problems at peripheral venous access site during FOLFOX/FOLFIRI chemotherapy via peripheral vein in the clinical setting has not been reported previously. We investigated the frequency of infusion failure and phlebitis in 43 patients with advanced or recurrent colorectal cancer who received FOLFOX4, mFOLFOX6 or FOLFIRI chemotherapy in our institution. After informed consent, FOLFOX/FOLFIRI chemotherapy was applied via peripheral vein in 29 cases; all courses (13.1+/-8.1 (Mean+/-SD)courses, 5-FU: 3,510+/-743 mg/body/course) were completed via peripheral vein in the 20 cases (70%). In the other 9 cases, the access site was converted to the central vein because of the problems of access site following completion of 5.9+/-2.0 courses via peripheral vein. Fifty eight times of phlebitis were recognized during total of 301 courses; severe phlebitis requiring medical treatment was not recognized in any case. Seventy seven times of the change of venous access site were required during total of 301 courses. These data would be essential for the exact informed consent for choosing the access site for FOLFOX/FOLFIRI chemotherapy.
    Gan to kagaku ryoho. Cancer & chemotherapy 12/2008; 35(11):1889-94.
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    ABSTRACT: Current treatments for patients with Crohn's disease (CD) are based on recent advances in elucidating the pathophysiology of the disease. A satisfactory therapeutic strategy has not been well established. A new sphingosine 1-phosphate (S1P) receptor agonist, 2-amino-2-propanediol hydrochloride (KRP-203), has been developed for immunomodulation in autoimmune diseases and organ transplantation. We aimed to evaluate the efficacy and potency of KRP-203 on the treatment of chronic colitis in an interleukin (IL)-10 gene-deficient (IL-10(-/-)) mouse model. KRP-203 agonistic activity on S1P receptor was assessed in vitro. KRP-203 was administered for 1 or 4 weeks to IL-10(-/-) mice with clinical signs of colitis. The histological appearance of the colon and the numbers, phenotype, and cytokine production of lymphocytes were compared with a control group. KRP-203 treatment was effective in preventing body weight loss in the IL-10(-/-) colitis model. One-week administration resulted in the sequestration of circulating lymphocytes within the secondary lymphoid tissues. After 4 weeks of treatment, highly significant reductions were observed in number of CD4(+) T cell and B220(+) B cell subpopulations in the lamina propria of the colon and peripheral blood. KRP-203 obviously inhibited the production of interferon-gamma, IL-12, and tumor necrosis factor-alpha by the colonic lymphocytes, but had no influence on IL-4 production. KRP-203 significantly inhibits ongoing IL-10(-/-) colitis in part through decreasing the infiltration of lymphocytes at inflammatory sites and by blocking T-helper 1 cytokine production in the colonic mucosa. Therefore, the possibility arises that KRP-203 plays a potential role in control of chronic colitis.
    Journal of Pharmacology and Experimental Therapeutics 02/2008; 324(1):276-83. · 3.89 Impact Factor
  • Nihon Rinsho Geka Gakkai Zasshi (Journal of Japan Surgical Association) 01/2008; 69(10):2687-2691.
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    ABSTRACT: We report a patient with unresectable gastric cancer who was effectively treated with S-1 after gastrojejunostomy. A 64-year-old man was referred to our hospital for anorexia and epigastric palpable mass. Upper gastrointestinal endoscopy revealed an ulcerous tumor in the antrum of the stomach, and gastric roentgenography showed pyloric stenosis. CT showed simultaneous multiple liver metastases. We performed gastrojejunostomy to allow oral intake. He was treated with daily oral administration of 120-80 mg S-1 for two weeks followed by one week rest as one course. The treatment was repeated for 19 courses until remission was observed. Weekly paclitaxel therapy (80 mg/m(2)/week) was then chosen as second-line chemotherapy. Administration was continued for three weeks with one-week rest. The treatment course was repeated for 6 courses. Bi-weekly administration of CPT-11 (80 mg) and CDDP (30 mg) was chosen as third-line chemotherapy. He died of progressive disease 2 years and 2 months after surgery. During chemotherapy, he maintained a performance status of 0 to 1, and maintained quality of life. This case suggested that the gastrojejunostomy was a useful method for treating unresectable gastric cancer, allowing the possibility of oral intake, and the use of S-1.
    Gan to kagaku ryoho. Cancer & chemotherapy 11/2007; 34(10):1655-7.
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    ABSTRACT: A limited number of therapeutic strategies are currently available for patients with inflammatory bowel disease (IBD). In particular, the maintenance therapy after remission in Crohn's disease (CD) is not satisfactory and new approaches are needed. Interleukin-10 gene-deficient (IL-10-/-) mice, a well-characterized experimental model of CD, develop severe chronic colitis due to an aberrant Th1 immune response. Everolimus, an inhibitor of the mammalian target of rapamycin (mTOR), a new immunosuppressive reagent, has been used successfully in animal models for heart, liver, lung and kidney transplantation. In the present study, we examined the efficacy of everolimus in the treatment of chronic colitis in an IL-10-/- mouse model. Everolimus was administered orally for a period of 4 weeks to IL-10-/- mice with clinical signs of colitis. The gross and histological appearances of the colon and the numbers, phenotype and cytokine production of lymphocytes were compared with these characteristics in a control group. The 4-week administration of everolimus resulted in a significant decrease in the severity of colitis, together with a significant reduction in the number of CD4+ T cells in the colonic lamina propria as well as IFN-gamma production in colonic lymphocytes. Everolimus treatment of established colitis in IL-10-/- mice ameliorated the colitis, probably as a result of decreasing the number of CD4+ T cells in the colonic mucosa and an associated reduction in IFN-gamma production.
    Clinical & Experimental Immunology 06/2007; 148(2):348-59. · 3.41 Impact Factor
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    ABSTRACT: The potency of immunosuppression is a critical factor in small bowel transplantation (SBTx). FTY720 altered lymphocyte trafficking and prevented the donor T cells from migrating into target organs, resulting in the prolongation of recipient survival in acute graft-versus-host disease (GVHD) of SBTx. However, the effect of FTY720 on donor T cells in the chronic phase of GVHD following SBTx remains unclear. Heterotopic SBTx was performed in a WF-to-F1 (WF x ACI) rat combination. Recipients were given FTY720 for 14 days after SBTx. The subpopulations of donor-derived T cells and the cytokine production in the target tissues were evaluated on postoperative day 150. FTY720 treatment significantly prolonged recipient survival over 150 days without any clinical signs of GVHD. The numbers of donor-derived CD4+ and CD8+ T cells in the peripheral blood, mesenteric lymph nodes, and Peyer's patches of recipients were maintained at low levels on postoperative 150, which were almost similar to the levels on postoperative day 14. In the host lamina propria, however, a significant higher number of donor T cells (CD4+, 18.4 +/- 4.3 x 10(4); CD8+, 13.9 +/- 3.6 x 10(4)) were still observed on postoperative day 150. Production of interferon-gamma was significantly reduced in target tissues by FTY720 treatment both in the acute and chronic phase. However, interleukin-4 and interleukin-10 production, which was significantly higher on day 14, returned to the level of naive rats in the chronic phase. A 14-day treatment of FTY720 induced tolerance in our SBTx model. Down-regulation of both Th1 and Th2 immune response was observed in the chronic phase.
    Transplantation Proceedings 01/2007; 38(10):3181-3. · 0.95 Impact Factor
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    ABSTRACT: In small bowel transplantation (SBTx), graft-versus-host disease (GVHD) is mediated by donor-derived T cells recognizing host major histocompatibility complex (MHC) alloantigens, and represents an important immunological event influencing life in experimental and clinical situations. We evaluated the possibility that a new sphingosine 1-phosphate receptor agonist, FTY720, could diminish GVHD in a rat SBTx model through traffic alteration of donor-derived T cells in target organs. Heterotopic SBTx was performed using a parent (WF)-into-F(1) (WF x ACI) rat combination. Recipient survival, body weight, histopathology, donor-derived T cell subpopulation and cytokine production were compared with untreated controls. FTY720 inhibited lethality and histopathological changes in target organs when administered at 0.5 mg/kg, possibly due to sequestration of donor-derived T cells in the intestinal graft. FTY720 caused a significant reduction in donor T cell numbers in target organs by promoting these cells to home into donor, but not recipient, secondary lymphoid tissues. FTY720 significantly decreased production of interferon (IFN)-gamma in target organs. These findings indicate that FTY720 effectively reduced recirculation of activated donor-derived T cells and recruitment to target organs in GVHD, and was also associated with down-regulated IFN-gamma production. These properties may offer the potential to treat ongoing GVHD in SBTx.
    Clinical & Experimental Immunology 11/2006; 146(1):85-92. · 3.41 Impact Factor
  • Nippon Shokakibyo Gakkai zasshi The Japanese journal of gastro-enterology 08/2005; 102(7):912-7.

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  • 2007–2014
    • Osaka General Medical Center
      Ōsaka, Ōsaka, Japan
    • Rinku General Medical Center
      Ōsaka, Ōsaka, Japan
  • 2006–2007
    • Osaka City University
      Ōsaka, Ōsaka, Japan
  • 2004
    • Osaka University
      • Graduate School of Medicine
      Suita, Osaka-fu, Japan
  • 2000
    • Nissay Hospital
      Ōsaka, Ōsaka, Japan