Japan

These Super Robots Are Going To Go Head To Head And It's Going To Be Epic

The Huffington Post UK | Eve Hartley | Posted 03.07.2015 | UK Tech

Remember Robot Wars? Well, America has gone full scale with this crazy machine challenge. In a summons to Japan, the showdown will feature two huge...

What Could an EU Exit Mean for the UK Construction Industry?

Simon Thomas | Posted 23.06.2015 | UK
Simon Thomas

Even though the dust from the 2015 General Election has only just begun to settle, the political news agenda has already shifted to the next public po...

Why Dogs Are Man's Best Friend, According To Science

The Huffington Post UK | Nitya Rajan | Posted 12.06.2015 | UK Tech

Dogs are truly man's best friend according to a team of scientists from Japan. Researchers from Kyoto University based their conclusions on a small...

In Japan, Having A Cubic Dog Is The Height Of Canine Fashion

The Huffington Post UK | Ryan Barrell | Posted 05.06.2015 | UK Comedy

Back in April, we went crazy for pictures from Taiwan showing a new craze of cutting dog's fur into perfect circles or squares. Now a new trend has em...

A Huge Earthquake Has Struck Off The Coast Of Japan

The Huffington Post UK | Sarah Ann Harris | Posted 30.05.2015 | UK

A huge earthquake measuring 7.8 in magnitude has struck off the coast of Japan, according to the United States Geological Survey (USGS). The quake ...

Hotel In Japan Offers Rooms For Women To Cry In

The Huffington Post UK | Rachel Moss | Posted 07.05.2015 | UK Lifestyle

We all need a good cry from time to time and a hotel in Japan thinks it can help. The Mitsui Garden Yotsuya hotel in Japan is offering special "cry...

The Nursing Home in Japan Where You Can Live With Your Pets

Yumiko Sato | Posted 06.05.2015 | UK
Yumiko Sato

The other day I visited a nursing home called "Sakura no Yamashina" for a music therapy session.  It's located in a quiet part of Yokosuka city in Kanagawa prefecture surrounded by the beautiful bay and endless hills...

In Conversation With Scandal

Colin McQuistan | Posted 30.06.2015 | UK Entertainment
Colin McQuistan

Scandal are a Japanese all-girl rock band and while relatively unknown on our shores, are bigger than the proverbial Godzilla in their home country...

Almost Famous: Big in Japan - The Record Company Dinner and Lost In Translation

Piney Gir | Posted 24.06.2015 | UK Entertainment
Piney Gir

Has a record company ever taken you to dinner? I know that Jeffrey Lewis has some strong thoughts about that, but I have been lucky enough to have a few of these dinners, some in honour of me, some in honour of others, but never in Tokyo (until now).

Almost Famous: Big In Japan - The Harajuku Girls

Piney Gir | Posted 21.06.2015 | UK Entertainment
Piney Gir

Okay, I know, it's slacker and 'Oh-So-Western' to go to Starbucks when we should be eating the more traditional okayu (rice porridge), tamagoyaki (an omelette type of thing), tsukemono pickles (random pickled things), nori (dried seaweed) & natto (fermented soy beans).

That Insane Japanese Train Just The World Speed Record AGAIN

The Huffington Post UK | Chris York | Posted 21.04.2015 | UK Tech

Japan's brilliant Maglev train has beaten its own world speed record in less than a week. The utterly insane feat saw it hit 603km/h (374mph) in a...

Japan's Maglev Train Has Broken The World Speed Record

The Huffington Post UK | Thomas Tamblyn | Posted 17.04.2015 | UK Tech

Central Japan Railway Co. has revealed that their futuristic magnetic levitation train has broken a world speed record, travelling at 590kph. The p...

Nearly Three Million Dead Whales Raise Questions

Mark Simmonds OBE | Posted 14.06.2015 | UK
Mark Simmonds OBE

Counting whale corpses matters! It not only shows how devastating whaling has been but as the latest revelations show, it also underpins one of the key arguments against any resumption of commercial whaling in the future - which is that whaling must be subject to independent scrutiny...

Almost Famous: Big In Japan - The Robot Restaurant

Piney Gir | Posted 15.06.2015 | UK Entertainment
Piney Gir

The Robot Restaurant in Shinjuku was our next stop... It is surreal, from the moment you arrive at The R. R. your senses are attacked with pure bling and eclectic over-the-top-ness.

Tales From the Middle of Nowhere: The Good, the Bad and the Bubbly Pt 7

Noel Gallagher | Posted 10.06.2015 | UK Entertainment
Noel Gallagher

The first of the two nights was very strange. I've been coming here to Japan for well over 20 yrs now and I can safely say that was the oddest gig I've EVER done. The crowd were silent in between songs. They usually are quiet but this mob were SILENT!!

Zero Inflation: UK Consumers' Love Of Instant Gratification Will Stop Us Turning Japanese

Nicola Horlick | Posted 05.06.2015 | UK
Nicola Horlick

My bet is that the UK consumer is not accustomed to waiting to spend. There is a culture of going for instant gratification, and consumer expenditure has been one of the major drivers of the economy over the last thirty-five years, leading to a large service element to the economy.

Quick Five: Yayoi Kusama

Tate | Posted 27.05.2015 | UK Entertainment
Tate

In the first of our 'quick 5' interview series, we catch up with seminal Japanese artist Yayoi Kusama, about her work, her wardrobe and last night's dinner.

Vegan Heaven in Japan

David Green | Posted 24.05.2015 | UK Lifestyle
David Green

Japan is the land of sushi and fish stock so at first vegans and vegetarians may be concerned. But there is no need to worry. Vegan food is known as Shojin Ryori - the food of the monks. With a little research, it's possible to find restaurants and ryokans that will feed you sumptuously from Tokyo to Kyoto and even in remote ryokans in Shikoku.

A Japanese Fast Food Chain Is Selling KitKat Sandwiches

The Huffington Post UK | Posted 24.03.2015 | UK Comedy

Ah, the KitKat sandwich. For when just a KitKat, or just a sandwich, isn't quite enough. Yes, over in Japan - where else?! - the fast food restaura...

Reviving the role of Japan in Africa's Development

Charles Mwangi Waituru | Posted 10.05.2015 | UK
Charles Mwangi Waituru

While TICAD presents Africa with a powerful instrumental instrument for mobilizing the Means of Implementing the Sustainable development goals, those of us in Africa with an interest in this cannot afford to sit back and wait for the agenda to be agreed.

How Tokyo Rose From The Ashes Of The Most Destructive Air Raid In History

The Huffington Post UK | Chris York and Tahira Mirza | Posted 10.03.2015 | UK

This week marks the 70th anniversary of the single most devastating bombing raid in history. Over 100,000 people perished when 330 American B-29s d...

Fancy A Black Frog Burger?

The Huffington Post UK | Ryan Barrell | Posted 06.03.2015 | UK Lifestyle

Yep, this is real. Continuing the trend of truly strange things coming out of Japan and weird burgers popping up all over the place, a museum has d...

In Japan Shoes Are Delivered By Drone

The Huffington Post UK | Posted 05.03.2015 | UK Tech

Crocs aren't for everyone, but getting your stuff delivered by drone? That's surely something we can all get behind. Well now the durable footwear ...

The World's Oldest Person Celebrates Her 117th Birthday

The Huffington Post UK | Natasha Hinde | Posted 04.03.2015 | UK Lifestyle

Misao Okawa is not your average centenarian. In fact, this lovely lady just so happens to be the world's oldest woman. Okawa, who was born on 5 Mar...

How Japan Produces Scientists Worthy of a Nobel Prize in the 21st Century

Preetam Kaushik | Posted 02.05.2015 | UK Tech
Preetam Kaushik

The Ministry and the Japanese government recognize that producing highly competent scientists is not achieved overnight. It takes years of intense focus and single-minded dedication to a specific area of research and perseverance in the face of criticisms and setbacks.