Japan

Taiji Dolphin Hunt

Steve Backshall | Posted 13.02.2017 | UK
Steve Backshall

I'm flying out to Japan for a week. I'm going to head down to Taiji, watch, record proceedings on my camera phone, and make some homemade films on events in the Cove, doing my best to record what happens in an even-handed, respectful fashion.

Tokyo: How To Holiday Like A Local

Lucy Sherriff | Posted 06.02.2017 | UK Lifestyle
Lucy Sherriff

It's difficult to really get to the heart of Japan's capital if you don't know where to look; hours can be whiled away simply navigating from one district to another. As helpful as the Japanese are, it can be tricky to even find the right station entrance, and that's before you've mastered the subterranean network of tubes and metros.

Luxury Cruise Company Launches Ultimate 'Gap Yah' Trip Costing £46,000

The Huffington Post | Jasmin Gray | Posted 27.01.2017 | UK Universities & Education

Ever since the infamous “Gap Yah” video was released in 2010, taking a year out has been seen as an opportunity for privileged rich kids to party....

It's Official: Cats Are Just As Intelligent As Dogs

The Huffington Post | Oscar Williams | Posted 26.01.2017 | UK Tech

Scientists in Japan have pawed scorn on the idea that cats aren’t as smart as dogs. A study of 49 felines revealed the species is just as able as it...

Beyond Sushi: Why The UK Fell In Love With Japanese Cuisine And Culture

Vivien Wong | Posted 24.01.2017 | UK Lifestyle
Vivien Wong

Over the past ten years we've seen an explosion of Japanese culture and cuisine in the UK. Whether that's ramen becoming a lunchtime favourite, or exhibitions from Japanese designers popping up in London - the UK's appetite for exports from the land of the rising sun has now gone way beyond just sushi.

Scorsese's Silence Is A Movie About Race As Well As Religion

Malory Nye | Posted 11.01.2017 | UK Entertainment
Malory Nye

(Photo: Andrew Garfield and Yosuke Kubozuka in Silence, courtesy of Paramount) Martin Scorsese's new epic Silence is an exploration of belief, faith,...

State Of Women In The World: How Far Have We Fallen?

Jo Simmons | Posted 06.12.2016 | UK
Jo Simmons

Image credit: Flickr Park Geun-hye, whose election to the presidency in 2013 was a historic moment for gender equality in South Korea, has overshadow...

A Spa-Themed Amusement Park Is Opening In Japan

The Huffington Post | Natasha Hinde | Posted 28.11.2016 | UK Lifestyle

Theme parks are well-known for getting the heart racing, but an amusement park coming to Japan could soon do the opposite. The mayor of Beppu, on the ...

Tsunami Warning Issued After Earthquake Off Fukushima In Japan

The Huffington Post | Graeme Demianyk | Posted 22.11.2016 | UK
Read More: Japan, UK News

An earthquake with a magnitude of 6.9 hit northern Japan on Tuesday, the Japan Meteorological Agency said, generating a tsunami that hit the nation’...

Enormous Sinkhole Repaired In Just One Week Because They Get Stuff Done In Japan

The Huffington Post | Sara C Nelson | Posted 17.11.2016 | UK

A vast sinkhole roughly half the size of an Olympic swimming pool has been repaired in just a week. The chasm appeared in the southern Japanese city o...

Giant Sinkhole Gobbles Up 4 Lane Japanese Intersection

The Huffington Post | Sara C Nelson | Posted 08.11.2016 | UK

As dawn broke on US election day, a gargantuan hellmouth sinkhole opened in a southern Japanese city. Such was the size of the chasm that power, water...

'Laser-Ignited Fart' Responsible For Woman's Horror Surgery Injuries

The Huffington Post | Christopher York | Posted 01.11.2016 | UK

A surgery patient was seriously burnt when her fart was ignited by a laser. A report into the incident ruled a leak of the woman’s intestinal gas wh...

Women Told Not To Apply Makeup On Trains Because It Makes Them 'Ugly'

The Huffington Post | Rosy Cherrington | Posted 28.10.2016 | UK Style

Women In Japan have been encouraged not to apply makeup on trains by a Tokyo railway operator. Tokyo Corp released the video above, which features a w...

Royal Ramblings Meets Mark Haskins

Danny Stone | Posted 12.10.2016 | UK Sport
Danny Stone

We'd like to suggest that Mark Haskins is at the top of his game. He's won championship after championship. From Progress to RevPro, Southside to Smas...

Royal Ramblings Meets Wade Barrett (Part 1)

Danny Stone | Posted 06.10.2016 | UK Sport
Danny Stone

One of the UK's proudest sons, Stu Bennett is known the word over as Wade Barrett. A multiple-time champion, he not only proved himself as a top-flight entertainer but established an important legacy in the WWE for the British superstars that followed...

Serial Killer Suspected Of Poisoning Up To 48 Patients In Japanese Hospital

The Huffington Post | Sara C Nelson | Posted 03.10.2016 | UK

A suspected serial killer may have killed up to 48 people in a Japanese hospital, detectives fear. All of the potential victims lost their lives on th...

This Japanese Face Wash Dispenses Perfect Foam Roses

The Huffington Post | Rosy Cherrington | Posted 23.08.2016 | UK Style

Asian beauty products > all other beauty products. Asia is famous for creating some of the world’s cutest cosmetics, but this Japanese skincare cont...

Pictured: The Chilling Grin Of Japanese Mass Killing Suspect

The Huffington Post | Sara C Nelson | Posted 27.07.2016 | UK

The suspect in a mass-stabbing spree that left 19 people dead in a Japanese care home for disabled people was pictured grinning broadly as he was take...

Knife-Wielding Man Kills 19 At Japan Disabled Care Home

The Huffington Post | Graeme Demianyk | Posted 26.07.2016 | UK
Read More: UK News, Japan, UK News

A knife-wielding man has killed 19 people after attacking a care home for disabled people in Sagamihara in Japan. Japan’s public broadcaster, NHK, r...

The Super-Ageing Future for Europe and Japan

Chris Ball | Posted 14.06.2016 | UK
Chris Ball

British society, Japanese society - the super ageing workforce will demand common sense liberal measures in both cases. We can learn a lot by considering how other people do things, despite our cultural differences - or maybe because of them.

Japanese Boy 'Abandoned In Bear-Infested Woods As Punishment' Found Alive And Well

The Huffington Post | Sarah Harris1 | Posted 03.06.2016 | UK
Read More: UK News, Japan, UK News

A Japanese boy who was left alone in a forest by his parents as punishment has been found alive and well. Yamato Tanooka was found by a soldier at a m...

Military Joins Hunt For Boy ‘Abandoned In Bear-Infested Woods’ As Punishment

The Huffington Post | Sara C Nelson | Posted 02.06.2016 | UK

The Japanese military has joined the search for a boy who disappeared after his parents left him in a bear infested forest as punishment. Yamato Tanoo...

We Fact-Checked A Britain First Post On Muslims In Japan

The Huffington Post | Christopher York | Posted 15.05.2016 | UK

Britain First has posted a graphic on Facebook claiming the UK should follow the lead of Japan in its treatment of Muslims. The Japanese gove...

This Giant Asian Hornet Is Literally The New Monster In The Cupboard

The Huffington Post | Sara C Nelson | Posted 21.04.2016 | UK

In terms of things you don’t want to find crawling around on your belongings, we’d hazard a guess that this magnificent beast is right up there. J...

This Snowboarder Didn't Realise She Was Nearly Eaten By A Bear Until She Watched The Video

The Huffington Post | Christopher York | Posted 11.04.2016 | UK

A snowboarder has filmed herself cruising down a slope completely unaware she is being pursued by a massive bear. Kelly Murphy was in Hakuba 47 Winter...