Japan

Five Charts Showing How Chat Apps Joined the Social Media Mainstream

Damian Radcliffe | Posted 07.04.2014 | UK Tech
Damian Radcliffe

Facebook's recent purchase of WhatsApp took many tech watchers by surprise; not least because of its eye-watering $19 billion price tag. But after an initially sharp intake of breath, analysts and other tech giants appeared to endorse the move...

Japan: A Life Changing Visit

Martyn Sibley | Posted 04.04.2014 | UK
Martyn Sibley

We spent a few days visiting disability schools, employment centres, rehabilitation hubs and other Hiroshima initiatives. On the last day we (the UK), NZ and Denmark presented to a rather large audience. This was followed by a seminar on the three areas mentioned. I was in the group on 'working' as one chooses to.

From Crimean Crisis to Geopolitical Fires in Asia?

Andy Langenkamp | Posted 04.04.2014 | UK Politics
Andy Langenkamp

Weakening growth in China and other emerging economies and geopolitical tensions are the biggest risks to financial markets. Those two are dangerously interconnected right now.

Why Is Japan Angry At These Plans To Honour WWII 'Sex Slaves'?

The Huffington Post UK | Jessica Elgot | Posted 02.04.2014 | UK

Japan has voiced strong opposition to plans for a statue honouring the 200,000 sex slaves, known as 'comfort women', who were forced to service the Ja...

What Lies Beneath

Christina Miller | Posted 31.03.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Christina Miller

The femininity and romance continues with bold and rhythmical flowers and leaves designed to move sensually with the body - in particular, the hand finished diamante drops and peek-a-poo aesthetic of the sheer base teamed with seductive suspender belt, thong or brief. It's super pretty, super feminine, and super expensive.

Japan's 'Scientific' Whaling Programme Might Finally Be Over

The Huffington Post UK | Posted 31.03.2014 | UK

Japan's "scientific" Antarctic whaling programme is commercial whaling in disguise, and should be banned, the UN International Court of Justice has ru...

The World's Longest-Serving Death Row Inmate Has Just Been Released

The Huffington Post UK | Posted 27.03.2014 | UK

A Japanese prisoner who has been in solitary confinement on death row for more than four decades will now have a retrial to address deep irregularitie...

Banning Phones Won't Beat the Bullies

Grant Feller | Posted 27.03.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Grant Feller

Last week my 15-year-old daughter told me she hated me. Absolutely screamingly, door-slammingly, never-come-in-my-room-again hated. 'You don't understand,' she said. 'This is my life and you're ruining it!' I hadn't stopped her from going to a party or from going within 10 feet of boys (tempting though that is). All I'd done was banned her from having her mobile phone in her room.

Hiroshima Homestay: A Very Personal Experience

Martyn Sibley | Posted 25.03.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Martyn Sibley

The tour of Tokyo with Haruka was around half way through our two week visit. It had followed an intense management forum in week 1. After that extreme day of sightseeing, we took the bullet train to Hiroshima for week 2 of our trip.

The Legacy of Fukushima

Harry Brown | Posted 24.03.2014 | UK Universities & Education
Harry Brown

In an adjacent office building to the Fukushima Nuclear Power Plant, newspapers from March 11, 2011 are stacked high with the headline of the day reading "Magnitude 8.8, largest in country." Since then, they have remained untouched, eerily documenting the beginning of the Fukushima nuclear crisis that soon unfolded.

Bizarre Vandalism Of Anne Frank Books Leads To Arrest

The Huffington Post UK | Posted 14.03.2014 | UK

A man has been arrested after hundreds of copies of Anne Frank's The Diary of a Young Girl were mysteriously defaced at public libraries across Tokyo....

Bringing Meaning to My Work

Ana Tzarev | Posted 24.03.2014 | UK Entertainment
Ana Tzarev

"Why?" It is a question that others always ask of us, and that, as artists, we continually ask of ourselves. Words are a good place to begin, but so much gets lost the moment we begin to write or speak. This is why I paint.

This 'Smart' Transparent Toilet Window Has One Pretty Major Flaw

Huffington Post UK | Posted 12.03.2014 | UK Tech

Sometimes a futuristic technological innovation will do nothing more than simply remind us it's probably better to stick with what we've been using. ...

LOOK: Artist Peels Back Skin To Highlight Rights And Empowerment

The Huffington Post UK/PA | Posted 06.03.2014 | UK

Artist Hikaru Cho uses her body painting expertise to create incredible realistic effects which make it appear her models' skin is peeled back, in an ...

Chinese State Newspaper Releases Point-And-Shoot Japanese War Criminals Game

The Huffington Post | Posted 01.03.2014 | UK

One of the most widely read newspapers in China has released an online game that encourages readers to shoot Japanese war criminals. As if tensions...

Man Dies After Vat Of Molten Metal Tips Over Him

The Huffington Post UK | Posted 24.02.2014 | UK

A Japanese plant worker has died in a freak accident after 13 tonnes of molten metal were tipped all over him. Kazuki Tada, 23, was working on Satu...

WATCH: Sea Shepherd Attacked By Japanese Whalers

The Huffington Post UK | Posted 24.02.2014 | UK

Sea Shepherd have claimed they were ambushed under the cover of darkness Sunday by a Japanese whaling fleet in a "ruthless assault" to disable their s...

Why Are Hundreds Of Anne Frank Books Being Vandalised In Japan?

The Huffington Post UK | Posted 22.02.2014 | UK

Hundreds of copies of Anne Frank's The Diary of a Young Girl have been mysteriously defaced at public libraries across Tokyo. Pages have been ripp...

'It's Some Kind Of Omen': Japanese Fisherman Concerned By Giant Squid Influx

The Huffington Post UK | Posted 21.02.2014 | UK

Arms, tentacles and entire giant-sized squid are mysteriously appearing along the coast of Japan, raising concerns among fishermen that it might repre...

Why It's Capitalism That Drives Dolphin Slaughter in Taiji, Not Tradition or Culture

Philip Mansbridge | Posted 20.02.2014 | UK
Philip Mansbridge

What was once played out in plain view is now a much more hidden event. Where once the seas turned blood red, now they are more blue. So did something change? Yes, something did - Taiji tried to go underground to mask the brutality of this annual slaughter.

Run For Your Lives! RABBIT SWARM!

The Huffington Post UK | Posted 21.02.2014 | UK Comedy

The small Japanese island of Okunoshima is known as 'Rabbit Island' - and this video gives you a good idea as to how it got its moniker. The clip i...

Man Queues For iPhone 6. Then Goes Home

Huffington Post UK | Posted 11.02.2014 | UK Tech

Meet Yoppy the most idiotic dedicated Apple fan in the world. หนุ่มญี่ปุ่นชื่อ Yoppy มานั่งต่อค...

Political and Economic Battles Take Centre Stage in Japan

Jeremy Cook | Posted 09.04.2014 | UK Politics
Jeremy Cook

Tokyo's election will go the way the LDP want them to. It will take a lot longer to make the Japanese economy do the same...

WATCH: Dramatic Footage Of Anti-Whaling Activists 'Attacked'

The Huffington Post UK | Posted 03.02.2014 | UK

Sea Shepherd, the anti-whaling activist group, has released video of one of its ships being "rammed" by a Japanese harpoon ship, in what the organisat...

Japanese TV Boss Apologises For 'Comfort Women' Comments

Huffington Post UK | Posted 27.01.2014 | UK

The newly appointed head of Japan's state broadcaster has been forced to apologise for comments he made about the use of 'comfort women' during World ...