Japan

Taiji Japan - We Will Make a Difference!

Sharon Bull | Posted 19.11.2014 | UK
Sharon Bull

Heralded as one of the biggest animal rights demonstrations in the UK, I joined more than a thousand voices in a peaceful protest, raising awareness to the annual barbaric slaughter and captivity of dolphins in Taiji Japan...

Could This Be The Most Awkward Gathering Of World Leaders!

Huffington Post UK | Tahira Mirza | Posted 10.11.2014 | UK

China's President Xi Jinping drew the short straw this year to host President Barack Obama and other world leaders at the latest APEC summit The g...

Eight Amazing Places in Asia You Have to Visit

Tom McLoughlin | Posted 15.10.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Tom McLoughlin

Asia offers an astounding variety of travel destinations. There are so many, in fact, that it can be difficult to decide where to go first and which to miss because of time constraints. The reality is that it's impossible to cover them all in one trip unless you're lucky enough to have plenty of time and money to spare.

Women and Whaling: Scientifically Women Should be Mothers First, and Career Should Come Third (After Their Husband)

Olga Levancuka | Posted 13.10.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Olga Levancuka

They don't blatantly say women should stay at home. Well they do, or to be precise they did, but since it was all too obvious, the public reaction forced them to become craftier at their messages. And, rather scientifically, as in whaling, the politicians turned toward actions and away from words.

Will India and Japan Forge a New Asia?

Gates Cambridge Scholars | Posted 10.10.2014 | UK Universities & Education
Gates Cambridge Scholars

If this is the dawn of Bose's New Asia, the willingness of leaders to learn from the past may play a key role in shaping the course of the future.

Jessica Elgot

Malala Wins Nobel Peace Prize

HuffingtonPost.com | Jessica Elgot | Posted 10.10.2014 | UK

Malala Yousafzai, the Pakistani schoolgirl targeted by the Taliban, has jointly won the Nobel Peace Prize, alongside Indian child rights campaigner Ka...

Is That Woman Walking A... Polar Bear?

The Huffington Post UK | Posted 09.10.2014 | UK Tech

Is this what it looks like - a woman walking a polar bear by the leash in Shibuya, Tokyo? Well... Judging by the suspiciously human-bending-over sh...

Forty Eight Hours of Hell

Sharon Bull | Posted 01.10.2014 | UK
Sharon Bull

For two days I have been witness to the worst horror man could bestow on any living sentient being...

Nearly 40 People Presumed Dead As Mount Ontake Continues To Erupt

The Huffington Post UK | Posted 30.09.2014 | UK

Attempts to find the remaining bodies of those believed trapped or dead on Mount Ontake have been hindered as the volcano's eruption intensifies. M...

Whither Japanese Whaling

Mark Simmonds OBE | Posted 29.09.2014 | UK
Mark Simmonds OBE

For the moment, Japan seems intent on launching its plan for a new 'scientific' whaling programme in the Southern Ocean. Whilst it has some allies, the issue drives a wedge between Japan and many other nations. Japan may be able to deflect charges against whaling, including that it is cruel, by casting such criticism as a form of anti-Japanese cultural imperialism. Our only hope is that, given the ICJ ruling is above any rhetoric or politics, perhaps those in power in Japan will be better able to see that commercial whaling is ecologically unsound, uneconomic and, in terms of international relations, disastrous.

This Is What It's Like To Be Caught In A Volcanic Eruption

The Huffington Post UK | Posted 29.09.2014 | UK

Japan's Mount Ontake erupted on Saturday leaving up to 31 hikers who were caught completely unawares dead. This incredible footage captured on the ...

30 Hikers Feared Dead After Volcano Erupts

The Huffington Post UK/AP | Posted 28.09.2014 | UK

A total of 31 hikers are feared dead after a volcano erupted in central Japan. Nagano prefecture officials said that they were found with "heart an...

Heroes or Villains?: Comics as Extremist Propaganda

Tanya Silverman | Posted 24.09.2014 | UK
Tanya Silverman

n the battle of good vs evil there needs to be balance. For every extremist-made comic there should be one purporting an adventurous alternative. Dilbert's gags about expense reports just won't cut it.

Japan 'Solves' The iPhone 6

The Huffington Post UK | Michael Rundle | Posted 24.09.2014 | UK Tech

There's already a pretty great solution to the iPhone 6 (and particularly 6 Plus) being larger than you might otherwise expect: buy a smaller phone. ...

Space Elevators Will Exist By 2050

The Huffington Post UK | Thomas Tamblyn | Posted 23.09.2014 | UK Tech

A Japanese company has unveiled plans to have a space elevator by the year 2050. The elevator -- once thought to be nothing more than science fiction ...

'Bananas Are Slippery' Study Wins Pointless Research Award

The Huffington Post UK | Thomas Tamblyn | Posted 19.09.2014 | UK Tech

A study into the slippery nature of banana peel has won the coveted Ig Nobel Prize for all-round improbable research. The spoof awards aims to cele...

Why I Am Giving Up Tipping, Part II

Jeff Salmon | Posted 16.11.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Jeff Salmon

In countries where tipping is not the norm, the general understanding is that tipping is a reward for those who go above-and-beyond to offer a top-quality service. However, the Japanese, for example, suggest that the employer is paying good money for their staff to do precisely that - and surely that work ethic cannot be faulted.

Can Coding Help Us Get Ahead?

Rachel Swidenbank | Posted 26.10.2014 | UK Tech
Rachel Swidenbank

20 years ago we were leading the way in technological advancements, and now our children will be provided with the skills that will present them with the opportunity to become the new masters of technology.

Pictures Reveal Incredible Devastation In Hiroshima After Deadly Landslide

Huffington Post UK/AP | Posted 20.08.2014 | UK

Rain-sodden slopes collapsed in torrents of mud, rock and debris early Wednesday in the outskirts of Hiroshima, killing at least 10 people and leaving...

These Japanese Sex Dolls Are Disturbingly Realistic

The Huffington Post UK | Rachel Moss | Posted 13.08.2014 | UK Lifestyle

When we first heard about a teddybear that doubles up as a vibrator we thought we'd discovered the most disturbing sex toy ever invented. But then ...

WATCH: Ronaldo Channels The Spirit Of Bill Murray For Bizarre Japanese Advert (Video)

The Huffington Post UK | Posted 06.08.2014 | UK Sport

Cristiano Ronaldo followed in the footsteps of his former Manchester United teammates to front one of those bizarre Japanese commercials. Ronaldo c...

Cutest. Invasion. Ever.

The Huffington Post UK | Posted 04.08.2014 | UK Tech

This is the cutest invasion we've ever seen. Park of a Japanese promotional stunt known as 'Pikachu Outbreak', the invasion saw 50 of the loveable ...

This Japanese Island Has More Cats Than People *Squeals*

The Huffington Post UK | Brogan Driscoll | Posted 31.07.2014 | UK Lifestyle

Forget cat cafes and house pets, if you're a real feline fan there's only one place you need to be: cat heaven island. Tashirojima, a fishing town ...

First Picture Of Japanese Schoolgirl, 15, ‘Killed & Beheaded By Classmate, 16'

Huffington Post UK | Posted 28.07.2014 | UK

A 16-year-old girl has been arrested in Japan on suspicion of killing a classmate. Victim Aiwa Matsuo was visiting the suspect at her home in Sase...

Ten Unusual Honeymoon Destinations

Jane Anderson | Posted 20.09.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Jane Anderson

Just because you're going on honeymoon doesn't mean you have to stick to the tried and tested "romantic" destinations for newlyweds. Here are 10 alternative honeymoons that will be sure to get your hearts racing...