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Japan Further Entrenches On Whaling

Mark Simmonds OBE | Posted 18.08.2017 | UK
Mark Simmonds OBE

Surely there is nothing new to say about Japanese whaling -- they continue to do it and many of us continue to deplore it, right? Well, actually Japa...

EU-Japan Trade Deal: We've Not Won Yet On Multinationals' Privileges

Jude Kirton-Darling | Posted 08.08.2017 | UK Politics
Jude Kirton-Darling

If you've been campaigning against TTIP and CETA get ready for JEFTA - the upcoming EU trade deal with Japan. But this time, there may be a twist as JEFTA could come without a secret tribunal for multinationals.

This Is What The Most Powerful Storm On Earth Looks Like From Space

The Huffington Post | Sophie Gallagher | Posted 02.08.2017 | UK Tech

Typhoon Noru might look pretty intimidating from down here on Earth, but we can confirm it looks even more impressive from 250 miles up. This is after...

Japan's New Space Robot Brings Us One Step Closer To HAL 9000

The Huffington Post | Thomas Tamblyn | Posted 18.07.2017 | UK Tech

While robots down on Earth are revolting against their human masters, another robot has just started a PR mission in space. This is the Int-Ball which...

The EU Pushes On Its Free Trade Agenda, But What Will It Mean For Brexit?

Jude Kirton-Darling | Posted 18.07.2017 | UK Politics
Jude Kirton-Darling

Britain will have a say on this, but it may be the very last time we can influence an EU trade deal. Whether we retain any powers in this respect after 2019 is entirely up to the Brexit deal and the choices made by the government.

Where To Go In Japan That's Not Just Tokyo

Lucy Sherriff | Posted 10.07.2017 | UK Lifestyle
Lucy Sherriff

The true highlight, however, is waking when the sun starts to filter through the paper sliding shōji doors, and heading down to the wooden veranda to watch an utterly spectacular sunrise over the sea. They don't call Japan the land of the rising sun for nothing. I watched the most beautiful, brilliant orange sun emerge over the horizon, stunning my fellow guests and I into a revered silence.

How One Boy With Autism Changed The Way I See The World

Takuya Maruyama | Posted 28.04.2017 | UK Lifestyle
Takuya Maruyama

There are so many people, like Naoki and myself, who are struggling to find a way to live with enormous challenges. Together, I hoped we might be able to help and guide people in today's world, because disability, disease, accident and bereavement are life-changing events that we all have to face.

Scientists Shortlist Sites To Drill Into The Earth's Mantle For The First Time

The Huffington Post | Oscar Williams | Posted 11.04.2017 | UK Tech

Scientists in Japan have announced an audacious plan to drill through the ocean floor and into the Earth’s mantle for the first time. It’s thought...

This Mirror Is Actually An AI Butler Called 'Albert' And It's Brilliant

The Huffington Post | Thomas Tamblyn | Posted 05.04.2017 | UK Tech

Imagine waking up to the soothing sounds of your very own personal butler giving you the day’s news, your schedule and then warning you about any tr...

Japan Kills More Than 300 Whales In Contentious Annual Hunt

The Huffington Post | Kathryn Snowdon | Posted 31.03.2017 | UK

A Japanese whaling fleet has returned to port after killing more than 300 minke whales in its annual Antarctic hunt. The fleet set sail for the South...

Go Cardboard! A Review Of Sekigahara

Andy Bush | Posted 15.03.2017 | UK Lifestyle
Andy Bush

I don't know about you but I find it hard to wind down in the evenings. Sometimes my girlfriend and I sit there and 'watch' a tv show, but we'll both be scrolling through nonsense on phones or the iPad, so we never really properly switch off. It's the electronic distraction of modern life that's thrust me back into the arms of a relationship I'd ended in the early 90s - board gaming.

East Meets West: Lessons In Wellness From Japan

Paul Adam Mudd | Posted 07.03.2017 | UK Lifestyle
Paul Adam Mudd

Neither would it seem that this is a one-off seeking to encourage wellbeing across Japanese society. The country has more than a wee bit of a track-record in trying out novel and innovative approaches to promoting general wellness.

Royal Ramblings Meets Dick Justice

Danny Stone | Posted 03.03.2017 | UK Sport
Danny Stone

Pro-Wrestling or Sports Entertainment has plenty of drama, athleticism and excitement but what it lacks is sufficient law enforcement and justice. One man seeking to change all that is the indomitable 'Supercop' Dick Justice.

10 Must Try Eats And Drinks In Japan

Alexis Zahner | Posted 24.02.2017 | UK Lifestyle
Alexis Zahner

Quirky, colourful and downright strange - here are my top 10 eats and drinks in Japan! Full to the brim with all things weird, wonderful and deliciou...

Japanese Zoo Slammed By Wildlife Campaigners After Culling 57 Snow Monkeys

The Huffington Post | Kathryn Snowdon | Posted 23.02.2017 | UK

Wildlife campaigners have slammed staff at a Japanese zoo for deciding “which animals live and die” after 57 snow monkeys were culled by lethal in...

India Has Begun Drilling For Its Underwater Bullet Train

The Huffington Post | Oscar Williams | Posted 22.02.2017 | UK Tech

India has reportedly started drilling for its undersea bullet train, paving the way for construction to begin as soon as next year. The Ecomonic Times...

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
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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’...