Japan

Japan's Street View For Cats Is Everything You'd Want It To Be

The Huffington Post UK | Eve Hartley | Posted 04.09.2015 | UK Tech

If you've ever wondered what it's like to see the world through the eyes of a cat your dreams have come true. A city in Japan has developed an onl...

Three of the Best Spiritual Escapes for Budget Travellers

Tom McLoughlin | Posted 27.08.2015 | UK Lifestyle
Tom McLoughlin

Throughout history, civilisations have sought to honour the divine in some way, be it at awe-inspiring natural spots, places where miracles or visions were reported, or buildings consecrated for worship.

Why These Countries Introduced Women-Only Transport

The Huffington Post UK | Jack Sommers | Posted 26.08.2015 | UK

Jeremy Corbyn's idea of providing train carriages for women may have been condemned by his Labour leadership opponents but other countries have run ex...

Japan: Sorry Seems to be The Hardest Word... to Accept

Alistair Burnett | Posted 14.08.2015 | UK
Alistair Burnett

Imagine German Chancellor Merkel visiting a war memorial honouring senior Nazis. You can't, can you? Yet Japanese Prime Minister, Shinzo Abe, has done the equivalent, visiting the Yasukuni Shrine where high profile war criminals are commemorated.

Japan-Korea: Making A History Out of History

Preetam Kaushik | Posted 29.07.2015 | UK
Preetam Kaushik

While Germany and Japan are advised to inquire into their souls, Korea is suggested to really consider the ramifications of robbing the country of its honor and its countrymen, should it try to not forget the past and live in the present.

These Deformed Fukushima Daisies Have Got Everyone Talking

Huffington Post UK | Sara C Nelson | Posted 24.07.2015 | UK

An image showing a cluster of humble daisies is making waves on the internet. But these are no ordinary daisies. In fact, the blooms show signs of...

How Embracing Your Background Can Empower Your Life: May J. Talks About Her Mixed Race Heritage, Music, and Pursuing Her Dreams.

Emma Leverton | Posted 17.07.2015 | UK Entertainment
Emma Leverton

Achieving a dream career requires determination and drive, and when we look towards success it's easy to forget that our histories are much more than ...

Chris Pratt Is Taking His Lego Likeness On A 'Jurassic World' Tour

The Huffington Post UK | George Bowden | Posted 17.07.2015 | UK Entertainment

Chris Pratt is taking his Lego figure likeness on a world tour, resulting in some very cool Instagram pictures. The 'Jurassic World' star is travel...

You Haven't Lived Until You've Seen An Elephant Happily Swimming Laps

The Huffington Post UK | Eve Hartley | Posted 14.07.2015 | UK

A safari park in Japan has opened up a elephantine swimming pool for its resident pachyderms. The attraction was established to allow visitors to e...

Should We Make a Deal With Japan Over Whaling?

Mark Simmonds OBE | Posted 13.07.2015 | UK
Mark Simmonds OBE

On at least two occasions since the moratorium on commercial whaling was agreed by the International Whaling Commission (IWC), member nations have circled around the idea of coming to some form of compromise between the pro-whaling and the pro-whale sides. These attempts at compromise have failed and the moratorium remains in place, but there are indications that another deal is in the offing. This is an unfortunate development.

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!!