Japan

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 21.07.2014 | 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...

New Trends in Tokyo

Charlotte Cave | Posted 18.07.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Charlotte Cave

Just landed back from shooting four issues of autumn winter fashion in Tokyo. When you go all that way, no point just doing one story when there is so much to say - what a world. What an experience. Misty, humid and hot - as a hair stylist, one could worry about the hair but luckily we are all about 90's grunge: neon wigs, plaits and fifties quiffs; damp air couldn't touch us.

Planet Appetite: UNI Restaurant Brings Japanese Peruvian Nikkei Cuisine to Belgravia, London, UK

Rupert Parker | Posted 18.07.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Rupert Parker

Named after the Japanese word for Sea Urchin, UNI Restaurant and Sushi Bar serves up delicious Japanese and Peruvian fusion cuisine, known as Nikkei.

This Robot Won't Stop Asking People To 'Get Naked'

The Huffington Post UK | Posted 16.07.2014 | UK Tech

A new humanoid robot developed in Japan has a unique strategy for making friends. It wants you to take off your clothes. The Andrew WK-style adv...

Vagina Artist Arrested For Distributing 3D Scans Of Her Genitals

Huffington Post UK | Sara C Nelson | Posted 15.07.2014 | UK

An artist has been arrested on suspicion of breaking Japanese obscenity laws. Megumi Igarashi was detained after distributing data enabling recipi...

Tony Abbott Finds Yet Another Way To Embarrass An Entire Nation

Huffington Post UK | Posted 10.07.2014 | UK

Australian Prime Minister Tony Abbott would like you know he and Japanese counterpart Shinzo Abe both have new boots. To mark this momentous moment...

Japanese Wagyu Back on European Menus

Rebecca Williams | Posted 07.07.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Rebecca Williams

Japan was banned from selling beef in the European Union until last year and all imports of Wagyu beef were from Australia, New Zealand, America and the United Kingdom. Restrictions have been removed and now the Japanese are keen to reclaim the marketplace.

One Man's Symbolic Bow

Laurenne Chapman | Posted 25.06.2014 | UK Entertainment
Laurenne Chapman

I am very impressed by the way Japan have dealt with this and I think we need to use this as a springboard for the articulation of how culture needs to change going forward as we move out of the old patriarchal paradigm into a new chapter with new norms...

Japan Has Robot Newsreaders

The Huffington Post UK | Thomas Tamblyn | Posted 25.06.2014 | UK Tech

Fans of Edward R. Murrow look away now as the modern day newsreader could soon be replaced by super-realistic robots. Unveiled at the National Muse...

How Crossfaith Made Heavy Metal History at Download 2014

Olly Hunter | Posted 20.06.2014 | UK Entertainment
Olly Hunter

For those of you who haven't heard Crossfaith before. They're a genre busting band cut from a cloth not that dissimilar from former tour mates Enter Shikari. They mix up hardcore, punk rock, metalcore and electronics from trance to dubstep to produce a sound that's brilliantly fresh, heavy and most importantly unique.

Team Focus: Japan's 'Magic Square' Can Guide Them to the Knockout Stages

Ben McAleer | Posted 16.06.2014 | UK Sport
Ben McAleer

Many feel Japan have an excellent chance of successfully navigating the group stages such is the ability of their attacking players. While the defensive solidity of Alberto Zaccheroni's side is questionable, offensively they have the personnel to hurt their Group C opponents...

SoftBank Builds Robot That Knows When You're Sad

The Huffington Post UK | Thomas Tamblyn | Posted 05.06.2014 | UK Tech

This is Pepper, it's a robot that can tell when you're sad. It can also help around the house or work in customer service. Created by SoftBank, Pep...

This Japanese Drinks Company Wants To Advertise On The Moon

The Huffington Post UK | Posted 16.05.2014 | UK Tech

Things are hotting up in the race to return to the Moon. Earlier this week we learned that Russia is seriously working on a plan to annex our natur...

Dine With A Stuffed Hippopotamus Because You Have No Friends At This Moomin Cafe (PICTURES)

Huffington Post UK | Sara C Nelson | Posted 30.04.2014 | UK

Love the Moomins? Got no friends? No problem – A Japanese restaurant has it all covered. Tokyo’s Moomin Café will enhance your lonely dining ...

How To Brush Your Teeth With A Gun

The Huffington Post UK | Posted 28.04.2014 | UK Tech

There's a chap in Japan who likes nothing more than to attach a toothbrush to a gun and brush his teeth with it. We'll just let that sink in a bit....

Beyond the Front Pages

Carla Buzasi | Posted 25.06.2014 | UK
Carla Buzasi

I'm breaking my own rule this week, and starting with a story that very much made the front pages - the front page of Time magazine to be precise. Earlier this week, Beyoncé was crowned queen of the US title's 100 Most Influential People In The World list, or the Time 100 as it's more generally billed, and consequently pictured looking her usual stunning self on the front of the magazine. So far, so good. The socialsphere, however, didn't take long to react and when it did, the reaction wasn't pretty.

The US Right Wing Are Furious Obama Just Bowed To A Japanese Robot

Huffington Post UK | Posted 24.04.2014 | UK Tech

Several right-wing American websites appear to be furious that President Obama has bowed to a foreign diplomat. A foreign robot diplomat. Obama ...

Five Charts Showing How Chat Apps Joined the Social Media Mainstream

Damian Radcliffe | Posted 07.06.2014 | 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 03.06.2014 | 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 03.06.2014 | 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 31.05.2014 | 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...