Japan

We Fact-Checked A Britain First Post On Muslims In Japan

The Huffington Post | Christopher York | Posted 15.05.2016 | UK

Britain First has posted a graphic on Facebook claiming the UK should follow the lead of Japan in its treatment of Muslims. The Japanese gove...

This Giant Asian Hornet Is Literally The New Monster In The Cupboard

The Huffington Post | Sara C Nelson | Posted 21.04.2016 | UK

In terms of things you don’t want to find crawling around on your belongings, we’d hazard a guess that this magnificent beast is right up there. J...

This Snowboarder Didn't Realise She Was Nearly Eaten By A Bear Until She Watched The Video

The Huffington Post | Christopher York | Posted 11.04.2016 | UK

A snowboarder has filmed herself cruising down a slope completely unaware she is being pursued by a massive bear. Kelly Murphy was in Hakuba 47 Winter...

Dreadlocks, North Korea, and the Zenith of Identity Politics

David Browne | Posted 07.04.2016 | UK Universities & Education
David Browne

Last week in the United States, the spectre of identity politics reared its ugly head once more, as a white student at San Francisco State University ...

Royal Ramblings Meets the Alpha Female: Round 2

Danny Stone | Posted 24.03.2016 | UK Sport
Danny Stone

Bold, beautiful, brave and brutal the Alpha Female is one of Europe's finest exports. Having returned from a stint in Japan, Jazzy is back home but won't be resting up...

Will Robots Really Take Over Our Jobs?

Leslie Willcocks | Posted 23.03.2016 | UK Tech
Leslie Willcocks

For employers, the benefits of using RPA instead of human staff include significant cost savings, faster processing (a study of an organisation within London's insurance market, showed that data which previously took two days to process, took only 30 minutes using RPA), less error and a massively increased output.

Robots are Infiltrating the Travel Industry - and Most of Us Are Fine With That

Travelzoo UK | Posted 11.03.2016 | UK Tech
Travelzoo UK

If you walk in to the Henn-na Hotel in Nagasaki, Japan, you will be met by two receptionists. Both speak English but neither is like any receptionist ...

Amazing Before And After Images Show Just How Far Japan Has Come Since 2011 Tsunami

The Huffington Post UK | Sarah Ann Harris & Elliot Wagland | Posted 11.03.2016 | UK

It’s now five years on since the tsunami which devastated areas of the north-eastern coast of Japan. The 9.0 magnitude earthquake which occurred...

Sushi Secrets - The Tokyo Way

Chris Cox | Posted 29.02.2016 | UK Lifestyle
Chris Cox

As I finish another mediocre London sushi lunch that I've grabbed from beside the sandwiches, I find my mind transported back to Tokyo where the freshest and tastiest sushi imaginable filled a hole in my stomach and cemented a place in my mind as the best sushi I've ever eaten. But it's more amazing than that because it's also the best and only sushi I've ever made.

Japanese Whales

Steve Backshall | Posted 21.02.2016 | UK
Steve Backshall

Japan has once again sent whaling vessels into the Antarctic refuge, harvesting whales for 'scientific research', which they claim is allowable through a loophole in international law. In 2014, the UN's International Court of Justice ordered Japan to stop whaling in Antarctica as its so-called 'scientific whaling' is not compatible with the ICRW, the rulings of the IWC, or international law.

Ijime: We Must Address The Rise Of Bullying In Japan

Yumiko Sato | Posted 17.02.2016 | UK
Yumiko Sato

To reduce the number of incidents of ijime, we as adults must face the problems of our society. If we want our children to respect their differences and to be kind to those who are vulnerable, we must project that. What's happening to our children is a microcosm of our society.

Tales of Afro Sumo Sheesha Flows in Tokyo

Jonathan A.J. Wilson | Posted 10.02.2016 | UK Sport
Jonathan A.J. Wilson

Have you ever had sheesha with a sumo in Tokyo? I don't do bucket lists - but if you do, write that one down. It's also gonna be my new jive talk - in...

Konnichiwa Halal - As Japan opens its arms to Muslims

Jonathan A.J. Wilson | Posted 08.02.2016 | UK
Jonathan A.J. Wilson

I was speaking at a conference at Tokyo Institute of Technology, which brings a three-year project to an end that was sponsored by Gurunavi Food Guide...

You Can't Un-See These Tiny Denim Hot Pants For Men

The Huffington Post UK | Rosy Cherrington | Posted 21.01.2016 | UK Style

We're not sure how to feel about this new men's fashion item... For the man who's always dreamed of being Rihanna in the 'Pour It Up' video - these...

Hundreds Of Dolphin Activists Pay Tribute To David Bowie

The Huffington Post UK | Kathryn Snowdon | Posted 18.01.2016 | UK

Hundreds of animal rights activists paid tribute to the late David Bowie by singing his iconic track 'Heroes' during a demonstration in London on Satu...

We Can Be Heroes

Sharon Bull | Posted 13.01.2016 | UK
Sharon Bull

Photograph by kind permission of 'Animal Rights Photography' "London holds the key to abolishing the Taiji dolphin slaughter. I really do believe tha...

Incredible Giant Squid Filmed Chilling Out In Japanese Harbour

The Huffington Post UK | Chris York | Posted 29.12.2015 | UK Tech

Footage has emerged of a beautiful and rare giant squid floating serenely floating in a Japanese harbour. Despite it's huge size - it was estimated...

What Does Professor's Indictment Mean For South Korea's Freedom Of Speech

Preetam Kaushik | Posted 29.12.2015 | UK
Preetam Kaushik

Concerns about press freedoms in South Korea has been an ongoing discussion throughout the years. With journalists facing legal consequences because o...

Does a Shrinking Population Help to Solve Climate Change?

Dr Peter Matanle | Posted 09.12.2015 | UK
Dr Peter Matanle

We often hear it said that there are too many people on Earth, that 'overpopulation' is an existential threat, and that fewer people might consume proportionately less, resulting in some easy environmental gains such as less carbon output and fewer species extinctions. It's a seductive logic, but is it true?

Eager Customer Gobbles 'Dancing' Dead Squid

The Huffington Post UK | Eve Hartley | Posted 16.11.2015 | UK

A squid has been caught on video apparently 'dancing' as it wiggles its tentacles before a willing customer who then deposits the sea creature into hi...

Is South Korea Ready to Join Trans-Pacific Partnership?

Preetam Kaushik | Posted 03.11.2015 | UK
Preetam Kaushik

The recent slug fest between Democrats and Republicans in the US Congress on granting President Obama Trade Promotion Authority (TPA or fast track aut...

The Bold Man and the Sea

Unni Krishnan | Posted 27.10.2015 | UK
Unni Krishnan

Japanese boat man gives a crash course in disaster management. Standing on the bridge of the Himawari (sunflower), the boat Susumu Sugawara, 72, sail...

Watch This Ten-Year-Old Learn The Hard Way Not To Get In Boris' Way

Sarah Ann Harris | Posted 15.10.2015 | UK

To get to the top, you have to be brutal - and for Boris Johnson, no opponent is too young to be eliminated. The Mayor of London took part in a rug...

Boris Johnson Just Loves A Photo Opportunity

The Press Association | Elliot Wagland | Posted 14.10.2015 | UK

Boris Johnson is on a mission in Japan and he's not one to miss a photo opportunity. The Mayor of London began his Japanese trade mission by waltzi...

There's A Restaurant In Japan Selling Poo-Flavoured Curry (On Purpose)

The Huffington Post UK | Ryan Barrell | Posted 30.09.2015 | UK Comedy

If you were in a restaurant and your curry tasted a bit like poo, you'd probably send it back. But not at Curry Shop Shimizu in Tokyo. The eatery, ...