Tokyo

My First Time to the Far East: A Foreigner's Impressions of Tokyo

Arabella Noortman | Posted 04.12.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Arabella Noortman

My first glimpse of Tokyo was from the plane. As we began our descent, I peered out and saw Japan's capital city; a sprawling urban mass lying between the snowy capped peak of Mount Fuji, and the glimmering Pacific Ocean.

Does Location Really Matter?

Juan Lobato | Posted 03.11.2014 | UK Tech
Juan Lobato

From London to New York, Paris to Tokyo, the number of people flocking to major cities around the world for work is steadily growing, with regional cities in many countries especially feeling the effects of this flow of talent away from their business centres.

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...

New Trends in Tokyo

Charlotte Cave | Posted 17.09.2014 | 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.

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 ...

The Figures Are In: Here Are The Ten Most Expensive Cities In The World To Live In

Huffington Post UK | Sara C Nelson | Posted 04.03.2014 | UK

And Here Are The Ten LEAST Expensive Cities In The World To Live In... Singapore has been named the world’s most expensive city to live in 2014. ...

Greetings From the Land of the Rising Sun

Martyn Sibley | Posted 30.04.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Martyn Sibley

After the grueling flight, we got to our Tokyo hotel with ourselves and the wheelchair etc intact. After checking in at 2pm Japan time (and missed a nights sleep while flying), we planned to have a short nap, go out for dinner and climatise to our new time zone. Instead, waking up at all was impossible and we slept through to 5.30am.

How Marriage Made Me a Better Man

Jackson Bliss | Posted 26.03.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Jackson Bliss

I realize that marriage can be an intensely personal and intensely beautiful daydream that you share with the most important person in your life. The longer I'm married, the longer I realized how powerful it is to be a married man in love.

China And Japan Both Accused Each Other Of Being Like Lord Voldemort

The Huffington Post UK | Posted 23.01.2014 | UK

In an atmosphere more tense than Griffindor-Slytherin Quidditch final, China and Japan's ambassadors are battling out their country's differences in t...

Squashed Unfairly in the Olympic Bid

Joel Durston | Posted 25.01.2014 | UK Sport
Joel Durston

Squash - just an old man's game, isn't it? That's the common refrain I get - or I sense people are thinking but too polite to say - when I mention that I play, watch or - as I'm now starting to do - report on the game.

Good News: Tokyo Just Got Closer

John Worne | Posted 23.01.2014 | UK
John Worne

Which two cities are more connected than you'd think? London and Paris or New York? Nope, the surprise winner when you look at Loughborough University's impressively-named Information-rich Visualisation of Dense Geographical Networks figure 1c is... London and Tokyo.

Stylish Shopping Cities

Aimee Avory-Adams | Posted 03.11.2013 | UK Lifestyle
Aimee Avory-Adams

With the fashion capitals of the world preparing for autumn, and Fashion Week, what better time to delve into the brilliance of some of the most stylish shopping destinations around the world? From designer boutiques to vintage fashion shows, find out where you need to be this autumn to feel preened, pampered and at the forefront of the latest trends.

Me and Mr Ueno (Or How Japan's Postal Bikes Are Finding a New Life in the UK)

Jon Wilks | Posted 18.10.2013 | UK Lifestyle
Jon Wilks

Noah says that he can't import the bikes fast enough - they pretty much ride themselves back out of the door. However, they're not the first mamacharis on London's streets. Over in Shoreditch, Neil Davis has been making a solid success of Tokyo Bike for a couple of years.

Hermit Crabs Receive Stylish New 3D-Printed Homes

Huffington Post UK | Posted 31.07.2013 | UK Tech

Having only recently brought you a pug on a floating rug we felt the only way to follow this would be to show you a hermit crab in a 3D-printed shell....

Brit Feared Murdered In Japan May Have Fled With Cash, Police Say

The Huffington Post UK | Posted 27.07.2013 | UK

A British ex-pat feared murdered by Japanese mafia could be alive and on the run with £40,000 of company money, Tokyo police suspect. Police have ...

WATCH: Japanese Girls Rent Out Their Thighs As Ad Space

The Huffington Post UK | Posted 20.09.2013 | UK

Girls in Tokyo are renting out their thighs as advertising space after a PR agent was looking for more inventive ways to get campaigns across. It'...

Breaks With a Buzz: Eight of the World's Best Theme Parks

HomeAway.co.uk | Posted 25.08.2013 | UK Lifestyle
HomeAway.co.uk

Are the little ones tugging on your sleeve for a trip, or is it just your nerves they're pulling to shreds? Perhaps you're just a big kid at heart, with a burgeoning need for a buzz! I for one fall into the latter category: I'm absolutely terrified of roller-coasters and rapids, but for me, that's what makes them so gut-wrenchingly addictive.

Your Guide to Tokyo's Fashion Tribes

Josie Sampson | Posted 17.08.2013 | UK Style
Josie Sampson

The city of Tokyo is fast becoming a top contender in the ultimate power struggle to be crowned with the title of 'Fashion Capital of the World', fighting off stiff competition from the likes of London, Paris, New York and Milan.

WATCH: Penguins Don Traditional African Dress

Huffington Post UK | Sara C Nelson | Posted 31.05.2013 | UK

This flock of penguins are wearing traditional African dress to welcome 50 of the continent’s leaders to Japan. The birds were decked out in the...

Inside Japan's Doll Clone Factory: Are You Tempted To Have Yourself Immortalised In Miniature?

Huffington Post UK | Sara C Nelson | Posted 22.05.2013 | UK Tech

Are you an egomaniac? Do you want nothing more than to immortalise your fine self in the form of a doll clone? Well you’re in luck – because a...

PHOTOS: May Day Protests Around The World

Huffington Post UK | Felicity Morse | Posted 01.05.2013 | UK

May Day protests are taking place on the streets of Europe, Turkey Tokyo, Jakarta, Moscow and Bangladesh, as people around the world mark Internationa...

Upcoming Gay Pride Parades Around the World

Aimee Avory-Adams | Posted 12.06.2013 | UK Lifestyle
Aimee Avory-Adams

From the pool parties in Spain to the high heel racing in Miami, these international events see hundreds of millions of people unite to celebrate gay pride.

Whirlwind Daydream: Q&A with YOUTH LAGOON

J.L. Sirisuk | Posted 27.05.2013 | UK Entertainment
J.L. Sirisuk

There exists a place where sounds build to magical effect, forming imaginative landscapes of psychedelic pop. Orchestrating such a colourful convergence of sound is Boise, Idaho based Youth Lagoon (moniker of Trevor Powers) whose previous album The Year of Hibernation, impressed with minimalist charm.

Toothy Smiles

Huffington Post UK | Sara C Nelson | Posted 01.02.2013 | UK Lifestyle

The Japanese trend for crooked, “snaggle” teeth is going from strength to strength. Yaeba – which translates literally as “double tooth”...

Watch This Building Disappear Floor By Floor

Huffington Post UK | Michael Rundle | Posted 17.03.2013 | UK Tech

Demolishing buildings is usually a dangerous and messy affair, with either great expense and care taken to ensure debris doesn't pollute an entire cit...