Osaka: Japan Just Opened a Wizarding World of Harry Potter of Their Very Own
Just as the world is still buzzing from last month's debut of the new Diagon Alley park Wizarding World of Harry Potter in Orlando, Japan is celebrating their own piece of the pie.
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Mitsuharu Tsumuru, Nikkei Chef of Maido, Lima, Peru
Mitsuharu Tsumura is a very accomplished, innovative Peruvian chef who has undergone a rigorous training in his skills in Japan prior to opening his Nikkei restaurant Maido in his hometown of Lima , Peru .
Sun Jul 20, 2014
12 (5) all-girl metal bands from Japan
Japan is not exactly known for being terribly progressive when it comes to women.
Sat Jul 19, 2014
The Japan Times
Politician Nonomura weeps and the world laughs
"Laugh, and the world laughs with you; weep, and you weep alone. For the sad old earth must borrow its mirth, but has trouble enough of its own."
Direct flight links Wuhan, Osaka
A direct air route has opened between Wuhan, capital of central China's Hubei Province and western Japanese commercial city of Osaka.
Fri Jul 18, 2014
Globe and Mail
If you're looking for a seafood-induced bliss-state, head to Yasu
Amid the rush of new sushi restaurants into the city these past few years, there's always been a conspicuous absence.
Wed Jul 16, 2014
Porter Square Ramen Shop Wants To Make Your Dreams Come True
Ramen - the Japanese noodle soup that's meant to be slurped - has surpassed the point of being trendy in cities around the U.S. Shops continue to pop up, and you can easily find ramen renditions on the menus of top restaurants and gastropubs.
You Know What Makes Blind Dates Better? Anime
Dating is tough. It's not always easy to find a partner into the same things you are.
Tue Jul 15, 2014
The incredibly BIZARRE photo gallery
Please click NEXT for more photos... oman dressed in costumes pose at the Anime Expo 2014 at the Los Angeles Convention Center in Los Angeles, California.
Hearing is believing
Back in the 1960s, hippies used to liken the experience of taking acid to "seeing sounds" or "hearing colours".
Mon Jul 14, 2014
Kinoshita-Tete IBF Title Clash Has A lot at Stake
On July 18th, the Senrima Boxing Gym will organize a card where the vacant super flyweight world championship of the International Boxing Federation will be at stake.
Linde starts production line for fuel-cell car filling stations
German industrial gases maker Linde opened what it said was the world's first production line for hydrogen fuelling stations on Monday, in a bid to boost support networks for eco-friendly cars.
Sun Jul 13, 2014
The Japan Times
Filipino caregivers sign away their rights
A provider of nursing-care services is requiring that Filipino job applicants sign a statement absolving the company of any responsibility should they die in Japan, according to a statement which was obtained by Kyodo News.
Head Porter Osaka Grand Opening
With only a handful of flagships across Japan, each and every HEAD PORTER location has become a bit of rariety.
Fri Jul 11, 2014
The Washington Post
Sharp Hastens European Solar Overhaul With End to Enel Venture
Sharp Corp., a Japanese electronics maker, will reorganize its solar-cell business, ending a European venture with Enel Green Power SpA.
Thu Jul 10, 2014
The New Zealand Herald
Dita De Boni: Tough target for arrows of change
When I was 16 - that's 25 years ago now, right before Japan spiralled into economic stagnation - I stayed a year with a Japanese family as an AFS exchange student.
Flooding, havoc in Japan as Typhoon Neoguri batters mainland
TOKYO: Typhoon Neoguri slammed into the Japanese mainland Thursday bringing widespread flooding, ripping trees from their roots and leaving houses half-buried under mud, as tens of thousands were urged to seek shelter.
The Star Online
Fukushima farmer takes on nuclear plant operator over wife's suicide
A Japanese court is due to rule next month on a claim that Tokyo Electric Power is responsible for a woman's suicide, in a landmark case that could force the utility to publicly admit culpability for deaths related to the Fukushima nuclear disaster.
Bangkok gets cheaper for expats
Bangkok has become a markedly cheaper place for expatriates to live in the past year, according to Mercer LLC's annual list of the world's most-expensive cities.