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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.


Related Topix: Japan, World News, Travel

Monday |

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 .


Related Topix: World News, Peru, Johnson & Wales University, Providence, RI, Japan, Life, Food, Recipes

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.


Related Topix: Hard-Rock, Europe, World News, Japan, The Go-Go's, Pop/Rock

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."


Related Topix: World News, Japan, Asia


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.


Related Topix: World News, Japan, China, Asia

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.


Related Topix: Life, Sushi, Japanese Cuisine, Food, Seafood, Pizza, Dining, World News, Japan

Wed Jul 16, 2014

WBUR-AM Boston

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.


Related Topix: Japan, World News


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.


Related Topix: Life, Hobbies, Anime and Manga, Japan, World News

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.


Related Topix: World News, Kenya, Japan, France, Weird


Hearing is believing

Back in the 1960s, hippies used to liken the experience of taking acid to "seeing sounds" or "hearing colours".


Related Topix: Japan, World News

Mon Jul 14, 2014

Boxing Scene

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.


Related Topix: Japan, World News


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.


Related Topix: Japan, World News

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.


Related Topix: Japan, World News, Filipino-American, Asian-American

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.


Related Topix: Japan, World News

Fri Jul 11, 2014

Christian Science Monitor

Japan moves toward putting its money on a casino culture

Visitors play Pachinko, a Japanese form of legal gambling, at Dynam Japan Holdings Co.'


Related Topix: Games, Poker, Japan, World News

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.


Related Topix: Solar Energy, Alternative Energy, Renewable Energy (Green Energy), Energy, World News, Japan, Science / Technology

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.


Related Topix: World News, Japan

Daily Times

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.


Related Topix: Tornado, Hurricane, Natural Disasters, World News, Japan, Asia, Weather,

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.


Related Topix: Tsunami, Asian Tsunami Disaster, World News, Japan, Asia,

Bangkok Post

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.


Related Topix: New York, World News, Angola, Japan, China, Asia