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Dublin: 14 °C Thursday 31 July, 2014

Japan

# japan - Sunday 27 July, 2014

From TheJournal.ie Japanese schoolgirl arrested for murdering and dismembering classmate Grisly

Japanese schoolgirl arrested for murdering and dismembering classmate

The suspect has admitted strangling the victim and severing her head and left hand.

# japan - Tuesday 22 July, 2014

From TheJournal.ie McNuggets in Japan and Starbucks dragged into out-of-date meat scandal KFC

McNuggets in Japan and Starbucks dragged into out-of-date meat scandal

An investigation is currently underway in Japan over the sale of out-of-date meat.

# japan - Monday 21 July, 2014

From Business ETC Do you find turn-by-turn directions a bit boring? Try following penguins instead Ice-breaker

Do you find turn-by-turn directions a bit boring? Try following penguins instead

A Tokyo aquarium have designed the navigation app to draw in visitors.

# japan - Thursday 17 July, 2014

Meat pies, interviews and singing; The Honey Badger’s top five moments

Rugby HQ have paid tribute to the Australian wing as he departs for Japan.

From TheJournal.ie From handbags to sex toys: Hello Kitty turns 40 this week Miaow Miaow

# japan - Wednesday 16 July, 2014

Japan and Singapore go head-to-head for final Super Rugby spot

The Asian nations are both in contention for the 18th place in the expanded competition.

From TheJournal.ie Vagina artist arrested in Tokyo on obscenity charges Art

Vagina artist arrested in Tokyo on obscenity charges

Japan has notoriously tough obscenity laws, but supporters of the artist say it’s an attack on free expression.

# japan - Friday 11 July, 2014

From TheJournal.ie Tsunami warning issued after earthquake hits off Fukushima coast Nuclear Site

Tsunami warning issued after earthquake hits off Fukushima coast

The 6.8-magnitude earthquake struck in the Pacific off Fukushima.

# japan - Thursday 10 July, 2014

From TheJournal.ie Astronauts take photos of storm causing devastation in Japan Typhoon Neoguri

Astronauts take photos of storm causing devastation in Japan

Astronauts aboard the International Space Station have posted photos of Typhoon Neoguri

From TheJournal.ie Flooding and havoc as typhoon hits hard in Japan Disaster

Flooding and havoc as typhoon hits hard in Japan

The storm has left several people dead and a string of damage in its wake.

# japan - Wednesday 9 July, 2014

From TheJournal.ie Two dead as typhoon bears down on Japanese mainland Typhoon Neoguri

Two dead as typhoon bears down on Japanese mainland

Officials said Neoguri would bring torrential rain and warned of the risk of flooding and landslides, after the storm.

# japan - Tuesday 8 July, 2014

From TheJournal.ie Japan braced for potentially deadly Typhoon Neoguri Take Shelter

Japan braced for potentially deadly Typhoon Neoguri

There are warnings of landslides and massive damage from the huge storm.

# japan - Wednesday 2 July, 2014

From The Daily Edge This crazy video of a politician weeping uncontrollably is going viral in Japan Sob Story

# japan - Wednesday 25 June, 2014

Bags packed with ice cubes and beer cans as Colombia’s convenient invasion keeps going strong

Mikey Stafford was in a fan fest in Recife, pondering the ramifications of an All-Ireland final on Good Friday.

# japan - Tuesday 24 June, 2014

From The Daily Edge Japan has unveiled android ‘news readers’ and they’re extremely creepy Paranoid Android

Japan has unveiled android ‘news readers’ and they’re extremely creepy

These are not the droids we were looking for. At all. Ever.

# japan - Monday 23 June, 2014

10-game winning streak sends Japan into world rugby’s top 10

Eddie Jones has led the Brave Blossoms to major improvements ahead of the 2015 World Cup.

# japan - Friday 20 June, 2014

Breakfast at Bebeto’s: All you need to know from the eighth night of World Cup action

England were left on the brink of an early exit after a brilliant brace by Luis Suarez.

# japan - Friday 13 June, 2014

From The Daily Edge ‘Plane crash’ that caused emergency alert turns out to be… a flowerbed Whoopsie

‘Plane crash’ that caused emergency alert turns out to be… a flowerbed

Nine emergency vehicles were scrambled to the scene of the ‘wreckage’.

IRB chief would prefer Japanese entrant for final place in Super 18

Super Rugby is set to take on a sixth South African side, an Argentinian team plus A.N Other.

# japan - Wednesday 11 June, 2014

From TheJournal.ie Do you drive a Toyota? Nearly 20,000 of them are being recalled in Ireland Airbag Defect

Do you drive a Toyota? Nearly 20,000 of them are being recalled in Ireland

This is the latest in a series of callbacks by the world’s biggest automaker.

# japan - Monday 9 June, 2014

From Business ETC Irish seaweed exporters are making it big in Japan Business Poll This post contains a poll

Irish seaweed exporters are making it big in Japan

Poll: One woman’s story of spotting an export opportunity after the disaster at Fukushima – but are exports the way forward for Irish SMEs?

# japan - Thursday 5 June, 2014

From Business ETC Meet the ‘human-like’ robot that can understand people’s emotions Emotional Intelligence

Meet the ‘human-like’ robot that can understand people’s emotions

Pepper, a robot that can understand human emotions and learn from human interactions, will go on sale in Japan for €1,420.

# japan - Monday 26 May, 2014

From TheJournal.ie Japanese girlband attacked by man armed with a saw Violence

Japanese girlband attacked by man armed with a saw

The two young women are being treated in hospital but are expected to be discharged tomorrow.

# japan - Sunday 11 May, 2014

From TheJournal.ie These shots reveal just how desolate Fukushima is now Japan This post contains videos

These shots reveal just how desolate Fukushima is now

The entire area around the nuclear disaster site remains empty.

# japan - Saturday 10 May, 2014

From The Daily Edge Ireland had a starring role on this Japanese TV show broadcast to 36 million Culture Clash

# japan - Thursday 8 May, 2014

From Business ETC Japanese carrier kicks off 5G tests with Nokia and Samsung in tow Zoom Zoom

Japanese carrier kicks off 5G tests with Nokia and Samsung in tow

Although it will be 2020 before it’s released commercially.

# japan - Saturday 3 May, 2014

From TheJournal.ie Opinion: The King of Monsters, America, and the legacy of the bomb – will Godzilla be done justice? Lost In Translation

Opinion: The King of Monsters, America, and the legacy of the bomb – will Godzilla be done justice?

Director Gareth Edwards must balance the demands of a big budget blockbuster with the historical and cultural importance of Godzilla. Not a simple task, as previous versions have shown.

From The Daily Edge Japanese Godzilla fans think the new reboot’s monster is “too fat” Fatzilla

Japanese Godzilla fans think the new reboot’s monster is “too fat”

Japanese fans of the monster think being in the US has “super-sized” him.

# japan - Thursday 24 April, 2014

From The Daily Edge Avril Lavigne responds to claims that her new video is racist: “LOLOLOL!!” Hello Kitty

Avril Lavigne responds to claims that her new video is racist: “LOLOLOL!!”

The video for Hello Kitty has been branded a “fetishisation” of Japanese culture.

# japan - Monday 21 April, 2014

From TheJournal.ie It is illegal to have an affair in South Korea. But this website is offering them anyway Your Wife

It is illegal to have an affair in South Korea. But this website is offering them anyway

“Life is Short. Have an Affair,” says AshleyMadison.com.

# japan - Wednesday 16 April, 2014

From TheJournal.ie Bird flu outbreak prompts chicken cull in Japan H5 Strain

Bird flu outbreak prompts chicken cull in Japan

No cases of humans contracting the disease who have eaten poultry or eggs have been recorded.

# japan - Monday 7 April, 2014

From The Daily Edge This hedgehog’s adorable paper makeovers will make you smile Cute-splosion

This hedgehog’s adorable paper makeovers will make you smile

His name is Marutaro and he likes experimenting with his look.

# japan - Wednesday 2 April, 2014

From TheJournal.ie Column: My life as an ex-pat and the joy of finally coming home Homeward Bound

Column: My life as an ex-pat and the joy of finally coming home

At the height of the recession, thousands of Irish people found employment and new lives abroad. Now, many are returning to Ireland, especially as the economy starts to get back on its feet, Matthew Jones writes.

# japan - Monday 31 March, 2014

From TheJournal.ie UN court tells Japan to leave the whales alone Save The Whales

UN court tells Japan to leave the whales alone

Japanese Fisheries Minister Yoshimasa Hayashi last year vowed Japan would never stop whaling.

# japan - Thursday 27 March, 2014

From TheJournal.ie Column: ‘With a few surviving classmates, I stepped carefully over the dead and dying’ Nuclear Weapons

Column: ‘With a few surviving classmates, I stepped carefully over the dead and dying’

As a 13-year old schoolgirl, Setsuko Thurlow became a survivor of the atomic bombing of Hiroshima. Her harrowing testimony is a continuing reminder of the importance of nuclear disarmament, writes Jamie Walsh.

# japan - Tuesday 18 March, 2014

From The Daily Edge Can anyone explain what’s going on in this Japanese chewing gum ad? What The...
From The Daily Edge Spaghetti-flavoured ice pops are actually a thing Pasta Point Of No Return

Spaghetti-flavoured ice pops are actually a thing

In Japan, obviously. The HORROR.

From The Daily Edge Irish lad and his hurley crash Tokyo’s St. Patrick’s Day parade Chancer

# japan - Tuesday 11 March, 2014

Japanese team’s goal celebration remembers tsunami anniversary

Players of J-League side Sanfrecce Hiroshima spelt out the date of the tragedy during an Asian Champions League game today.

# japan - Friday 7 March, 2014

From Business ETC Japan decides bitcoin isn’t a currency, but will be taxed Regulations

Japan decides bitcoin isn’t a currency, but will be taxed

Under the new regulations, the Japanese government will treat bitcoin like any other goods and services, and will tax any transactions made using it.

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