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International Film: Tetsuo – A combination of gross-out body horror and cyberpunk cynicism

International Film: Tetsuo – A combination of gross-out body horror and cyberpunk cynicism

A Japanese business man is slowly consumed by machinery in this cerebral, fast paced horror staple
After Abe: Where next?

After Abe: Where next?

2 months after the resignation of Japanese Prime Minister, Shinzo Abe, Political Correspondent Archie Earle asks what’s next for the world’s 3rd largest economy?
Safety concerns over Fukushima opening the Tokyo 2020 Olympic torch relay

Safety concerns over Fukushima opening the Tokyo 2020 Olympic torch relay

With worries over radiation levels and coronavirus, the 2020 Olympics face a difficult few months ahead
2019 Women’s World Handball Championship 

2019 Women’s World Handball Championship 

Luca Mariani takes a look at how the favourites are getting on in the Women’s World Handball Championship
Rugby World Cup: South Africa dash English dreams

Rugby World Cup: South Africa dash English dreams

Head Sport Editor Harry Deacon reviews the 2019 Rugby World Cup in all its glory
Hockey Olympic qualifiers: a dramatic end to proceedings

Hockey Olympic qualifiers: a dramatic end to proceedings

Following the eventful qualifiers faced by Team GB and Team Ireland, Tom Reynolds has a look at how things turned out
Tiger Woods equals historic record

Tiger Woods equals historic record

Harry Deacon takes a look at just how significant that victory in Japan was for Tiger Woods to claim his 82nd PGA Tour wins
Typhoon Hagibis wreaks havoc as pool stage draws to a close

Typhoon Hagibis wreaks havoc as pool stage draws to a close

Joey Millington takes a look at Typhoon Hagibis and how it has impacted the Rugby World Cup
Japan shock Ireland in the Rugby World Cup

Japan shock Ireland in the Rugby World Cup

The Cherry Blossoms look set to reach their first knockout stage ever, with a shock win over favourites, Ireland
Review: Grimmfest “Japanese Horror” Double Bill

Review: Grimmfest “Japanese Horror” Double Bill

Grimmfest’s double-bill of Japanese horror films Ringu and Battle Royale at The Plaza in Stockport
England rescue a win against an improving Japanese side in their third Autumn International

England rescue a win against an improving Japanese side in their third Autumn International

The scoreline masked a difficult performance against a talented Japanese team
Artefact of the Week: Koetsu Cartridges

Artefact of the Week: Koetsu Cartridges

In this edition of Artefact of the Week, Ellis Coopey looks at the curious links between vinyl players and Japanese sword making
Review: Tetsuo: The Iron Man

Review: Tetsuo: The Iron Man

Tetsuo: The Iron Man is a radical film that is profoundly shocking in both style and content, fostering a powerful sense of unease in the viewer. Almost 30 years after its release, it still has the capacity to disturb, writes Ashwin Tharoor
Japan overtakes UK as second-most represented nation in world university rankings

Japan overtakes UK as second-most represented nation in world university rankings

Japan claims second-best for universities for the first time ever as the UK reputation diminishes in the face of a growing Asia.

Review: Death Note

Adam Wingard fumbles Netflix-backed adaptation of much-loved anime Death Note

Review: Your Name

Director Makoto Shinkai stakes his claim to the anime throne in a complex yet beautiful Japanese animation

Record Reappraisal: Ryo Fukui — Scenery

A retrospective on a masterpiece: Jack Greeney explores why everyone should know about one of jazz’s finest albums, but so few do

Climbing Mount Fuji overnight

Jack Greeney talks about travelling around Japan, climbing to the top of Mount Fuji, and what not to wear

Chicken Katsu Curry

‘Sometimes you’ve just got to embrace using butter’

Cha-ology お茶とお菓子

‘The hanging Edison lightbulbs gave the room a warm hue and the many, tiny cooking items filled the brewing area showing Cha-ology’s commitment to serving the finest tea’

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