When a massive earthquake struck Japan on March 11, 2011, David McNeill and Lucy Birmingham experienced the terrifying sensation of the earth moving uncontrollably beneath their feet.Monday, 3 December, 2012, 6:03pm
This time last year, Keiko wanted to meet a man who met the three traditional 'high' requirements of the perfect Japanese husband: He needed to be tall, have a high level of education and a high salary.13 Feb 2012 - 12:00am
ORIZA HIRATA started to cultivate a broad view of the world as a teenager. At 17, he cycled 20,000km on a journey that took him to 26 countries in 18 months.26 Feb 2007 - 12:00am
Mongolian-born grand champion Asashoryu has been summoned to appear before a panel of the Japan Sumo Association to explain media reports claiming he has been arranging for bouts to be thrown.
Asashoryu won his 20th career title at the New Year Grand Tournament this month in typically resounding fashion, losing only one of his bouts.27 Jan 2007 - 12:00am
Wandering the streets of the Marunouchi district - the business heart of the city - on a typical weekday evening would have been like walking through a ghost town a few years ago. Sandwiched between Tokyo Station and the Imperial Palace, the district is today shaking off its dull image and becoming the place to be seen.23 Dec 2006 - 12:00am
With a barely audible hiss and a final flick of his wrist, the artist completes his spray-painted work of art. It is bright, aggressive and on public display.
The problem is that it is too public; daubed on a station wall, it is the kind of art that passers-by cannot fail to see.9 Dec 2006 - 12:00am